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Digital edition: Retail Week Multichannel – May 2014

Read the Retail Week Multichannel supplement as a fully digital edition.

Retail Week Customer Insight - May 2014

Digital edition: Retail Week Customer Insight - May 2014

Read the Retail Week Customer Insight supplement as a fully digital edition.

Latest m-commerce news

Alibaba triples profits ahead of stock market flotation

Alibaba profits triple to £1.2bn as it prepares to float in the US

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has almost tripled its profits as it prepares for a float on the US stock exchange that could value it at $200bn.

Samsung\'s new Gear S smartwatch does not need to hook up to a smartphone via 3G

Samsung integrates 3G into smartwatch to create 'truly connected life'

Samsung has launched the Gear S, a 3G-connected smartwatch that can perform the functions of a smartphone without connecting to a separate mobile device via Bluetooth.

Groupon has overhauled its UK website as it vies to take on Amazon and eBay and become an online marketplace.

Groupon overhauls UK site as it vies to become online marketplace

Groupon has overhauled its UK website as it vies to take on Amazon and eBay and become an online marketplace.

Game is racing to adapt to a market that is rapidly becoming digital only

Analysis: Game's battle to be fighting-fit for the digital-only revolution

Game has landed an exclusive deal with Microsoft to sell its digital-only Xbox games. But is it adapting fast enough to cope with the digital revolution?

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Infographic: Young shoppers to spend £5.7bn online in 2014

Shoppers aged between 15 and 24 will spend £5.7bn in 2014 as overall online spending hits £39bn, according to Verdict research.

M-commerce analysis

Apple straddles the technology and retail categories to offer a brand experience that consumers want

Comment: Retailers need to stop behaving like retailers

As the world’s most successful brands are categorised into several retail categories, retailers must innovate their image to remain relevant.

Planning for the Christmas period is well under way, and with more channels than ever the pressure on supply chains has never been greater.

Analysis: How are Christmas supply chains evolving?

Planning for the Christmas period is well under way, and with more channels than ever the pressure on supply chains has never been greater.

M-commerce comment

Twenty years after the liberalisation of trading hours, Sunday is  a popular shopping day

Comment: Changing shopper habits will make the Sunday trading debate redundant

When the Sunday Trading Act 1994 was introduced, part of the rationale was to better reflect the changing needs of consumers - but today those needs are changing again .

The UK retail industry has a track record of launching successful pure-play businesses such as Asos and Ao.com.

Comment: UK ecommerce must constantly innovate to keep up with shoppers

The UK has been a pioneer in digital retail since the early days, but retailers must continue adapting to the demands of the consumer to survive.

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