Retail

  • Ikea’s business model has started to wobble

    Instruction manuals from Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, famously lack instructions. The customer is often left staring at a picture wondering which flange goes where....

  • Uber’s attempt to buy Deliveroo has stalled

    Uber’s attempt to buy Deliveroo has stalled because the two sides are “miles apart” on a valuation for the food delivery service… The ride-hailing app...

  • H&M is acquiring a stake in a Fintech

    Hennes & Mauritz is acquiring a stake in Klarna in a partnership that entails the Swedish fintech company providing online and in-store payments for customers...

  • Uber’s food delivery is attracting share of customers

    For Uber, the route to new customers may be through their stomachs. Uber’s food delivery service is attracting an increasing share of customers who have...

  • The Avon lady is receiving a digital makeover

    The Avon lady is receiving a digital makeover in a belated campaign by the beauty company to drag its direct sales business into the 21st century. Up...

  • An online luxury fashion retailer jumped 50%

    Shares in Farfetch, an online luxury fashion retailer, jumped 50 per cent on their trading debut, valuing the company at $8.6 billion as investors once...

  • Uber is in talks to acquire Deliveroo

    Uber is in early-stage talks to acquire the food-delivery app Deliveroo… in the latest sign of its ambition to ramp up investment in the sector...

  • Postmates food delivery has raised $300 million

    Postmates, the US online food delivery start-up, has raised $300 million in venture capital funding, boosting its financial firepower against well-capitalised competitors including Uber and...

  • Alibaba starts a Russian branch

    Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce giant, will partner with Moscow’s sovereign wealth fund and Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov to set up a Russian branch of its retail site...

  • Meituan Dianping’ IPO brings to mind Amazon

    Meituan Dianping is the world’s largest food-delivery company but few global investors could even pronounce its name before its roadshow kicked off last week —...

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