INTERVIEW Darek Sokolowski, of, on the Polish ecommerce market

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As the fast-growing Polish ecommerce market reaches a new maturity, InternetRetailing asked Darek Sokolowski, chairman of, which is organising the CEE’s first dedicated ecommerce tradeshow, about the opportunities and challenges. Internet Retailing: How big is the ecommerce market in Poland? How fast is it growing and what are projections (more…)

IRC 2014 Conference, which this year focuses on refoundationing, expected to attract hundreds


Industry leaders from retailers including John Lewis, House of Fraser and Zalando will come together at this year’s Internet Retailing Conference (IRC) to debate the way ecommerce and multichannel retailers are now acting to ‘refoundation’ their businesses. Hundreds of retailers, suppliers and industry experts are expected to take part in (more…)

Morrisons works to catch up online as sales and profits dip; Ocado updates on its figures


Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips today said the supermarket was working to get back on the front foot with “decisive action” including the development of online and convenience to meet “the challenges of structural change” in the industry. His comments came as Morrisons reported turnover down by 4.9% to £8.5bn (more…)

Thorntons reports 60.4% rise in profits as it transforms into a multichannel business

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Thorntons today said it was succeeding in its strategy to transform itself into an international, multichannel, FMCG business, serving shoppers as their buying behaviour changes. Chairman Paul Wilkinson, speaking as the chocolate manufacturer and retailer unveiled a 60.4% rise in full-year profits, said it had completed the first three-year phase (more…)

RETAIL REVIEW: Our team of reviewers take an in depth look at Boots

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As customers and retailers look across all touchpoints rather than siloed channels, so IR retailer reviews look at the entire retailer’s eco-system of website, mobile, the use of digital in store and their overall strategy. Here, InternetRetailing’s regular reviewers examine Boots. RETAIL STRATEGY: 25/25 Joe Tarragano, director, Transform Boots has (more…)