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Ecommerce in fashion - October 2012

Retail Week Ecommerce in Fashion

Read the Retail Week & Fits.me Ecommerce in fashion supplement as a fully digital edition.

Next has increased full-year expectations for the second time this year, following a bumper first half.

Next raises full-year profit guidance for second time this year

Next has increased its full-year expectations for the second time this year, following a bumper first half as it hits the expansion trail for its home format.

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Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Morrisons, Next and Carpetright

Retail news round-up on July 29, 2014: Poundland appoints former Carpetright boss Darren Shapland as its chairman, Next raises full-year profit guidance for second time and Carpetright posts 5.2% sales jump

Topshop and Topman will launch on etail giant Zalando in September as part of its European expansion drive.

Topshop to launch on Asos's European ecommerce rival Zalando

British brands Topshop and Topman will launch on fashion website Zalando in September as part of their European expansion drive.

John Lewis ended its summer Sale with 18.8% growth year on year last week, driven by a stellar performance in its home department.

Infographic: John Lewis clearance helps weekly sales surge 18.8%

John Lewis ended its summer Sale with 18.8% growth year on year last week, driven by a stellar performance in its home department.

Grocers cut back on working hours despite growth in store numbers

Grocers cut back on working hours despite growth in store numbers

Supermarkets are cutting back on hours worked and equivalent full-time jobs in retail fell in the second quarter despite growth in store numbers.

Next, Oxford St

Comment: As it revises full-year profits up again, what is Next doing right?

There’s no doubt that Next is now an established leader on the British high street. Its stores are everywhere and yummy mummies rave about it.

With anywhere between 25% and 60% of traffic coming through a mobile device, Superdrug, LK Bennett and B&Q, to name but a few, will be losing sales every day because they don’t have  mobile-optimised sites.

Comment: Sales knowledge is vital to ecommerce success

Retailers must leverage knowledge of their customers’ needs to optimise their ecommerce offers if they want to succeed in online retail.

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