Asda has poached one of Sainsbury’s top directors to bolster its management team as it battles to turn around falling sales.
Roger Burnley, currently Sainsbury’s retail and operations director, will take the role of chief operating officer at Asda next year. Burnley is expected to take as much as a year of gardening leave before becoming righthand man to Asda chief executive Andy Clarke.
Facebook is adding a shopping section to its social network as part of test for a big e-commerce push. Unlike the product ads you probably ignore on your News Feed, this is a dedicated tab on Facebook – like ‘Groups’ or ‘Photos,’ meant just for shopping. In other words, Facebook wants you to purposely use its platform for shopping, rather than simply maybe clicking on the occasional ad. Business Insider reports:
The UK government is giving video game startups £4 million to help them build the next 'Tomb Raider' or 'Grand Theft Auto'
The UK government is allocating £4 million to video game startups over the next four years in a bid to help companies build a new generation of video games in the UK.
An investigation by a Manchester-based expert has revealed that a 10-year-old boy was able to log on to the internet and buy a tattooing kit which was delivered to his door just two days later.
Just like most organizations, the success of a retail business relies on the unity and alignment of three critical elements: people, process, and technology.
It may be October, but for retailers, Christmas started in June. And as the busiest time of the year, Christmas really puts a retailer’s omnichannel strategy to the test. Increased traffic and in-store footfall can lead to a retail nightmare if you can’t create a joined-up experience for shoppers.
All’s well that ends well, an idiom Tesco will no doubt be feeling the ringing truth of this morning after a roller coaster ride of an auction for its South Korean business ended with three bids totalling almost GBP 4 billion.
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