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Retail jury out ahead of Apple Pay launch in UK next month
A raft of top retailers have signed up to the contactless payment system Apple Pay, but some of the industry’s biggest names remain to be convinced.
Zara owner Inditex first-quarter net profits jump 28%
Inditex – owner of fashion chains Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti and Bershka – has revealed a 28% rise in net profits for its first quarter.
Boohoo reports strong start to year as sales increase 35%
Boohoo.com has reported a 35% increase in total sales to £41.3m as the fashion etailer’s UK and international efforts pay off.
Shoe Zone profits and revenue slip due to store closures and warm weather
Footwear specialist Shoe Zone’s half-year profits slipped 26% after a decrease in sales from store closures and unseasonable trading conditions.
Marks & Spencer eyes launch of loyalty card scheme
Marks & Spencer is considering introducing a loyalty card scheme provisionally named ‘Sparks’ in the next few months, according to reports.
What does Apple Pay’s UK arrival mean for retailers?
Apple has revealed that its long-awaited mobile payment system Apple Pay will finally arrive in the UK next month, but what does this mean for retailers?
Pets at Home’s biggest shareholder to sell nearly half its stake
Pets at Home’s largest investor Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is to halve its stake in the business by selling 21.6% of the retailer’s shares.
Watch: The move from cash to cashless payments in 60 seconds
With Apple Pay poised to launch in the UK, we look at the steady decline of cash payments in consumer shopping habits.
H&M to launch in India with 25,000 sq ft store in New Delhi
H&M will open its first store in India this autumn. The retailer has selected a 25,000 sq ft location in New Delhi.
Aldi invests in electric car charging stations across Germany
Discount grocer Aldi is investing €2.2m (£1.6m) on charging stations for electric cars outside its German stores this summer.
New Look to refinance debt to reduce interest costs
New Look is seeking to refinance £1bn of debt to reduce interest costs ahead of its acquisition by South African investment house Brait.
In the news: Home Retail’s new technology boss George Goley profiled
Why is the former Amazon technology executive a good fit to lead Home Retail’s digital and tech transformation?
Morrisons boss slashes prices of 200 everyday products
New Morrisons chief executive David Potts is to slash the price of 200 everyday products including bread, milk and butter.
Why retailers are paying attention to the power of social communities
Should retailers be thinking about mimicking fashion etailer Net-a-Porter and taking the plunge into social commerce?
Tesco admits to breaking code of practice over treatment of suppliers
Tesco has admitted to a number of cases that it believes are likely to have breached the grocery sector’s code of practice.
Apple Pay expected to launch in the UK within two months
The long awaited contactless payment service Apple Pay is expected to be switched on this summer in the UK.
Missguided launches first UK physical presence with Selfridges concession
Value etailer Missguided is making its first move into UK physical stores by launching a concession with premium retailer Selfridges.
BHS documents reveal full extent of decline as losses widen
The full extent of BHS’ decline has been laid bare in Companies House documents that show losses widened in its year to August 30.
In pictures: Matalan launches its debut Oxford Street store
Matalan opened the doors to its Oxford Street store yesterday as it seeks to take on value fashion rivals on London’s busiest shopping street.
House of Fraser to stop selling Mary Portas fashion brand
House of Fraser will stop selling Mary Portas’ fashion brand this summer, throwing the future of the range into doubt.