Editor's Comment

Amazon, Fortnum & Mason, Graze: how Top500 retailers are growing businesses, plus the latest on Peak 2017

In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter we’re moving beyond Cyber Week in our Peak 2017 coverage, with our last major round up of all things Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and starting to look ahead to coming weeks.

Today we’re also reporting on an international appetite for British food as Fortnum & Mason reports fast growth in online sales as it appeals to customers both at home and abroad, and as Graze shows that multichannel and US expansion have boosted sales, but dented bottom-line profits in the medium term.

Innovation permeates today’s newsletter, with SEAT opening a new updated digital store, and Amazon introducing its Treasure Truck to the UK market.

Today’s guest comment comes from Saima Alibhai of Oracle + Bronto, who considers the retail applications of virtual reality.

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