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....First it lured Natalie Massenet, the queen of online luxury, then it teamed up with fashion bible Vogue, and now it has won a multi-million pound investment from China’s biggest retailer: London-based fashion website Farfetch has rapidly gone from edgy outsider to hot ticket. Farfetch is the Deliveroo of luxury fashion, linking together more than 700 exclusive boutiques and 200 brands in 40 countries and offering a delivery service for upmarket fashion shoppers worldwide. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The new campaign, called the Great Jobs Agenda, is targeting the millions of people in precarious work in the so-called gig economy – where, rather than having fixed permanent roles, workers tend to be given tasks as and when they are needed. That kind of work has grown hand in hand with the rise of online shopping, and platforms such as the taxi-hailing app Uber and the takeaway delivery service Deliveroo. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Fancy a Big Mac but just can’t be bothered to get up off the sofa? McDonald’s has finally answered your prayers– if you live in parts of London, Nottingham and Leeds at least. The fast food giant has launched its long-awaited “McDelivery” trial in the UK after teaming up with Uber’s food delivery service, UberEats. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
....The new campaign, called the Great Jobs Agenda, is targeting the millions of people in precarious work in the so-called gig economy – where, rather than having fixed permanent roles, workers tend to be given tasks as and when they are needed. That kind of work has grown hand in hand with the rise of online shopping, and platforms such as the taxi-hailing app Uber and the takeaway delivery service Deliveroo. ...
Handbags at dawn with Farfetch, the latest thing in upmarket online fashion image
....First it lured Natalie Massenet, the queen of online luxury, then it teamed up with fashion bible Vogue, and now it has won a multi-million pound investment from China’s biggest retailer: London-based fashion website Farfetch has rapidly gone from edgy outsider to hot ticket. Farfetch is the Deliveroo of luxury fashion, linking together more than 700 exclusive boutiques and 200 brands in 40 countries and offering a delivery service for upmarket fashion shoppers worldwide. ...
Big Mac, smaller effort: Uber to run McDonald's deliveries in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 01:13:34 PM
....Fancy a Big Mac but just can’t be bothered to get up off the sofa? McDonald’s has finally answered your prayers– if you live in parts of London, Nottingham and Leeds at least. The fast food giant has launched its long-awaited “McDelivery” trial in the UK after teaming up with Uber’s food delivery service, UberEats. ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
....The all-cash deal could be game-changing for the traditional supermarket business. Amazon has long had ambitions to move into the grocery business and launched its food delivery service, Fresh, in the US 10 years ago. ...
Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:54:56 AM
. Just Eat's £200m plan to take over rival food delivery service Hungryhouse faces a hurdle. ...
Asda suffers 11th quarter of falling sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:49:20 PM
....The company, which used to be the world's biggest retailer, has been investing heavily to tackle the endless threat from Amazon. Bosses have snapped up a series of rival online businesses to try to temper Amazon's rise - particularly as the latter eyes up further expansion of its grocery delivery service. ...
Just Eat faces competition inquiry over Hungryhouse takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:38:30 AM
....“Following its initial investigation into the merger, the Competition and Markets Authority has found that the companies are close competitors because of the similarity of their service and their broad geographical coverage,” the regulator said in a statement. The CMA said more recent entrants into the takeaway delivery market, such as Deliveroo, UberEats and Amazon Restaurants, represented less direct competition in the takeaway food markets as they targeted different types of restaurant, primarily dine-in ones without their own delivery services in fewer areas. ...
Drone home: Amazon to triple R&D staff at Cambridge base image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 04:06:16 PM
.... However, opening to the public has been delayed after some technical glitches. If the stores open in the UK, it would mark a major step up in Amazon’s efforts to take a share of the British grocery market since the launch of the Fresh delivery service last summer and its tie-up with the Bradford-based supermarket chain Morrisons. ...
