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Google partners with Nestle to promote latest Android OS

  Google have announced that Android’s next operating system is to be called “Android KitKat” after striking up a unique partnership deal with global food and beverage giants Nestle. John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships said: “This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal”. Instead he said, the idea was to come up with […]

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John Lewis report 17.2% web sales increase for first half of 2013

  Upmarket department store John Lewis has revealed an impressive 17.2% online growth for the first half of the financial year. The company’s operations manager Dino Rocos has said: “With the heat of recent weeks easing, customers found an increased appetite to visit our stores and online proposition with sales closing 13% ahead of last […]

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Amazon to reduce Super Saver delivery availability

  Amazon has shelved free “super saver” delivery in the UK on certain products with a value of less than £10. Its a U-turn on a policy unveiled in October 2009 that allows products to be shipped with no delivery fee if shoppers agreed to wait for up to five working days for their delivery […]

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Waitrose to roll out remote click-and-collect grocery lockers

  Waitrose is currently testing temperature-controlled lockers at its head office in Bracknell, with plans to roll them out to stores next year as part of their growing click-and-collect offering. The supermarket’s director of ecommerce Robin Phillips said: “Giving our customers as many ways as possible to buy and collect their groceries on the move […]

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M&S report 160% increase in mobile sales

  Marks & Spencer today reported a 160 per cent increase in sales via mobile devices and tablets and a near 30% rise in online sales on its marksandspencer.com website in the first quarter of its financial year. The news came as the household, clothing and food retailer announced a 3.3% rise in group sales […]

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Domino’s topping online sales in takeaway market

  Pizza chain Domino’s reported on Friday that online orders accounted for over 60% of food delivered by the company in the first half of 2013. Domino’s Pizza UK and Ireland reported UK sales had increase to £147.6m in the 13 weeks to June 30, which was up by 11.7 per cent on the same […]

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Debenhams reports 40% increase in online sales

  High street retailer Debenhams have seen a dramatic rise in online sales, in news which will be welcomed by many in the eCommerce industry. According to the department store’s most recent trading update, online sales grew by a whopping 40% – which made up 14% of the company’s trading figures in the sixteen weeks […]

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