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The rise and rise of online fashion retailers

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In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter, we report on fast growth at clothing retailers from to Bonmarché and on an interesting lift in mobile sales at Argos.

But even though online sales are growing at Sainsbury’s, that couldn’t protect the retailer from falling sales that have been put down to the ongoing price war as supermarkets look to address the way the rising cost of living is affecting consumers.

Today we also report on the implications of new consumer rights legislation, which comes into force today. Also live today is the World Cup, and this week’s guest commenter Amdadul Rahman of CyberSource, looks at the implications for online retailers.

The latest in our series looking at the businesses who have been shortlisted in this year’s Internet Retailing Awards focuses on the Brand Award, while Shane Lake of tells us more about the online food delivery platform, which has been nominated for the award.

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

Our webinars

LogMeIn’s Lauren Freedman joins M-Retailing editor Paul Skeldon in a webinar that will consider how retailers can most effectively develop new ways of engaging with their customers, no matter when or how they interact with their brand. Five strategies for building effective mobile engagement will take place at 2pm on June 17. Click here for more information and to register for the free event.

A week later, we’ll be joined by Digital River’s Wade Pylka and Andre Allain for a timely session on doing business in Brazil, currently staging the World Cup. 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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