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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.

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.

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Infographic: Fashion price tracker – online womenswear data

Fashion price data from July 23, 2014: The average online price per item and percentage of products on markdown from the top ten womenswear retailers.

The retailer has brought in its first CIO.

Fortnum & Mason hires first chief information officer

Fortnum & Mason has appointed Whistles IT and logistics director David Mold as its first chief information officer.

Matalan\'s first Oxford Street store vies to increase brand’s accessibility

Matalan's first Oxford Street store vies to increase brand accessibility

Value retailer Matalan is aiming to “service the way modern families want to shop” with its first Oxford Street store, due to open next year.

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.

Luxury fashion brands such as Burberry, Aquascutum and Barbour have all added to the allure of UK retail for international shoppers.

Comment: How mass-market retailers can tap into the ‘Ramadan rush’

The UK’s mass-market retailers have sometimes been unsure of how best to attract greater numbers of international shoppers to their stores.

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