Internet Retailing – UK retail stores must ‘adapt to digital or die’
UK stores must adapt to the rise and rise of digital shopping, or face becoming obsolete. That’s the conclusion that British Land, owner of 29m sq ft of retail space, has come to in recent months. Today we bring you the full story including how it plans, as a major investor in retail property, to counter that threat of obsolescence.
Timely, then, that we also report on TUI Travel’s plans for its Thomson holiday company as it looks to transform its own high street presence for that digital future. Elsewhere in today’s Internet Retailing newsletter, we report on InPost’s plans to roll out a 2,000-strong locker bank network around the UK this year, on RichRelevance’s acquisition of Avail, and on Barclaycard’s use of personalisation to deliver ‘bespoke’ offers to UK shoppers. We also report on judgment day in the Internet Retailing Awards.
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