DPD announced on Thursday they’re set to launch a Sunday next day delivery service. The move will see DPD collect from retailers on a Saturday, and deliver to 98% of the UK population between 9am and 5pm on Sunday. The moves allows retailers to offer Saturday or Sunday deliveries for orders taken on Friday, and increases the order fulfilment options open to eCommerce retailers. Read more

Home Retail Group saw its full year pre-tax profit rise by 27%, to £115.4 million, with total sales rising by 3% to almost £5.7 billion. The increase via its Argos and Homebase brands is credited in part to a growing multi channel strategy. Read more

Marks & Spencer has launched an online campaign to target the 19 million customers it says shop in its stores but not via its website. Read more

Morrisons this week announced its to cut the price of 1200 products as it looks to counter falling sales, and increased competition from growing discount supermarkets including Aldi and Lidl. Products will be discounted at an average of 17pc, as of this week. Read more...

A report by O2 and Conlumino claims that 89% of retail sales will be driven from high street stores by 2020. The report reveals that technology in store is shaping the way high street stores are combating the challenge of pure play eCommerce stores, such as “showrooming”. Click and collect is set to grow in line with multi channel growth. Read more

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