Weekly Roundup: Europe

  • Weekly Focus Europe: Industry Stalwarts Shake Up Retail Agency Sector with Tapestry Agency

    In this edition of Weekly Focus Europe: Industry Stalwarts Shake Up the Multi-channel Retail Agency Sector with the Founding of Tapestry Agency; Kelkoo Group Announces New Commercial Director to Help Boost Retailers’ Return on Ad Spend; and Geometry UK Unveils ‘The Flagship’: A Ground-Breaking Retail Innovation Space.

    Industry Stalwarts Shake Up the Multi-channel Retail Agency Sector with the Founding of Tapestry Agency

    Marketing veterans David Lockwood of Boden and, formerly Laithwaites Wine, and Robert Colquhoun, formerly of Myakka and Dream Direct, have [...]

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  • Online Sales Growth in July 2018; Twilio & Marks & Spencer Partner

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Strong Growth of Online Sales in July 2018; Twilio Powers Customer Communication for Marks & Spencer; and Luxury Fashion Online Retailer Files for IPO.

    Strong Growth of Online Sales in July 2018

    The Office for National Statistics has just released their latest figures, estimating retail sales volumes and values. According to the report, online sales have greatly benefitted from the hot summer temperatures, with [...]

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  • IRI & One Click Retail Partner; New Audience Module By Cyance

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: IRI & One Click Retail Expand Partnership; Cyance Introduces New Audience Module; and Sainsbury’s to Trial New SmartShop Technology.

    IRI & One Click Retail Expand Partnership

    IRI is a provider of solutions and services for consumer, retail, and media companies. The data specialist is now expanding its partnership with measurement experts One Click Retail. Through the integration of One Click Retail’s item-level sales data [...]

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  • M&S Partner with True; Tesco/Carrefour Alliance to Start in October

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Marks & Spencer Co-operate with True for Digital Innovation; Tesco & Carrefour Announce Start Date of Strategic Alliance; and Funding for Salsify go Go into Expansion.

    Marks & Spencer Co-operate with True for Digital Innovation

    A new partnership between retailer Marks & Spencer and specialist retail and consumer investment firm True is to give M&S pre-emptive access to more than 2,000 enterprise-ready businesses every [...]

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  • Retail Data Academy for M&S; Zalando Opens Physical Store

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Marks & Spencer Creates Retail Data Academy; Zalando Goes Brick-and-Mortar; and Retailers Still Behind the Trends on Retail Apps.

    Marks & Spencer Creates Retail Data Academy

    British retailer Marks & Spencer continues its investment in retail tech. Partnering with Decoded, the company is founding a Retail Data Academy that will be tasked with educating M&S staff in data skills.

    The programme is aimed at M&S [...]

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  • New Google CSS Partner; Farfetch Reaches for China

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: New Trusted Google Comparison Shopping Service Launched; New Acquisition: Farfetch Reaches for China; and Partnership between Marks & Spencer and Founders Factory.

    New Trusted Google Comparison Shopping Service Launched

    UK-based online retail specialist Summit is launching a new comparison shopping service. Dubbed ‘Productcaster’, the service has been approved as a trusted partner by Google.

    Productcaster joins other price comparison networks, such as Shoptail or Connexity, [...]

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  • Tesco-Carrefour Partnership Under Scrutiny from French Regulator; New Product Discovery Platform ‘Product Guru’

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Tesco/Carrefour Partnership Under Scrutiny from French Regulator; New Product Discovery Platform ‘Product Guru’; and More Than Half of Shopping Searches Start at Amazon.

    Tesco/Carrefour Partnership Under Scrutiny from French Regulator

    After announcing a strategic purchasing alliance, British retailer Tesco and French supermarket outlet Carrefour have come under scrutiny from the French regulatory authorities. The Autorité de la Concurrence wants to investigate the [...]

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  • New eBay Deals Event; Paypal Personalises Payment Options

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: eBay Introduces Rival Event to Amazon’s Prime Day; Personalised Check-out via PayPal; StarMedia Launches in UK; and Summer Sales Have Moved Online.

    eBay Introduces Rival Event to Amazon’s Prime Day

    With Amazon’s annual sales bonanza ‘Prime Day’ on the horizon, eBay wants to catch up. The online marketplace has just announced a sales event to take place in July, overlapping with Amazon’s rival event.

    Referencing, [...]

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  • More Footfall Thanks to Location Strategy; Mobile Network as Loyalty Scheme

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: More Footfall Thanks to Location Strategy; From Loyalty Scheme to Mobile Network; and Sales up in May.

    More Footfall Thanks to Location Strategy

    Analysing the digital-to-physical strategies of more than 100 retail professionals, a study by Blis, WBR Insights, and Future Stores finds that retailers using a location strategy report more retail footfall that can convert into sales, thanks exposing customers to customised content.

    The [...]

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  • Urban Outfitters Marketplace; Metro & Getnow Co-operate

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Urban Outfitters Launches Marketplace for Third-Party Sellers; Metro Extends Co-operation with Getnow; and Rakuten Backs UK Payment Provider Azimo.

    Urban Outfitters Launches Marketplace for Third-Party Sellers

    Surprising announcement from Richard Hayne, CEO, Urban Outfitters: During the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call, the CEO referred to a recently launched online marketplace that is open to third-party sellers. The marketplace is apparently already live for testing [...]

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