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Sainsbury’s, SuperGroup and Superdrug report on multichannel growth; InternetRetailing Summit opens in Berlin

Today’s InternetRetailing newsletter comes live from the InternetRetailing Summit in Berlin, where retailers from across Europe have gathered to discuss the issues that are driving their business development and to share answers and experiences to questions. Aspects of connected retailing from innovation to merchandising and from operations to mobile are all on the agenda. The IREU Top500 2017 has also been released to this select audience ahead of wider publication later this summer.

Today we’re also reporting as SuperGroup and Superdrug report full year results. Multichannel has contributed to both unveiling strong figures.

We have an interview with Siobhan Fitzpatrick of Maplin, on starting to design multichannel from the store out, and for those looking forward to Amazon Prime Day we have advice on getting ready for this year’s event from Channel Advisor’s Adam Joseph. Today’s guest comment comes from Brian Bowden of SecureAuth who considers the challenges that authentication and convenience present the retail industry.

The Tamebay Ecommerce Cup
The Tamebay Ecommerce Cup 2017 will be held on September 7 and five-a-side teams are now being invited to sign up. The tournament, now in its fifth year, is moving to a new venue in Shepherd’s Bush and promises FA refs and a comfy new players’ lounge complete with screens to keep tabs on competitors’ matches.

“We had a total of 26 teams enter last year, and it was great to have both suppliers and retailers competing, with Deliveroo taking the top spot and runners up Uber narrowly missing out,” says Mark Pigou, founder of InternetRetailing Media. “This year promises to be just as competitive.” To enter a team of up to 10 people (five players and five subs), sign up here.

Sponsorship opportunities are limited to three companies: email Joey Evans (joe.evans@tamebay.com) for more.

Webinars
Find out more about upcoming InternetRetailing webinars and register for free on the InternetRetailing webinar page. You can also catch up with past webinars on the page: recent sessions have come from IBM Watson on using AI to improve the customer experience, and from SmartFocus and The Entertainer on using social to reach digital customers.

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