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In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter we’re recovering from the night before. Last night Internet Retailing welecomed hundreds of retailers from across the multichannel and ecommerce spectrum, to celebrate the successes of the best in the industry. This morning we report on the winners of the Internet Retailing Awards 2014. We’d contend it’s not just those who were awarded the prized Internet Retailing trophies last night who were the winners. In a year that UK ecommerce is expected to grow to more than £107bn in value, the industry as a whole has plenty to celebrate. We’d like to think we helped mark the achievements of the sector as well as its individual companies last night.

The awards come in a week packed with milestones. Dixons and Carphone Warehouse confirmed they’d won European approval for their merger into Dixons Carphone, as both reported their full-year results. The future for the two will put the focus firmly on connected products as the internet of things develops.

Many innovations in this industry come in the field of logistics: today we report both on Amazon and Morrisons as the former brings its lockers to London Underground stations and the latter launches online deliveries in the capital. And we also report on Fortnum & Mason as it becomes the first retailer to offer Sunday deliveries through Parcelforce Worldwide’s new Sunday service.

We also bring you an interesting report from SDL that suggests a third of the UK’s millennials (aged 16-34) would rather use a language other than English when it comes to ordering online.

Today’s guest comment comes from Jon Banks, director of payments and loyalty at The Logic Group, who considers how the payment standards we use are set to develop, thanks to mobile commerce.

Click to read more on our upcoming events, including our third annual Internet Retailing Awards.

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Our conference

Our next big event is the Internet Retailing Conference, to be held on October 14 at the Novotel, Hammersmith, London. Keynote speakers confirmed so far include Mark Lewis, online director, John Lewis and Mark Newton-Jones, former group chief executive, Shop Direct and interim chief executive, Mothercare. The conference takes the theme of Re-foundation, and will be keynoted by retailers who have led transformation within their business as their product sector or the retail landscape have evolved. Find out more at

Catch-up on IRX 2014

If you missed an Internet Retailing Expo 2014 presentation that you’d like to catch up on, you can do so now through the post-event website. Visitors to can access all the presentations that we’ve been given permission to share with our audiences.

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