More than half of European retail sales will be touched by digital over the coming five years: Forrester


More than half of European retail sales over the next five years will touch digital channels, a new report suggests. UK sales, predicts the Forrester study, will be most affected as internet retailing – particularly via mobile devices – becomes central to the way we buy. Forrester’s European Cross-Channel Retail (more…)

Argos’ use of mobile to bridge the gap between store and digital takes it to £1bn annual m-commerce sales

Argos digital concept store, Old Street

Enabling shoppers to move between sales channels, using mobile devices as a bridge between the store and online has helped Argos to a record £1bn in m-commerce sales. The retailer, judged an Elite retailer both in Internet Retailing’s wider IRUK 500 research and specifically in the mobile and cross-channel performance (more…)

IRUK500 Elite retailer Argos on mobile and cross-channel retailing, plus m-commerce video interview with Bronto’s Georges Bergzal

IRUK 2015 Logo with Digital River

Argos’ [iruk rarg] successes in mobile and cross-channel retailing put it at the heart of the recent IRUK500 Performance Dimension Report on the subject. For the latest IRUK 500 report, on mobile and cross-channel, we spoke to Argos group communications manager Vikki Kirby to learn more about the retailer’s strategy (more…)

Amazon and Apple both report double digit sales growth as well as profits


Amazon and Apple this week both reported profits in the latest quarter of their financial years. Amazon, which is the UK’s leading online retailer and an Elite member of the <a href=", reported net sales of $23.18bn (£14.97bn) in its second quarter, to June 30, 20% more than the $19.34bn (more…)