Morrisons sales jump as recovery continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:51:41 AM
....Changes have included pulling out of running smaller convenience stores under the M name, as well as a focus on cutting prices. Morrisons also has introduced a tie-up with Amazon, offering same-day and one-hour delivery services, which it said it had now extended into more London postcodes. ...
HMRC steps up inquiry into employment status of Hermes couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:06:14 PM
....The growth of the gig economy has given rise to a series of legal disputes between workers and companies that seek to keep costs down by classifying them as something other than full employees. As well as Uber and Hermes, takeaway food delivery service Deliveroo has come under pressure from workers seeking improved conditions. ...
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....Ocado’s board will not be surprised that Marks & Spencer is moving into its territory by experimenting with online delivery. Ocado’s chairman, Lord Rose, a former chief executive and then chairman of M&S, predicted as long ago as 2013 that his old employer would eventually have to offer a delivery service to meet demand from customers. ...
M&S online food delivery service will be no piece of cake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 10:21:21 AM
....Middle-class shoppers could soon find it easier to order high-end treats from home as Marks and Spencer prepares a trial online grocery service. Humbler tastes are catered for too, as McDonald's unveils a pilot fast-food delivery service in the London area. ...
Will Lloyds chief enjoy plain sailing or will he jump ship? | Nils Pratley image
....Maybe Horta-Osório, at the age of 53, pines for a job on the global stage, but running a restructured Lloyds is surely an easier way to earn £5m-ish a year than most of the alternatives. All the reasons why Marks & Spencer refused to offer an online food delivery service made sense. ...
M&S to trial online food delivery service this autumn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:10:06 PM
....Until now selling food online has not made business sense for M&S as its customers do not typically spend enough on groceries on each visit to make the service profitable. But the retailer has concluded it can no longer ignore what is the fastest growing section of the UK’s £180bn grocery market as new delivery services, such as AmazonFresh, which allows shoppers to order groceries at lunchtime and get the delivery in time for dinner, revolutionise the way Britain buys food. ...
McDonald’s offers fixed contracts to 115,000 UK zero-hours workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:23:29 PM
....”. The changes are part of a modernisation drive by McDonald’s that includes the launch of a premium burger, digital touchscreens in restaurants and a new delivery service that will be trialled from June alongside a partner such as Deliveroo. ...
Lunch-hour hacks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:00:52 AM
....Once you've planned your meal, you could order the ingredients from independent retailers using a locally focused app such as Epicery. It launched a one-hour delivery service in Paris last year. ...
Sainsbury's pushes ahead with Argos rollout in supermarkets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 09:00:31 AM
.... . Competition is also coming from US online retail giant Amazon, which launched a grocery delivery service in the UK last year. ...
San Francisco's food delivery service by robot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 01:03:12 PM
....Marble plans to deliver groceries, parcels and other goods in the future. Another company, Starship Technologies, began offering a pilot food delivery service in Washington DC and Redwood City, California earlier this year. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
....As 8% of Americans and 14% of Britons have turned to the so-called “gig economy” to make ends meet, doing tasks such as driving for Uber or Lyft, cleaning apartments for Handy or doing odd jobs via TaskRabbit, I have joined them as an UberEats and UberRush cycle courier. The delivery services, which are used by restaurants to deliver lunch and dinner to office workers as well as to deliver packages for people like Nicholas, are some of the newest tentacles of the fast-growing Uber empire that has seen the seven-year-old Silicon Valley company’s valuation soar to $68. ...
Online shopping and the plight of delivery workers: share your experiences image
.... From fast-food couriers protesting paltry pay rates to delivery workers being charged for calling in sick, workers’ rights are seemingly often ignored in the quest for faster, cheaper customer service. As a consumer, how concerned are you that your own shopping habits might be affecting the working conditions of delivery workers? If you’re a business who uses delivery services, what is the most important consideration when choosing which company to employ? And does how an online retailer reportedly treats its staff affect whether you buy from them?. ...
