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Retail Week Awards: Looking back at the past winners
As the shortlist for the Retail Week Awards 2017 is unveiled, we look back through the archives at winners over the past twenty years.
Blog: 20 years old and no PayPal – where will eBay go next?
It has been a big few months for eBay. Its 20th birthday comes hot on the heels of it parting company with PayPal, after it bought the payment giant in 2002.
Blog: Why retailers are looking outside the industry for digital talent
House of Fraser is the latest retailer to look outside retail for talent, having turned to the US financial industry for a high-level digital recruit.
Blog: Should Apple be worried so few people are using Apple Pay?
Apple Pay has hit the headlines this week after it was reported only 3% of iPhone 6 users have chosen to try the service since it was launched in July.
Blog: Why specialist retailers are forging ahead on multichannel retailing
Some of the best examples of multichannel retailing can be seen in specialist retailers, many of whom are well ahead of the market on their digitally enabled propositions.
Blog: Octer app bids to change the way people shop online
Barely a week passes without a new app launching that purports to change the future of retail, but eventually one of these will stick so it’s worth keeping an eye on them.
Analysis: The top five uses of mobile to inspire retailers
The evolution of mobile has seen retailers move on from straightforward apps and mobile sites to look at using mobile in other ways.
Interview: How M&S pushed the reset button on its technology strategy
M&S has bounced back from a raft of technological ordeals. Its new chief information officer Carl Dawson tells Retail Week how it is moving on.
Start-up of the week: Online product sampling service SoPost
Start-ups in retail technology are growing and Retail Week is highlighting some of the best. This week SoPost is in the spotlight.
Start-up of the week: Visual content platform Photospire
Start-ups in retail technology are growing and Retail Week is highlighting some of the best. This week Photospire is in the spotlight.
Infographic: John Lewis ends financial year with 'solid' sales growth
John Lewis sales rose a “solid” 4.8% in the week to January 31, with growth partly driven by new season fashion stock finding favour with shoppers.
DFS announces intention to float on the London Stock Exchange
Furniture retailer DFS has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, and is expecting the offer to raise proceeds of £105m.
Poundland to acquire 99p Stores for £55m
Value retailer Poundland has agreed a conditional sale agreement to purchase competitor 99p Stores for £55m, the business revealed today.
Tesco narrows down search for new chairman to two candidates
Tesco has reportedly narrowed down the search for a successor to Sir Richard Broadbent to two candidates as it seeks to rebuild its reputation.
NRF video: EBay and Rebecca Minkoff’s connected dressing room
Eric Armstrong from eBay demonstrates to Retail Week how the interactive changing rooms work in Rebecca Minkoff’s connected store.
NRF videos: Five great innovations from around the NRF exhibition hall
NRF is full of innovative ideas and the event provides a snapshot of the best the industry has to offer. Here are a few of the technologies on show.
NRF: Tesco's F&F lowers online returns rate by 4.5% using 3D technology
F&F at Tesco has cut online returns by 4.5% and shortened lead times after introducing 3D technology that improves the way it designs clothes.
NRF: GameStop introduces digital to stores through its Technology Institute
GameStop is using its Technology Institute in Austin, Texas to trial a range of digital technologies in 36 stores across the city.
NRF: JC Penney says omnichannel will drive $800m of growth over three years
JC Penney’s chief customer officer Mike Rodgers has said omnichannel strategy will drive $800m worth of growth over the next three years.
NRF: What chief information officers are prioritising for 2015
An NRF panel of IT bosses discussed the challenges they will face this year, from tightening security to dealing with data.