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Missed a presentation at Internet Retailing Expo? Catch up now…

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It’s catch up time for anyone who missed that vital briefing at Internet Retailing Expo (2013). Presentations and panels from the across the six conferences of the event are now available to view online at

We’re also delighted to announce that the date has been set, the venue has been booked, and nominations are now open for the second annual Internet Retailing Awards. Click here to find out more.

And in today’s Internet Retailing newsletter, we report on Past Times as it moves from multichannel retailer to WH Smith brand, on Mothercare, as it sees growth improving at its ecommerce business, and on Marks & Spencer and Halfords, both of which have this week reported growing multichannel sales.

We also report on retailers including John Smedley, Henri Lloyd and Morrisons, while today’s guest comment comes from Michael Ni of Avangate, with a briefing on how retailers can best tackle the problem of reactivating affiliates who aren’t contributing what they did.


We have some upcoming webinars to tell you about. Take part by registering for the free events on our webinar page.

On April 18, at 11am, we’re joined by Will Cook, VP of multichannel at HP Autonomy and Colin McFarland, head of group CEM at Shop Direct, for a session on Marketing Optimisation for Online Retailers. The focus in the session will about what marketing optimisation can do for retailers, helping to personalise the customer experience and boost performance against key KPIs. Find out more here.

Our last webinar of the month is on April 30, Stibo Systems and Bazaarvoice join forces for a webinar on Staying relevant: creating a personal shopping experience that drives sales. In the 11am webinar, speakers Aurelien Dubot, product marketing manager EMEA at Bazaarvoice, and Simon Walker, director, ecommerce innovation, Stibo Systems, will discuss why it’s so important that retailers focus on their customers as they create shopping experiences that reflect both shoppers’ feedback and needs. They’ll be considering how to harness and learn from social data.

To find out more about the webinar and to register for free, click here.

Oh, and we also thought you’d like to hear about this event. The Digital High Street conference will be held in Halifax, West Yorkshire next month.

Today’s stories

Past Times website consigned to history as WH Smith buys the brand

Mothercare sees turnaround starting in its ecommerce business

M&S and Halfords report internet business boost, while high street sales dip

GUEST COMMENT Six ways to reactivate latent affiliates

Henri Lloyd, John Smedley, Avenue32 all sign up for virtual online fitting rooms

MetaPack looks to online expansion with Morrisons

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