GUEST COMMENT Built to serve billions: how Bitcoin knocks down the barriers and costs of current payment systems

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For the vast potentials of a more inclusive globalized economy to be realized, the world requires modernized payment systems built for the task of handling transactions on a planetary scale, where every inhabitant of Earth is empowered to participate in the borderless and bustling global marketplace of the future. At (more…)

Dunelm continues multichannel strategy as it reports double-digit profit and sales rises

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Dunelm today said its multichannel strategy was helping it to look towards a ‘post-internet’ age, as it reported a double digit rise in sales and profits. Chief executive John Browett said the homewares retailer was “constantly improving the shopping trip” through an evolving store and online format. “The web enables (more…)

Ocado brings world-first wireless system to bear in making its warehouses more efficient

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Ocado and technology partner Cambridge Consultants are claiming a world-first in the way they have used wireless networks to make the online grocer’s next-generation warehousing more efficient. The online grocer is using wireless control systems developed through the partnership in its new automated warehouse. There, 1,000 machines are communicating up (more…)

IRX 2016 INTERVIEW: Katrina Jamieson of Halfords on thinking beyond channels

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Ahead of this year’s InternetRetailing Expo (IRX 2016), we’re previewing event highlights and interviewing speakers. Today we talk to Katrina Jamieson, digital director at Halfords , on thinking beyond channels. Internet Retailing: What, in your view, is the biggest challenge involved in adapting a traditional retail organisation to multichannel? Katrina (more…)

IRX 2016: INTERVIEW Adam Warburton of Travelex on mobile in the connected store

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Ahead of this year’s InternetRetailing Expo (IRX 2016), we’re previewing of event highlights and interviewing speakers. Today we talk to Adam Warburton, head of mobile at Travelex, on using mobile in the connected store. InternetRetailing: At IRX 2016, you’re speaking in the connected store conference on using mobile in-store. In (more…)