Monthly Archives: March 2014

Laura Ashley emphasising ecommerce

Retailer Laura Ashley is following in the footsteps of a number of other stores and turning to the internet in a bid to improve sales, it has been revealed. The store has announced that e-commerce will remain one of its highest priorities throughout 2014. It was announced last week that Laura Ashley saw pre-tax profits […]

Online shopping ‘increased in Feb’

Online shopping saw a significant year-on-year rise in February 2014, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics. It was found that shoppers in the UK spent £678.8 million a week online in February. This is a significant 12.4 per cent more than at the same time last year. According to its February […]

Parcelforce reveals new delivery service

Parcelforce Worldwide has revealed a new delivery service that gives power to the end customer, enabling them to rearrange their package delivery time or have it dropped off at an alternative delivery address or local Post Office. Under the new service, retailers sending parcels will be given the option of sending a notification by text […]

ONS: E-commerce grew in February

UK shoppers spent a massive £678.8 million a week online last month, which is 12.4 per cent more than in the same period last year, according to official statistics released March 27th. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) noted in its February retail sales report that 10.7 per cent of all consumer spending – excluding petrol […]

How can manned guards help to ensure business continuity?

Last week was Business Continuity Awareness Week 2014, with attendees exploring issues around the theme 'Counting the Cost'. The event addressed the financial implications of not having a plan and management regime in place to ensure business continuity, which is essential to safeguard an organisation and ensure success. Break-ins, fires and criminal damage can all […]