Uber contract 'gibberish', says MP investigating gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
....Deliveroo told MPs it was removing a clause in its courier contracts which demands its riders agree not to challenge their self-employed status in court. Dan Warne, managing director the food delivery service’s UK and Irish business, wrote to MPs saying the clause would be removed “within the coming weeks” after being criticised for trying to prevent workers from claiming the employment rights due to them. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'creating vocabulary' to avoid calling couriers employees image
.... All three cases found that the individuals concerned were workers, meaning that they were entitled to limited rights including holiday pay and the minimum wage, rather than self-employed contractors with no employment rights. The food delivery service has set out words and phrases that should and should not be used to describe its riders and their working practices. ...
New John Lewis boss says department store needs reinventing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 02:22:34 PM
.... In the 1950s and 60s as the supermarkets arrived on the scene, John Lewis set out to identify human needs and fulfil them. For instance, we did a daily food delivery service to caravans and holiday homes. ...
Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers image
....“This is supported by the data, as just four in 10 gig economy workers, or 38%, say that they feel like their own boss, which raises the question of whether some are entitled to more employment rights,” the report said. The gig economy has become a focus of concern following the commercial success of companies such as Amazon, the ride hailing firm Uber and the delivery service Deliveroo. ...
Organic food sales soar as shoppers put quality before price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Meanwhile, Tesco says that organic sales in its stores have risen by 15% in the past year. And the home delivery service Ocado, which stocks more than 3,000 organic products, said sales increased 16% last year. ...
Waitrose voted UK's best supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:01:26 AM
....The upmarket grocer topped the “bricks and mortar” table in the annual poll by consumer group Which? for the third year in a row, narrowly beating M&S. Iceland’s home delivery service came top for the second successive year after receiving the highest, five-star customer score. ...
£1.74 an hour: Jinn couriers complain over low earnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 03:51:19 PM
....Asked about the complaints of low pay, Jinn’s co-founder and chief operating officer, Leon Herrera, said couriers were free to take or refuse work and were not exclusively contracted to Jinn. “Jinn is a delivery marketplace that aggregates demand and supply for collection and delivery services,” he said. ...
Deliver-roll! Greggs starts delivery service to London bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:19:04 AM
....4 miles of its branches on Cheapside and Eastcheap in the City of London, with other locations planned later in the year. The delivery service is already being trialled in Newcastle, with Manchester also in its sights. ...
Sainsbury's chief Mike Coupe stocks up for future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
.... In the 10 Sainsbury’s stores where Argos has already opened outlets, grocery sales have been boosted by 1% to 2% while sales the catalogue outlets are seeing growth of more than 20% a year after they opened. Part of the logic for the buyout of Argos is to access its quick delivery service which Sainsbury’s hopes to capitalise on to sell more of its clothing and homewares and, perhaps one day, groceries. ...
Just Eat gobbles up Hungry House and SkipTheDishes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 08:20:18 AM
. Online food delivery service Just Eat is expanding its presence in the sector by spending £266m on buying Hungry House and Canada's SkipTheDishes. ...
London's 'gig economy' has grown by more than 70% since 2010 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:20:46 PM
....Analysis by the group found that the number of people working for themselves in the capital in the transport and storage sector had increased from 38,000 in 2010 to about 65,300 in 2016. Recent years have seen a boom in app-based taxi and delivery services, such as Uber and Deliveroo, which are operated by technology firms and use self-employed couriers and drivers. ...
Amazon Go store lets shoppers pick up goods and walk out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 06:49:26 PM
.... Bookshops are also slated to open in San Diego, New York, Portland and Chicago. The company, which has been offering its Fresh service in some densely populated parts of the US since 2007, has been expanding the grocery delivery service rapidly, recently adding new cities across the US. ...
Government starts review of 'gig' economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:04:13 AM
...."As well as making specific recommendations I hope the Review will promote a national conversation and explore how we can all contribute to work that provides opportunity, fairness and dignity," he said in a statement. Typically workers in the "gig" economy use mobile phone apps to identify customers requiring delivery services or small practical jobs. ...
