Tag Archives: online

Waitrose.com launches expansion plan in preparation for its split from Ocado

Waitrose & Partners is starting a national online roll-out programme this week – adding its Waitrose.com online delivery service to 24 more of its supermarkets across the country. The grocery retailer said the shops are strategically placed to handle increased demand for its online shopping service, in preparation for its …

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Online retail sales bounce back in June

Online retail sales rose by 8.5% year-on-year (YOY) in June, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. After a disappointing May, which saw online sales suffer their worst growth on record (+1.9%), June’s results represent the strongest growth so far this year, and are well ahead of the …

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‘Subdued’ online retail sales in April

After a disappointing first quarter, Easter failed to deliver a boost to online retail sales, with April recording sales growth of just +5.2% year-on-year, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index. IMRG Capgemini said: ‘This compares poorly to a strong performance last April (+12.5%) but continues an ongoing …

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Waitrose & Partners to treble size of online grocery business

Waitrose & Partners has announced plans to treble the size of its online grocery operation to £1 billion over the next three years. Working in partnership with Today Development Partners (TDP), the supermarket chain said the move will significant increase its capacity and automation. Waitrose.com and TDP intend to develop …

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Springboard: Black Friday ‘firmly established’ as an online event

This year’s Black Friday was a huge hit for online retailers, but did little to help bricks-and-mortar stores throughout the UK according to latest figures from Springboard. The provider of retail performance insights said that overall footfall dropped by 5.4% compared with Black Friday 2017, with declines of similar magnitudes …

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Home & Garden brands in demand from EU mobile searches

‘Home & Garden’ saw the highest year-on-year growth for overseas mobile searches with 38% in Q3 – and the same retail category saw year-on-year growth of 13% for UK mobile searches in Q3, according to Google-Online Retail Monitor. Overseas mobile searches for UK brands overall grew by 18% year-on-year in …

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Which? survey names Britain’s best and worst online shops

Homebase.co.uk has been rated the worst online retailer in the UK for 2018, according to the latest Which? annual online shop survey. The independent consumer body asked more than 10,000 of its members in June and July about their shopping experiences online. They were asked to rate websites based on …

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