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Amazon launches Prime for business customers

Amazon's swift expansion of its B2B business is exactly what Staples and Office Depot described to a skeptical Federal Trade Commission last year as their merger plans faltered.

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British fashion returns to growth for the first time since Brexit vote

The British fashion market has returned to growth after consecutive months of decline dating back to June 2016, at around the time of the Brexit vote. According to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel, the UK fashion retail sector saw growth of 0.2 per cent in the full year period ending September 24. READ MORE:  September’s retail sales plummet as inflation looms The increase in sales was worth only £66 million, but Kantar predicts it will continue improving as the Christmas shopping season approaches.






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Primark, Boohoo, Schuh, Harvey Nichols handed 10,000-strong petition on footwear factories safety

Shoe retailers have come under pressure from activist groups calling for urgent action to improve safety conditions in the footwear industry.






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COMMENT: Selling is becoming social

The latest figures on retail sales from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) made for unexpected reading over recent weeks, not least because they outperformed predictions amidst the continuing gloomy backdrop. But delve a little deeper and there’s an interesting trend in relation to what’s driving the growth. It seems there’s a quiet revolution taking place within retail, and it’s not taking place on the high street – it’s taking place in living rooms.






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Office Depot buys IT firm CompuCom and shifts focus

Just when Office Depot seemed to be sticking with retail sales in contrast to rival Staples, the company is now pursuing a new growth strategy centered on business-to-business.






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Office Depot makes $1 billion acquisition

Marianne Wilson Office Depot took a first step toward its goal of transforming itself from a traditional office products retailer to a broader business services and technology products platform.   read more






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Former Tesco execs accused of “cooking the books” as trial kicks off

The trio of former Tesco executives on trial for fraud have been accused by prosecutors of “cooking the books” and bullying subordinates into compliance.






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Office Depot names chief marketing officer

Marianne Wilson Office supply retailer Office Depot has tapped a 30-year marketing veteran to lead its marketing efforts.    read more






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Office supplies giant improves visibility across its supply chain

Deena M. Amato-McCoy Office Depot is positioning itself to remove friction throughout its customers’ shopping experiences.    read more






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Office Depot brings supply chain management to the cloud

Still recovering from its failed merger with Staples, the office supplies retailer is partnering with Elementum to smooth out its supply chain.






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