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UK online retail sales hit £133bn in 2016 New data has revealed that UK online sales exceeded £130bn in 2016, fuelled by sales growth on smartphones. General Retailers > Multi-channel & Online Retailing > News
UK online retail sales hit £133bn in 2016 By RBR Staff Writer
New data has revealed that UK online sales exceeded £130bn in 2016, fuelled by sales growth on smartphones.
General Retailers > Multi-channel & Online Retailing > News Walmart plans $6.8bn of capital investments in US By RBR Staff Writer
Retail giant Walmart has announced that it will invest $6.8bn in the US in the coming fiscal year and create 10,000 more jobs.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News Intel unveils new IoT retail platform Intel has launched a new retail platform, which integrates disparate Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies to drive holistic business insights.
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Mi9 Retail releases new analytics platform for retailers Mi9 Retail has announced the general availability of Mi9 Intelligence, a newly redesigned business intelligence platform made exclusively for retailers.
News NCR, Zebra partner on store transformation solutions NCR and Zebra Technologies have expanded their strategic relationship globally in two key areas of the former’s Store Transformation portfolio to deliver frictionless customer service to shoppers in-store.
News Cyprus retailer Ermes selects cloud-based Watson Commerce pricing optimization solutions Cyprus diversified retailer Ermes Group has opted for cloud-based Watson Commerce pricing optimization solutions from IBM for all of its retail locations relating to Debenhams Department Stores, Next Stores, Oviesse Stores, Uber Stores and Peacocks Stores.
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Discount Retailers

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

UK online retail sales hit £133bn in 2016
By RBR Staff Writer
New data has revealed that UK online sales exceeded £130bn in 2016, fuelled by sales growth on smartphones.
General Retailers > Multi-channel & Online Retailing > News
Walmart plans $6.8bn of capital investments in US
By RBR Staff Writer
Retail giant Walmart has announced that it will invest $6.8bn in the US in the coming fiscal year and create 10,000 more jobs.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News

Specialist Retailers

IKEA completes solar panel installation atop Seattle store
Furnishing retailer IKEA has completed the installation of solar panels atop its relocated Seattle-area store which is currently under construction in Renton, Washington. It is slated to open in early Spring 2017.
Specialist Retailers > Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers > News
Saks OFF 5TH to open new store in Montreal
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH has inaugurated a new store at CF Galeries d’Anjou in Montreal, Canada.
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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