Morrisons to revive 'much-liked' Safeway food and grocery brand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:51:25 PM
....Morrisons is also building its relationship with US online retailer Amazon. The British supermarket supplies groceries to the Amazon Fresh food business and last week expanded the relationship to its Prime Now quick delivery service in London and Hertfordshire. ...
Morrisons expands Amazon deal offering delivery in an hour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:07:25 PM
....5% at the end of the day. Morrisons began supplying goods from its central warehouse to Amazon in June and already offers thousands of products via the US company’s Fresh grocery delivery service, which currently only operates in London. ...
Argos boss plans whirlwind shop tour to boost catalogue retailer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 05:42:24 PM
.... Argos will kick off 13 days of Black Friday deals from this Friday, 18 November. In an attempt to avoid the IT and delivery problems that have dogged some retailers in previous years, including Argos, the company has invested £10m in improving its FastTrack same-day delivery service. ...
Deliveroo riders seek to unionise and gain workers' rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 03:42:10 AM
....Deliveroo said it was committed to providing "great opportunities". The company, which provides a delivery service on behalf of thousands of restaurants across the country, classes its riders as self-employed "independent contractors". ...
Asda apologises for dirty home delivery crates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 11:55:56 AM
. Asda has apologised and taken "immediate action" after a BBC investigation found crates used for its home delivery service were dirty. ...
Restaurant food sales soar as UK tastes change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 03:48:26 PM
....The quick service sector comprises fast-food and other counter-service outlets, where food is just as likely to be eaten outside the venue as in it. It also covers the boom in restaurants using independent delivery services. ...
'Irresponsible' Diet Chef weight loss advert banned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 09:41:34 AM
....A television advert in which a tearful woman meets a slimmer and happier version of herself has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. It said the "irresponsible" advert for meal delivery service Diet Chef implied happiness and self-confidence could only be achieved through weight loss. ...
Ministers order HMRC crackdown on ‘gig economy’ firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 07:49:08 PM
.... Hermes uses 10,500 self-employed couriers, while Uber relies on 40,000 self-employed drivers in the UK. Takeaway delivery service Deliveroo is another fast growing gig-economy firmand uses 8,000 self-employed people. ...
Rwanda begins Zipline commercial drone deliveries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 11:01:02 PM
. What is being hailed as the world's first commercial regular drone delivery service is beginning drop-offs in Rwanda. ...
Deutsche Post agrees to buy UK Mail image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 08:06:31 AM
.... . "UK Mail is well-run and an established provider of quality delivery services in the UK. ...
Sainsbury's sales slip as food prices continue to fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 06:32:27 AM
....3%. In another attempt to win more shoppers, and amid the threat of online giant Amazon's move into grocery deliveries, Sainsbury's said it was expanding a test of its one-hour grocery delivery service in London called "Chop Chop" with orders delivered by bicycle. ...
Sainsbury's one-hour delivery service takes on Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 04:23:01 PM
. Sainsbury’s is to fight back against Amazon with a one-hour grocery delivery service in London. ...
Trip tips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 11:39:10 PM
....But is there really a need for such women-only networking, and women-only concierge services?. Kate Torgersen, founder of Milk Stork, a breast milk delivery service for travelling mothers, says it is all about women feeling more confident to ask for what they want. ...
Sports Direct shares close down 9% as investors vent their anger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 08:14:02 AM
....All have had a stunning run back up after their roughly 30% falls following the Brexit vote, so now the builders' results season is over investors may be taking a break from the party. Shares in restaurant meal delivery service Just Eat were down 5. ...
Who pays after our suitcase was returned to us broken? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 06:00:01 AM
.... Can you help? BG, High Wycombe. Carrymyluggage’s door-to-door collection and delivery service would, on the face of it, be ideal for wheelchair users. ...
Deliveroo offers concessions in pay row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 01:17:51 PM
....". Deliveroo provides a delivery service to thousands of restaurants that do not have their own drivers, using riders on bicycles or mopeds. ...
