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  1. ASOS saw its profits squeezed in the first half by increased costs due to investment in logistics and IT combined with a fall in gross margins despite a strong increase in sales. The online retailer increased sales by 14 per cent to £1.3 billion, but pre-tax profit was down 87 per cent to £4 million. […]

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  2. A dedicated 134,430 sq ft urban logistics scheme is to be developed in Reading by McKay Securities, the REIT. Known as Theale Logistics Park the scheme is expected to reach practical completion in December 2019. Readie Construction has been chosen to build the property for which marketing has already begun. Simon Perkins, chief executive of McKay, said: “Located […]

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  3. The Delivery Group has acquired ONEPOST in a move that will take combined group turnover to £250 million, managing almost a billion items of mail and packages in the UK and Internationally. The Delivery Group has been striving to expand its “service-range and geographical footprint, and ONEPOST fits perfectly into our plans,” and together, it […]

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  4. Dutch online retailer Wehkamp has chosen Manhattan’s warehouse management system to manage its distribution centre in Zwolle, Netherlands. The project is part of a €40 million investment Wehkamp is making in expanding and modernising this DC, will eventually extend to Wehkamp’s other DCs in the country. The retailer already has a 360,000 sq ft automated […]

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  5. Marks & Spencer is to invest £750 million in a joint venture with Ocado that will give it a home delivery service for its food offering for the first time. The joint venture, which starts when Ocado’s existing sourcing agreement with Waitrose ends in September 2020, give M&S a 50 per cent stake in Ocado’s […]

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  6. Almost seven in ten UK SME retailers have expressed confidence that sales will increase in 2019 and are looking overseas to increase said sales, according to a study commissioned by the Royal Mail. The study found 70 per cent of UK SME online retailers currently sell overseas, mainly to Europe, USA and Asia. And 69 […]

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  7. Next has cut its profit forecast for the year by £4m, blaming higher operational costs resulting from the switch from store sales to online. In a trading update it said: “Our central guidance for full year profit is now £723m, 0.6 per cent lower than our previous guidance of £727m.” Some £2.5m of the £4m […]

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  8. Online consumer marketplace Flubit.com has chosen EshopWedrop, Xpediator’s e-commerce delivery solution, to manage customers’ cross border deliveries to nine countries. Flubit.com, which has a catalogue of more than 70 million consumer products, was acquired by MonetaryUnit, the blockchain technology group, earlier this year and has since sought to expand beyond the UK into new markets. […]

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  9. Whistl has acquired the Spark Ecommerce Group, the Gateshead-based fulfilment and contact centre business. Spark, which has a turnover of £15 million, consists of: Spark Response, providers of contact centre and fulfilment services to some recognisable brands; Spark Etail which acts as an online retailer for Ethical products via its Ethicalsuperstore.com, Natural Collection, Frank & […]

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  10. If a grocer isn’t willing to go big in e-commerce, it might as well get out, according to consultants McKinsey. In a study, Reviving grocery retail: six imperatives, McKinsey argues that “much of the $5.7 trillion global grocery industry is in trouble. Although it has grown at about 4.5 per cent annually over the past […]

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