House of Fraser announces 32% online sales rise in a year when the website was its most profitable store

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House of Fraser today reported a 32% leap in online sales in its latest financial year – and said the ecommerce business was now both its largest and most profitable store. The department store business signalled major investment in multichannel over the next 12 months, including international ecommerce expansion into (more…)

US, China and India key markets for retailers and brands as they expand online: study

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The US, China and India are among the key target markets for British ecommerce businesses looking to expand their online horizons, a new study has found. World Business Research, working on behalf of business process outsourcing provider arvato, surveyed 78 ecommerce executives in the UK’s beauty, fashion, fast-moving consumer goods (more…)

Debenhams reports 12.7% growth in first-half multichannel sales following move to widen delivery choice and cut discounts

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Debenhams today said its multichannel business continued to grow over six months in which it it improved delivery and ran fewer promotional offers. Online sales of £271.8m were 12.7% up in the six months to February 28 compared to the previous year. Ecommerce now accounts for 17% of the department (more…)

InternetRetailing Media acquires Fulfilment & e.logistics and m.logistics magazines

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InternetRetailing Media has bought two specialist logistics magazines to boost a publishing portfolio that focuses on multichannel retailing and related industries. The move to buy Fulfilment & e.logistics and m.logistics Magazines follows hard on the heels of January’s launch of eDelivery magazine. It comes soon after the sale of Internet (more…)