UK merchants can now source direct from Alibaba.com suppliers, thanks to Brightpearl deal

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UK merchants can now source goods directly from Alibaba.com suppliers and list them on a variety of sales channels thanks to a new partnership struck between the Chinese online marketplace and Bristol-based Brightpearl. Using a new Brightpearl app, traders can access product information from Alibabalcom’s supplier list, negotiating on price (more…)

Divide between ‘winners and losers’ of retail set to widen as omnichannel continues to evolve: Land Securities

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Land Securities today said that the retail environment would remain “challenging” as omnichannel retail continues to evolve, reflecting changing consumer demand. Robert Noel, chief executive of the property development and management company, said only the retail locations which best reflected that demand would benefit as shoppers spent more. His comments (more…)