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Google is allowing consumers to buy products from within YouTube ads as it sets its sights on Amazon and eBay’s ecommerce dominance.
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Latest catalogue shopping news
Shop Direct is winding down its Littlewoods catalogue after more than 80 years as it reflects the shift to online shopping.
N Brown has issued its second profit warning in six months after “tactical and strategic” price investments.
Findel has agreed to sell its catalogue retailer Kleeneze to Trillium Pond, a subsidiary of US group CVSL, in a deal valued at £3.6m.
The chief executive of Findel, Roger Siddle, is to depart at the end of the financial year and the retailer will reconsider its leadership structure.
Argos has bolstered its growing fashion offer after inking an exclusive deal to stock American clothing brand Cherokee from this summer.
Catalogue shopping analysis
A brief history of mail order catalogues and what the future holds as digital takes over in this week’s episode of Short Cuts.
Other companies could learn a thing or two from Philip Maudsley’s 27 years at Findel, which has involved a turnaround in the last three years.
Catalogue shopping comment
Next posted £695m pre-tax profit to the end of January, bucking the trend of flat or declining growth faced by many retailers.
Next’s full-year figures showed that the fashion powerhouse remains a pastmaster in multichannel retailing.