Retail

  • 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 —...

  • Amazon has hit a $1 trillion capitalisation

    Amazon has hit a $1 trillion market capitalisation, capping an extraordinary surge that has seen the ecommerce group’s stock more than double in 12 months....

  • China’s ecommerce giants are fighting on logistics

    China’s ecommerce giants are fighting it out for everything from customer data to  exclusive contracts with retailers. Now that rivalry is spilling offline into logistics networks and warehousing,...

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