Deliveroo riders protest over payment changes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 09:42:03 PM
....Riders are calling for pay of £8 an hour with £1 per delivery, as well as tips and the cost of fuel for moped riders. Deliveroo provides a delivery service to thousands of restaurants that do not have their own drivers using riders on bicycles or mopeds. ...
Morrisons to expand home delivery service after new Ocado deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 08:25:44 AM
. Supermarket chain Morrisons is to expand its home delivery service nationwide after striking a new deal with its online partner, Ocado. ...
Sainsbury's to launch same-day online delivery image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 11:35:21 AM
. Sainsbury's is ramping up the fight for a bigger share of the online grocery market by launching a same-day delivery service. ...
BMW and Intel plan robot car production image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 01:29:18 PM
....Achieving this, said BMW, would make it possible for fleets of unmanned vehicles to operate safely. This, it added, could spur the creation of novel ride-sharing services in urban areas or lead to the creation of long-distance delivery services that employ robot-driven trucks. ...
Tesco 'encouraged' by sales progress image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 04:19:39 PM
....Tesco and its "big four" peers - Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons - are under continuing pressure as they face competition from discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl. And earlier this month, online retailer Amazon launched its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service in central and east London, with plans to roll the deliveries out further across the UK. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 11:11:42 PM
. Luminaries from the business world have been named in the Queen’s birthday honours list, with gongs handed out to craft brewers, private equity millionaires and the boss of grocery delivery service Ocado. ...
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....99, or £7. 99 including its free delivery service, Amazon Prime. ...
Amazon Fresh not quite a threat to supermarkets – yet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:12:57 PM
....As with the German duo, it’s safe to assume Amazon will settle in for a long innings. So, over time, consumers may come to expect a smarter delivery service. ...
Amazon starts UK fresh food delivery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 04:00:40 AM
.... Sainsbury’s, for one, is in the process of buying Argos as it attempts to fight back against the potential threat. Last September Amazon began selling frozen items via its Prime Now one-hour delivery service, which is offered in major cities, including London and Manchester. ...
Sainsbury's fighting challenging market  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:03:00 AM
....Pressures on pricing mean the market will “remain competitive for the foreseeable future”, he said. Amazon, which struck a fresh food supply deal with Morrisons earlier this year, is believed to be preparing to ramp up its grocery delivery service in the UK. ...
Sainsbury’s sales fall 0.8% in three months amid food price deflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 08:06:19 AM
....”. The supermarket price war in recent years has seen the big four trying to defend their market share against the German discount chains Aldi and Lidl, as well as new competitors such as Amazon, which recently launched a food delivery service in the UK. ...
Royal Mail's Moya Greene reaps another £1.5m pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of June 2016 06:00:45 PM
....The firm is under huge pressure to cut costs and modernise to grab a larger share of the parcels market while letter volumes are in long-term decline. It has lost some business to Amazon, a key client which recently launched its own delivery service, as well as rivals such as UK Mail which have added extra capacity. ...
Saudi Arabia's Uber venture: a case of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em image
....But elsewhere in the world, where regulations are looser, it aims higher. UberPop allows anyone with a car to pick up passengers, while UberEats provides a Deliveroo-style, home delivery service for food. ...
From taxis to takeaways: Uber drives in to UK food delivery market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of June 2016 12:02:55 PM
....Uber is also offering a £100 signing-on fee to delivery partners, its term for bicycle and scooter drivers joining its fleet, though it is looking for drivers only in London at the moment. UberEATS is available in the US, but the UK launch will pit the firm against Deliveroo, which has grown rapidly with its model of paying drivers small sums to collect food from restaurants that do not have a delivery service. ...
The way we shop now: the revolution in British spending habits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of May 2016 04:43:08 PM
.... Once a very British pastime, family trips to the mall are being replaced by online shopping and trips to retail parks – but that face-to-face shopping is often just to pick up “click and collect” items ordered online. This rise of online shopping, increasingly done on the go from mobile phones, has led to a sharp increase in demand for delivery services. ...
