AO World today reported full-year results, with revenues of £701.2m in the year to March 31, 17% up on the previous year, and pre-tax losses of £7m, up from a loss of £6.7m last time. Most of its turnover came from the UK – at £629.7m this was 12.7% up (more…)
Quiz is to sell its fast fashion womenswear via Zalando in a move that makes the German platform its biggest international online partner to date. The omnichannel brand says the move will help it to expand its international presence and its online offering. Quiz will sell a core selection of (more…)
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More customers shopped more often at Zalando in the first quarter of its financial year, helping it to revenues of €980.2m in the first quarter of its financial year – 23.1% up on the same period last year. Earnings before interest and tax reached €20.3m, flat with the previous year. (more…)
Most brand websites enjoy top placement in results for a Google search of their own name, suggests a new Top500 analysis of google.co.uk results for 50 of the largest UK brands. The analysed brands are both wholesalers of their labelled products and, through their retail operations, competitors with their wholesale (more…)
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Merchandising is all about encouraging the sale of products. In the real world, it can include visual displays, product assortment and availability, and promotional activity – anything that will encourage shoppers to buy. Online the same rules apply, to which we can also add such factors as ease of checkout, (more…)
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The InternetRetailing Australia Top250, the newest report in our stable of objective retail performance analyses, will be released at Retail Global on the Gold Coast in May. Drawing on years of experience in weighing performance in the European retail space, RetailX will produce the first ever retail performance index of (more…)
We took a look at Kingfisher Group’s full-year figures to find out what they said about the group’s digital strategy. Kingfisher Group owns UK retailers B&Q , a Top50 retailer in IRUK Top500 research, and Leading retailer Screwfix . It also owns IREU Top150 retailer Castorama and Brico Dépôt in (more…)
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The second annual InternetRetailing Summit will take place in Berlin this July. The event, which runs from July 3 to July 5, brings together senior figures from leading retailers from across the European Economic Area (EEA) plus Switzerland for an immersive three-day event spent focusing on the way that multichannel (more…)
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InternetRetailing’s Top500 is the definitive index of retail performance in the UK and the European Economic Area, with annual updates for both regions. Read the latest reports on the Europe Top500 and UK Top500 here. The tracking list The hardest part of the Top500 is getting companies onto our radar (more…)
Alzashop.com’s vice-chairman, Tomáš Havryluk, and head of international marketing, Jiri Maly, discuss taking on retail’s biggest beast. Paul Skeldon listens in The lure of pan-national cross-channel retail has not been lost of many retailers. The success of brands such as Amazon and Argos – as well as IREU500 Elite retailers (more…)
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