Online shopping site, mySupermarket, is on a roll. It is ratcheting up users, adding new brand stores, launching a transactional mobile website and expanding internationally on the back of a recent $10m investment led by WPP. James Foord, vp business
UK shoppers spent an estimated £5.7bn online in April, a year-on-year growth of 10% and equivalent to £112.00 per person, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Although this growth level comes in lower than IMRG and Capgemini’s
Sainsbury’s has praised its Brand Match promotion for improving its price perception on branded groceries and helping to deliver a 7.1% increase in underlying profits to £712m in the year to 17 March 2012. Total sales, excluding fuel, rose 4.5%
As Met Office figures confirm last month was the wettest April on record, global retail technology provider, Torex, says retailers can adapt to unexpected changes in weather with good merchandise planning systems. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski, global enterprise practice lead, Torex, said:
Online retailer, The Duvet and Pillow Warehouse, has reported a 48% increase in sales and 61% increase in traffic in April 2012, compared to the same period last year. The online sales surge comes as Met Office figures confirm last
Sales from mobile devices surged 196% for UK online retailers in the week leading up to Easter Sunday 2012, helping to drive overall online sales growth of 6% year-on-year, according to new data from IBM. It found: Mobile traffic accounted
Brightpearl, a supplier of cloud-based software for small retailers, reports its customers’ growth figures are bucking industry trends. According to the company, its software has helped its customers record like-for-like sales growth of 35% between February 2011 and February 2012.
Ireland’s leading delivery company, Nightline, has invested in new IT to support its ability to handle rising parcel volumes from internet-based sales. Nightline is spending €900,000 on equipment from identification technology supplier Zetes, which will see the firm’s drivers and
Sainsbury’s has reported a 2.6% increase in like-for-like sales in the fourth quarter and claims its convenience, online and non-food businesses are all growing ahead of the market. However, a leading retail consultant argues the UK’s third largest supermarket should
Figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reveal shoppers in the UK spent a total of £5.4bn (equivalent to £106 per person) online during February 2012; up 10% on the same time last year, but representing a growth rate of just half that
Ocado claims it is well placed to exploit the expansion in online grocery shopping in the UK. Announcing a 16.6% rise in gross sales for the 52 weeks ending 27 November 2011, CEO Tim Steiner, said: “Against the backdrop of
Online sales in the UK reached £7.9bn in December 2011, equivalent to £155.00 per person, fiigures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reveal. Sales were up by 12.2% on November 2011 and by 16.5% on December 2010, with the
BrandAlley Group, the French parent company of designer discount website, BrandAlley UK, has appointed CEO Antoine Leloup as president. The move follows the departure of Sven Lung who has left the Group at the end of his six-year term
Web site hosting company, Hostway, has warned retailers risk losing significant revenue from missed Christmas and January sales if their IT infrastructure fails to cope with the sharp increases in traffic from mobile users downloading and using shopping applications. UK
hosting providerOnline retailers are bracing themselves for a surge in shopping today, Cyber Monday, but they must deliver a good customer experience, internet experts warn. Kevin Flood, CEO of social shopping website Shopow, said: “The peak in online Christmas sales
Emmanuel Hembert, principal in the retail practice at management consultants, AT Kearney, predicts the battle for share of Christmas spend on the UK high street will be fierce and claims further casualties are inevitable “As the Christmas lights are switched
Online fashion retailer ASOS has launched a twilight delivery service, allowing customers to place orders up to midnight and receive home delivery the following day. The service was introduced in London and has been extended to customers in Leeds and Manchester.
Online retail continues to position itself as a vital platform for modern shoppers, according to social shopping website Shopow. At the same time, high street chains are increasingly looking to the web as a new avenue for sales, it says.