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Dixons Carphone is introducing hybrid working at its North Acton, London HQ as it makes plans for a post-Covid world. “We’ve listened to our colleagues and made a decision: hybrid working will be the future at our North Acton site,” the retailer said in a LinkedIn post. “Although traditional office working is now possible, we’re […]
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Iceland Managing Director, Richard Walker, has called on the UK government to take urgent action and add supermarket store workers to its quarantine rules exemption list. Supermarket depot workers and food manufacturers in England will now be exempt. The move comes after the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate began to affect the availability […]
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The third edition of the RTIH Innovation Awards is now open for entries. The awards, sponsored by leading technology service provider PMC, celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving omnichannel world. There are 14 categories this year, including Best coronavirus innovation. The pandemic has had a major impact on the way that we shop […]
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Rapid grocery delivery startup, Gopuff, is close to raising approximately $1 billion, valuing it at $15 billion, according to media reports. The venture was last valued at $8.9 billion after a March funding round pulled in $1.15 billion. The latest round will include participation from Blackstone Group, and also existing investor Fidelity. Gopuff is using […]
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Instacart has announced plans to offer automated fulfilment as a service to grocers in North America, and it has inked a multi-year deal with Fabric as part of the initiative. The service will combine Fabric’s software and robotics with Instacart’s proprietary technology and gig shoppers for fulfilment inside dedicated warehouses and existing retailer locations. Instacart […]
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Yoobic has closed a $50 million Series C funding round led by Highland Europe. Existing investors Felix Capital, Insight Partners, and a single family office advised by BNF Capital also participated in the round. The company provides an app for frontline and service workers to manage tasks, communicate with eachother and management, and also go through […]
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The third edition of the RTIH Innovation Awards is now open for entries. The awards, sponsored by leading technology service provider PMC, celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving omnichannel world. There are 14 categories this year, including Startup of the year. This award will recognise the startup with the most innovative technology offering […]
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Starbucks has launched its annual Summer Game for Starbucks Rewards members. Starting today and running through to 22nd August, the aforementioned people can play for the chance to win more than 2.2 million prizes, ranging from coupons for free iced beverages to exclusive summer merchandise. It’s also possible to enter a sweepstakes to win new […]
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Blackhawk Network has been appointed to launch Iceland Foods’ first ever gift card programme in the UK.   The retailer will be able to offer customers own brand gift cards alongside a range of third party offerings in all its 1,000 stores.   CashStar, powered by Blackhawk Network, is the platform that will enable it to launch […]
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The third edition of the RTIH Innovation Awards is now open for entries. The awards, sponsored by leading technology service provider PMC, celebrate global tech innovation in a fast moving omnichannel world. There are 14 categories this year, including Technology vendor of the year (rest of world). Sitting alongside Technology vendor of the year (UK), […]
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Saving money at home is everyone’s aim. Whether or not you are on a budget, saving money will help you stretch your finances and make them go further. There are traditional ways to save money at home such as growing your own products and making efficient redecorating decisions. However, there are also digital home hacks […]
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Pets at Home has launched a one hour Click & Collect service, powered by an order management solution (OMS) from OneStock. After an initial roll-out to 40 stores, an additional 410 went live and it has now been deployed in all physical locations across the network. OneStock implemented the OMS into the retailer’s IT ecosystem over […]