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Adidas to open 'technology-led' concept store in spring
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Leading sportswear brand Adidas is set to open a ‘technology-led’ concept store at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. The outlet will open sometime this spring and will be located next to the Victoria’s Secret store. The move follows in the footsteps of the recently opened Reebok Fitness Hub, which features plyometric jump boxes, gym equipment and flooring.

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Apple buys back $14bn worth of shares following a disappointing Q1
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An Apple company spokesman has confirmed that the tech-giant has repurchased USD 14 billion of its stock since it reported disappointing Q1 results. Apple bought USD 12 billion of shares via an accelerated share repurchase program (ASR) and USD 2 billion of shares from the open market, the spokesman said.

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Samsung and Cisco enter patent agreement
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Following the news that Apple is being taken to court over patent infringements, arch rival Samsung and mobile communications firm Cisco, have entered a ten-year agreement to share patents. It follows the news that Samsung and Google entered a similar agreement in January. The agreement will allow both Samsung and Cisco to share patents without the fear of being sued for the next ten years.

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H&M to launch first-of-its-kind t-commerce campaign during Super Bowl
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Swedish fashion retailer H&M, along with omni-channel advertising firm Delivery Agent, is set to showcase a never-before-seen technology which allows consumers to engage with TV advertising and buy products from the comfort of their own living room. The pioneering t-commerce advert will feature David Beckham’s new Bodywear collection and will feature during the second quarter of the Super Bowl.

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Amazon expects high tide of Christmas shopping

The US international e-commerce retailer, Amazon, is reported to be looking forward to a very busy Christmas Day.

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Bill Grimsey and LG Harris team up to help ailing high street businesses
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Retail guru and former Iceland boss Bill Grimsey, and decorating firm LG Harris, have teamed up in an attempt to save the UK’s high street. The campaign is designed to help ailing independent retailers improve their e-commerce operations. Mr Grimsey said: “This is an excellent initiative and others should follow the example.

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Dixons Retail launches new tablet in the run up to Christmas
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Dixons Retail is waging war with Tesco and Argos by launching its own seven-inch tablet in the run up to Christmas. The Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 will retail at around £180, making it a middle-of-the-road alternative to the pricier £250 Apple iPad mini, and the cheaper-priced Tesco and Argos models.

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Asda to pilot Barclays Bank branches in store
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Asda will begin a trial with Barclays Bank to open branches within some of its stores. Four Asda supermarkets have been chosen for the pilot scheme, which will see bank branches open outside of the traditional bank opening times of 9am to 5pm. Asda’s Birchwood store in Cheshire will be the first bank to undergo scheme, followed shortly by branches in Pudsey, Watford and Broadstairs.

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BlackBerry hopes to raise £1bn as CEO departs

BlackBerry Ltd is hoping to raise around £1 billion from its shareholders and investors as it battles to revive its fortunes.

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Tesco to roll out retina scanning devices in its petrol stations

Tesco will soon fit screens that scan customers’ faces in its petrol stations so that advertisements can be specially tailored to suit them, according to The Grocer.

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