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How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

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Zara and H&M shore up defences as internet threatens

Logistics investments, new technology ... Faced with fierce online competition from the likes of Amazon, affordable fashion giants Zara and H&M are shoring up their defences, trying to use their stores to boost internet sales...

19 Mar 2018

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Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

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Tailoring the customer experience boosts online sales

Annual online retail or "e-tail" sales now exceed $19 billion in Canada, AUS$21 billion in Australia, US$410 billion in the United States and US$1 trillion in China...

By Michael J. Armstrong and Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapa 31 Oct 2017

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Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store

Starbucks, bucking a retailer trend focused on beefing up company-owned online stores, has shut its e-commerce site for the United States in an effort to drive more traffic to stores...

4 Oct 2017

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China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls

China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme...

18 Sep 2017

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Nike to sell limited number of items on Amazon

Nike reached an agreement to sell a limited number of items directly on Amazon, executives said on Thursday, in a sign of the growing importance of the e-commerce platform...

3 Jul 2017

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Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

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Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up...

20 Apr 2017