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Gain expert analysis and advice from key representatives from Retail Week and Hermes.

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Will Amazon’s Prime Day be a delivery disaster?

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Prime Day is now under way. Amazon’s self-created shopping holiday is in its third year and it’s expected to be bigger than ever.

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Amazon helps entrepreneurs to build delivery start-ups

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Amazon is offering support to would-be entrepreneurs to help them develop delivery businesses that will fulfil the retailer’s growing parcel volumes.


Should retailers offer free delivery from stores?

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As shopping becomes more of a leisure activity, do consumers want to lug heavy bags around with them? Could free delivery from stores protect the role of the shop?

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Is Ocado the grocery industry's antidote to Amazon?

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The value of retail fulfilment was laid bare last week when Ocado’s share price surged 80% after signing a distribution deal with US grocer Kroger.


How to nurture staff within your business

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Jill Maples, HR director at Hermes, reveals how the company retains staff, giving them an incentive to develop their skills and take on exciting opportunities.