As retail’s digital shift continues, we discuss some of the big themes from Retail Week’s Tech. festival with special guest Will Shuckburgh, executive vice-president of Rakuten. From AI to 5G, by way of screenless experiences and new digital opportunity for the high street, the pace of change is unlikely to slow down.
Amazon is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators over allegations that it misuses “sensitive data” from retailers that sell on its ecommerce marketplace.
Amazon’s annual Prime Day promotional extravaganza, which took place this week, will no doubt result in plenty of superlative-laden headlines – it usually does.
This week Ikea unveils its new Greenwich, London, branch, which it describes as its “most sustainable store”.
Discounting made no discernible impact on trading and footfall over Christmas, says Springboard marketing and insights director Diane Wehrle.