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

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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

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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

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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

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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="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-reportsother, reported net sales of $23.18bn (£14.97bn) in its second quarter, to June 30, 20% more than the $19.34bn (more…)