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From to John Lewis: fast growth online and across channels

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In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter we report on fast expansion in online and multichannel retailing. We report on fast online growth at John Lewis and Waitrose, on’s plans to grow at home and abroad following its ongoing flotation, and we have an interview with Duvet and Pillow Warehouse founder Charlie Hunt, as his business rebrands to Soak&Sleep as part of its plan to turn over £50m in four years time. Such expansion is just what our annual expo, IRX 2014, is all about and today’s preview of the show comes in an interview with IRX 2014 keynote speaker Richard Newland of mobile specialist Zapp.

One area those thinking of international growth might target is the fast-growing Middle East ecommerce market: today we report on wnDirect’s launch of new delivery services to the region. Today’s guest comment comes from James Fisher of SAP, who considers how and why retailers can use predictive analytics in their businesses.

Our events

We’re now gearing up for Internet Retailing Expo 2014 (IRX 2014) in Birmingham. The event will be held on March 26 and 27 at the NEC in Birmingham, where there’ll be an array of conference streams, workshops and a wide range of exhibitors showing off the latest cutting edge technologies. Watch the Internet Retailing website for the latest news on speakers and exhibitors, while registrations are open on the IRX 2014 website.

Catch-up on IRC 2013

If you missed an Internet Retailing Conference 2013 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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