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How multichannel solutions are making a difference for IRUK Top500 retailers

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In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter, we report on IRUK Top500 retailers as they show how they are using multichannel transformation and a keen ecommerce strategy to stand out from the competition.

IRUK Top500 Leading retailer Next today set out how it plans to differentiate its online offering at home and overseas in the light of a more competitive market and as its customers move away from desktop and towards mobile, and away from home delivery towards store collection.

Sales at Elite retailer Screwfixhave topped £1bn – we report how the UK business is becoming a model for fellow Kingfisher group companies to follow as they transform into a single company with a single approach to selling. We also report on how Top100 retailer Game Digital plans to focus on multichannel as it looks to turn its own business around, following a 32% drop in profits.

Top150 DFS is among the retailers who this week explained how omnichannel would work in its business, while Top100 Laura Ashley reports a milestone, with ecommerce sales passing the £50m mark. Finally, Leading retailer BHS is now looking to an increasingly multichannel future, after its landlords agreed to give it more space.

Ahead of IRX 2016 and sister expo eDelivery Expo (EDX 2016), we have a comment from eDelivery editor Sean Fleming, who considers the growing importance of retail fulfillment for the whole business. Finally, today’s guest comment comes from Ashish Gupta of BT Global Services, who considers the growing importance of the brand identity.

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