Amazon is rolling out its click-and-collect services through a partnership with Co-operative Food. Bryan Roberts of research firm Kantar Retailer writes in blog that Amazon lockers have been installed in four Co-op stores in Greater London as well as two further shops in the Manchester area.
Kate Bostock, the head of Marks & Spencer’s nonfood business is “poised” to leave the retailer, reports the Financial Times. Last week, adds the newspaper, M&S head of menswear Richard Price left the business to become managing director of Sir Philip Green’s BHS department store chain.
Homewares and apparel retailer Laura Ashley has launched a mobile-optimised store providing a seamless customer experience regardless of channel. For example, a logged-in shopper who adds to the basket on his smartphone will see the retained basket when he logs in later on from a laptop or tablet and completes the purchase. The new mobile store is based on the latest enhanced version of Venda’s mobile platform.
Healthspan’s Derek Coates talks to the Guardian about proposed legislation for more regulation on nutritional supplements sold into the UK.
Online payment services provider Skrill (aka Moneybookers) has reached an agreement to acquire Austria-based paysafecard.com, a provider of prepaid vouchers.
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