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Walmart to pilot long-awaited truck from Tesla

The nation’s largest retailer is set to be among the first companies to test Tesla’s electric tractor trailer, the Tesla Semi.

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Store closure rate slows to lowest level in 7 years

The number of shops facing closure has dropped to its lowest level since 2010.






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Adore Me in customer service innovation with Facebook

Online lingerie retailer Adore Me is one of the first companies in the world to launch customer support on the Facebook chat.






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Alibaba sales surge $5 billion in first 15 minutes on Singles Day

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, saw $5 billion in sales in the first 15 minutes of Singles Day.






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M&S accelerates store closure plans as half-year-profits fall

Marks & Spencer is set to ramp up is clothing store closure scheme and take it easy with food store openings after it posted a 5.3 per cent slump in profits in its half-year report.






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Apple sales & profits spike ahead of iPhone X launch

Apple has reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and profits, easing investor concerns as the iPhone X goes on sale today. The technology giant recorded an 18.9 per cent spike in profits to $10.7 billion (£8.2 billion) in its fourth quarter covering the three months to the end of September. It said this was boosted 46.7 million iPhone sales – the equivalent to more than 500,000 a day






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Next directory sales continue to offset physical stores decline

Next has recorded another period of sales growth in its directory division, subsequently offsetting the continuing decline seen across its physical stores. The fashion retailer’s directory sales surged 13.2 per cent in the three month period ending October 29, but its in-store sales slumped 7.7 per cent during the same period.






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Dollar General taps Rob Scruggs to lead digital push

As the first digital chief, his appointment could signal a move to boost e-commerce in a segment that has hewed to brick-and-mortar retail. 






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Sharper Image Times Square holiday pop-up shop marks short-term physical store comeback

For the first time in 10 years, Sharper Image has opened a physical store, USA Today reports.






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Feelunique announced £14.95 same-day delivery

Feelunique has announced the introduction of same-day delivery across its full product range for London customers.






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