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Retail Week Customer Insight - October 2014

Digital edition: Retail Week Customer Insight - October 2014

Read the Retail Week Customer Insight 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.

Apple has posted record quarterly sales

Apple smashes record for biggest quarterly profit in history

Apple has reported the biggest ever quarterly profit by a public company after strong sales of its new iPhone 6 smartphone.

Retail Week Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Apple, Foyles and retail staff

Retail news round-up on January 28, 2015: Apple reports strong sales; New Foyles CEO appointed; Retail staff unhappy.

Apple highlighted the success of its Apple Pay scheme

Apple Pay takes two-thirds of US contactless payments

Apple Pay has got off to a “strong start” since the contactless payment service launched last autumn, said chief executive Tim Cook.

DM plans to expand online

DM-Drogerie Markt plans online expansion in Germany

German health and beauty operator DM-Drogerie Markt plans to expand online this summer with a transactional ecommerce site.

River Island has joined TrueStart

River Island looks to tap into next wave of tech entrepreneurs

River Island has joined forces with retail and consumer innovation accelerator TrueStart to gain access to tech start-ups and new technology.

Christmas and the consumer

This guide brings you the insight you need to help predict the fortunes of the 2014 golden quarter.

Take a look now and discover:


  • What the festive spirit is among the UK’s shoppers

  • What they expect to spend this year

  • How, when and where will they spend it

Access the Christmas and the consumer guide today

 

Tesco has sold or is closing its Blinkbox businesses

Comment: Tesco's Blinkbox failure proves copying Amazon is futile

With an insatiable appetite to capitalise on what it considered hot trends, Tesco hurried into an unknown market (to the grocer) that was already saturated.

John Lewis has embraced technology and multichannel in the last few years

Comment: John Lewis IT boss - NRF is like 'Toys R Us' for retailers

I write these words somewhere over the Atlantic on the way back from NRF – the US ‘Big Retail Show’ which is increasingly the big ‘Global Retail Show’ in New York. 

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