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Reports of growth in ecommerce and multichannel sales

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In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter, we’ve stories of growth in ecommerce and multichannel retail. But first, news that you can win free tickets to the Internet Retailing Awards 2014 – click to read to the bottom of this editor’s comment to find out more.

At Debenhams, admittedly, online growth is slowing and total sales are down, but the company says its new approach to promotions means that those sales are more profitable than they have been.

Meanwhile, we also report how online sales grew by 15% in May, according to ONS figures. And we have news of expansion for the train station-based Doddle parcel collection concept as Network Rail starts on the path towards nationwide rollout, while the Iceland frozen food chain is also looking towards a national online delivery service by the end of this year.

Today we also report on expanding store sales for the Simply Be and Jacamo shops that started out as home delivery businesses.

We’re also getting excited about the Internet Retailing Awards 2014, and today shortlisted Lululemon Athletica tells us about itself, while we also contemplate that most important question: what to wear for the awards party.

Finally, today’s guest comment comes from Amy King, of Ghostery, who considers what goes into marketing cloud success.

To celebrate the third annual Internet Retailing Awards, Venda are kindly giving away three pairs of tickets to the party taking place at One Mayfair on June 26.

For your chance to win please text VENDA to 07860 035-290 and follow the instructions provided to take part in our Scratch and Tweet competition. Winners will be drawn on Tuesday so enter quickly and good luck!

Our webinars

Next Tuesday, we’ll be joined by Digital River’s Wade Pylka and Andre Allain for a timely session on doing business in Brazil, where the World Cup is currently being staged. Win in Brazil – market entry hurdles and how to overcome them will be held on June 24 at 3pm. Click here for more information to register for the free event.

Click to visit the Internet Retailing webinars page to find out about any upcoming webinars and to catch up on any that you may have missed.

Our awards

Judges for the 2014 Internet Retailing Awards will soon be unveiling this year’s winners. Shortlisted for the awards are retailers from John Lewis and Amazon to Asos and Cult Pens. Click to see the shortlist in full. The winners will be revealed at an exclusive event at One Mayfair on Thursday June 26. Visit for more information or to buy a ticket to the event.

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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