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Made.com hired Trouva to expand selection and reach
Made, an online retailer that designs and sells home appliances and furniture, has announced the acquisition of Trouva.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The latter is a platform to discover independent boutiques and brands, offering customers a curated range of home appliances, lifestyle and fashion products.
AiFi operates the autonomous Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix store
AiFi has enabled autonomous shopping for Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix racing fans.
The event takes place from May 6-8 at the Miami International Autodrome in Miami Gardens, Florida, United States.
This is the first edition of the Miami Grand Prix and the fifth round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship.
These vendors and brands are more focused on NFTs today
These retailers and brands are leading the growing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) gap and show that there is real substance behind the hype. Featuring boohoo, Starbucks, Selfridges, Paco Rabanne, Victor Vasarely, TAFT, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Spotlight on Sevenoaks as Amazon Fresh UK stores move out of London
It’s official! Sevenoaks in Kent will host the first Amazon Fresh free store in the UK outside of London.
Last week, we reported rumors that it would be located at the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow.
The council’s planning documents, we noted, indicate that permission has been granted for internal and external work on the site.
And job listings were also posted for retail associates at a Sevenoaks store powered by Just Walk Out technology.
Today an Amazon spokesperson told RTIH: “We are excited to serve customers in the Sevenoaks area and look forward to opening more stores in the future.”
Paula Bobbett took on the role of Chief Digital Officer at Boots UK
Paula Bobbett has embarked on a new role at Boots UK as Chief Digital Officer.
He was formerly Director, Boots.com.
Bobbett joined Boots from Dixons Carphone, where he started as Senior Manager, E-commerce Insight in 2013, before becoming Head of Online Trade, Analytics and Insight in 2015 and finally Head of Online Performance in 2018.
Prior to that, he was the Strategy & Analytics Manager at Avon.
Paul Wilkinson left Amazon Alexa Shopping for Deliveroo
Paul Wilkinson took over the role of Group Product Manager – Grocery Partners at Deliveroo.
He joined from Amazon where he spent nearly two and a half years as Senior Product Manager (Tech), Alexa Shopping.
Prior to that, Wilkinson worked at Tesco for nine years, where he held such positions as Head of Technology Research and Open Innovation, Tesco Labs, and Head of Product for Space, Range. and Merchandising.
The Whole Foods Market Platinum Picnic window display celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee
Whole Foods Market’s High Street Kensington, London store has opened a new display window to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
This marks the start of a competition where 70 winners “can bring in some of the highest quality, on-trend, best of British products on offer at the Whole Foods Market”.
69 people will win a selection of Platinum Picnic goodies in the prize draw, and the 70th customer will grab the full window display, valued at more than £ 300.
To enter, you need to visit the Whole Foods Market High Street Kensington store and scan the QR code.
As spending pressure tightens, will AI unlock retail success?
Retail Express CEO, Barry Grange, is looking at retail digital transformation, intelligent merchandising and a data-driven approach to profitability with slower times ahead.