UK car registrations hit highest April level for 13 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of May 2016 10:14:55 AM
....6% decline in registrations. The strongest growth came in the fleet sector, which includes vehicles bought by firms such as taxi companies and delivery services, where new registrations rose by 6. ...
Amazon Fresh food deliveries 'to start this month in UK' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 05:57:05 PM
.... The Bradford-based chain has agreed to wholesale ambient, fresh and frozen products to Amazon despite already operating its own website in partnership with Ocado. Last September Amazon began selling frozen items via its Prime Now one-hour delivery service, which is offered in big cities including London and Manchester. ...
Former Asda director takes helm of Amazon's UK operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 01:04:15 PM
.... His return to the UK comes weeks after Amazon revealed a deal to sell fresh, chilled and frozen food made by Morrisons, the Bradford-based supermarket chain. Last September Amazon also began selling frozen items via its Prime Now one-hour delivery service, which is offered major cities including London and Manchester. ...
House of Fraser in profit for first time in 10 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 12:58:39 PM
....3bn. Online sales rose nearly 27% to represent nearly a fifth of the group’s total after the company improved its delivery services and website. ...
Google April Fool prank sparks backlash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 09:06:37 AM
....Furthermore, users with the "undo send" capability enabled would have been able to retract a message within a certain time period after sending it. Google also unveiled a couple of April Fool's joke videos, including one about a new parachute delivery service and an "actual reality" headset. ...
Are the milkman's days finally numbered? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of March 2016 12:08:56 AM
Ocado reveals jump in sales – but still no news on overseas partnership image
....Ray Gaul of analysis firm Kantar Retail, said that deal was “casting doubt on the long-term growth prospects and profitability of the Morrisons partnership”. In December, Ocado’s share price slid back after Amazon said it would rapidly expand its grocery delivery service in the UK and that the British business faced competition in signing up international partners. ...
Can you put a price on nature? A Californian nonprofit thinks it can image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 11:00:00 PM
....Earth Genome’s software collects and analyzes a wide range of datasets related to nature, along with financial data on the costs, prices and values of the services that nature provides. With an initial focus on hydrology, its technology takes into account, for example, the price a company pays to its water utility and the cost the utility spends to operate reservoirs and water delivery services. ...
Sainsbury’s boost ahead of Argos bid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 09:47:00 PM
.... . Last October, Argos brought in a same-day home delivery service for its online customers, hailed as a success by Mr Walden. ...
Business News: Burberry, PizzaExpress, Paddy Power Betfair, Oil industry image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . The Chinese-owned 500-plus chain is also pressing ahead with a national delivery service after a successful trial in London and hailed the early success of its recently opened Reys chicken restaurant in Cambridge. ...
Amazon's tie-up with Morrisons is an upgrade but not game-changer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 03:58:12 PM
.... Waitrose supplies Ocado, as well as running a competing online offer. Ocado will run a fully national home delivery service for Morrisons, but Morrisons will also supply Amazon, which in theory could become a direct competitor to Ocado. ...
Morrisons to sell food through Amazon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 08:00:03 AM
.... . Ocado has a 25-year agreement with Morrisons to run the supermarket's online delivery service. ...
Amazon taking on Uber with its on-demand delivery service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 08:17:10 PM
....Amazon. com is quietly inviting drivers for its new “on-demand” delivery service to handle its standard packages, as the online retailer known for low prices and razor-thin profit margins looks to speed up delivery times and tamp down its growing multibillion-dollar logistics bill. ...
Short-seller targets Next after it admits losing ground to rivals image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of February 2016 07:10:33 PM
.... . Next blamed dismal sales on a warm winter  Photo: Jane Mingay However, this fast-delivery service is no longer unique to Next as high street rivals have since invested heavily and online fast fashion companies have grown rapidly. ...

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