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BrightHouse’s private equity owner has appointed advisers to examine the potential for an IPO.
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Amazon has moved further into gaming by snapping up live-streaming gaming network Twitch for $970m (£585m), beating Google to the acquisition.
Furniture Village has secured a £6m investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF), which will help it accelerate store expansion.
Retail news round-up on August 26, 2014: Footfall plunges over rainy Bank Holiday, Furniture Village gets £6m investment, Amazon acquires gaming firm and more.
Ecommerce giant eBay is mulling a spin-off of its online payments business PayPal as early as next year, according to reports.
Retail news round-up on August 22, 2014: Burberry boss cashes in £5.19m in share sale, eBay eyes PayPal sale, Co-op Bank shareholders call for speedier overhaul and Gap targets India.
As part of a wider report in conjunction with the Retail Week Technology & Ecommerce Summit, IT leaders discuss how technology has evolved.
15 years ago this week, the first UK purchase was made on eBay – a CD from German rock group The Scorpions for £2.89.
For specialist game retailers Amazon’s purchase of Twitch simply reinforces the extent to which gaming as a pastime has shifted towards the digital.
Floor space may be one of the most limiting factors for retailers, but innovation is promising to revolutionise the in-store experience.