How retailers as publishers bring opportunities for brands

| March 8, 2019

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Shop Direct

Shop Direct is the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer, with annual sales of £1.93bn. Our digital department store brands are Very.co.uk, Littewoods.com, VeryExclusive.co.uk and LittlewoodsIreland.ie, and receive an average of 1.3 million website visits every day, with 69% of online sales completed on mobile devices.

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Recent coverage of the pressures on the retail supply chains during the current global health crisis has made reference to the essential roles of the back end warehouses and distribution centers that power the fulfilment of online orders. In recent days, these have come front-and-center of attention as concern has grown about the well-being of the people working in them. Ocado’s robotic warehouses are very far from the norm. Behind the scenes at the vast majority of facilities is a human workforce now in search of reassurance that their health is being taken into account.

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Article | March 2, 2020

Over the past few years, the retail space has seen a rapid expansion of technological advancement as consumers and employers alike have begun to embrace the latest tools and trends. In fact, nearly three-quarters of retailers are planning to increase technology spending in the next 12 months, according to Total Retail’s 2019 Retail Technology Report. Among the myriad of emerging technology in the retail space, one advancement automated supply distribution is likely to experience strong adoption over the coming year. Automated supply distribution.

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Shop Direct

Shop Direct is the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer, with annual sales of £1.93bn. Our digital department store brands are Very.co.uk, Littewoods.com, VeryExclusive.co.uk and LittlewoodsIreland.ie, and receive an average of 1.3 million website visits every day, with 69% of online sales completed on mobile devices.

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