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Edward Story

Partner

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Simon Jupp

Senior Associate

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Louisa Penny

Senior Counsel

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Authors

Edward Story

Partner

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Simon Jupp

Senior Associate

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Louisa Penny

Senior Counsel

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5 October 2018

Consumer and Retail in the News – Issue 283

This week's top stories in the Consumer and Retail sector:

TW Viewpoint:

Much is said about the consumer shift to mobile and how this is a contributory factor in the fall of the high street. The so-called clicks vs bricks. However, some high street retailers are embracing the opportunities afforded by mobile, using it to revolutionise the high street experience by bringing together both the digital and the physical store experience. The M&S story below is one such example. Instead of clicks vs bricks, why not clicks and bricks?

Mobile technology likely to cause bigger disruption in retail than online shopping has done, reports Facebook’s retail industry head
(Computer Weekly)

M&S launch new ‘Mobile, Pay, Go’ checkout machines allowing customers to complete payments on their phones, without the need to visit a till
(Retail Gazette)

Costa ad banned for suggesting people eat bacon sandwiches rather than avocado
(Beverage Daily)

Deliveroo reports losses of £185m, whilst global sales more than. double to £277m
(The Independent)

Toys R Us to be relaunched by new owners
(Retail Gazette)

84% of millennials claim to use their smartphones to assist with retail shopping in-store
(FMCG News)

Ikea's "Last Straw" on plastic waste at London's Design Museum
(The Guardian)

Sports Direct dismisses former directors and senior management of House of Fraser
(Business Telegraph)

Declining tangible entertainment sector as profits fall for HMV?
(Retail Gazette)

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