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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.

Hobbs is restructuring following a difficult period

Hobbs restructures and sets sights on US expansion

Fashion retailer Hobbs is restructuring following a business review designed to put it back on track following tough trading that led to backer 3i writing down its value.

Furniture boosts John Lewis sales

Infographic: Furniture boosts John Lewis as sales jump 9.4% in first half

A strong performance in furniture helped boost John Lewis’ sales 8.5% to £69.4m last week taking its growth for its first half to 9.4%.

Agent Provocateur\'s owner is holding a beauty parade of bankers to manage the auction.

Agent Provocateur up for sale with £200m price tag

Private equity firm 3i is eyeing a £200m sale of Agent Provocateur and is holding a beauty parade of bankers to manage the auction.

Breakfast briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Hobbs, Argos and New Look

Retail news round-up on August 1, 2014: Hobbs restructures, Argos uses augmented reality in catalogue and New Look awards customer experience account.

Consumer confidence slipped into negative territory in July, just a month after recording its first positive result in nine years.

Consumer sentiment slips as confidence in economic recovery falters

Consumer confidence slipped into negative territory in July, just a month after recording its first positive result in nine years.

Oliver Tress is boss of Oliver Bonas

Q&A: Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress

Oliver Tress, founder of Oliver Bonas talks to Retail Week about his love for Paul Smith, architecture and the importance of working for a company you admire.

Marks and Spencer launches its \'every milestone\' campaign

Marketing campaign: Marks & Spencer celebrates children's every milestone Video

At this time of year it is virtually impossible to escape ‘back to school’ adverts and they are usually a drab affair as retailers go through the motions.

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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