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EC proposes to improve value added tax environment for e-commerce businesses The European Commission (EC) has proposed new tax rules to support e-commerce and online businesses. General Retailers > Multi-channel & Online Retailing > News
EC proposes to improve value added tax environment for e-commerce businesses By RBR Staff Writer
The European Commission (EC) has proposed new tax rules to support e-commerce and online businesses.
General Retailers > Multi-channel & Online Retailing > News Ashley Furniture pursues virtual reality and augmented reality strategy North America’s largest furniture retailer Ashley Furniture Industries is undertaking a company-wide virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) strategy to enable consumers to create interior layouts and experience living spaces in 3D.
News Wayfair direct retail sales surge 52% for holiday shopping weekend Home furnishings and décor online retailer Wayfair has reported a 52% increase year over year in direct retail gross sales, defined as dollars of order intake, for the five-day peak shopping period of Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday.
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IKEA submits plans for new Texas store in Live Oak By RBR Staff Writer
Home furnishing retail giant IKEA has submitted plans for a new store in Texas to increase its presence in the US.
Specialist Retailers > Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers > News Affirm unveils support for four additional e-commerce platforms Affirm has extended support for four more e-commerce platforms that include Kibo Commerce, BigCommerce, Zen-Cart and AspDotNetStorefront.
News SPAR to open 300 new stores in Thailand by 2020 SPAR International and Bangchak Retail Company (BCR) have signed a new partnership agreement which will see up to 300 new SPAR stores opening in Thailand by the end of 2020, as part of a €74m investment.
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Abraaj Group divests Koba International stake to Capital Group Private Markets
The Abraaj Group has sold its investment in Koba International Group to Capital Group Private Markets for an undisclosed amount.
Discount Retailers > Discount, Variety & General Merchandisers > News
Dollar General announces construction of five new stores in North Dakota
American variety store company Dollar General has announced construction of five new stores in southeastern North Dakota.
Discount Retailers > Discount, Variety & General Merchandisers > News

General Retailers

EC proposes to improve value added tax environment for e-commerce businesses
By RBR Staff Writer
The European Commission (EC) has proposed new tax rules to support e-commerce and online businesses.
General Retailers > Multi-channel & Online Retailing > News
SPAR to open 300 new stores in Thailand by 2020
SPAR International and Bangchak Retail Company (BCR) have signed a new partnership agreement which will see up to 300 new SPAR stores opening in Thailand by the end of 2020, as part of a €74m investment.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News

Specialist Retailers

IKEA submits plans for new Texas store in Live Oak
By RBR Staff Writer
Home furnishing retail giant IKEA has submitted plans for a new store in Texas to increase its presence in the US.
Specialist Retailers > Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers > News
Forty Five Ten opens new store in Dallas
Luxury retailer Forty Five Ten has opened a new store in the heart of Downtown Dallas.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News

Markets & Regulations

Amazon partners with UK government to test drone deliveries
By RBR Staff Writer
Online retail giant Amazon has entered into a partnership with UK Government to expand its testing of delivery drones.
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Retail sector urged to have their say on how to close the gender pay gap
By FBR Staff Writer
Retail firms across the country are being called on to respond to a major Government consultation on how to close the gender pay gap.
Markets & Regulations > Markets > News

Retail Technology

DynamicAction partners with Accenture to drive forward retail industry with advanced analytics
DynamicAction, provider of the most advanced analytics solution specifically designed for retailers, has secured $15m in new funding and entered into an alliance relationship with Accenture.
Retail Technology > News
Shop Direct signs 10-year agreement with IBM
By RBR Staff Writer
British online retailer Shop Direct has partnered with IBM to accelerate its digital transformation by adopting a hybrid cloud model for enhanced flexibility.
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