The original Apple sells for record £500,000

Amazing…as a piece of technology the original Apple-1 would appear to have been long past its sell-by date. Bidders at Bonhams auction house however begged to differ, as the original Apple computer sold for a record breaking $905,000 (£564,000). The

Biggest leap in retail sales since 2011

In todays times, interesting retail article … Retailers reporting  the biggest jump in sales since 2011 between August and October and are optimistic about the future despite wage growth continuing to trail behind inflation. In its monthly health check of companies

Amazon hopes clearance of Prime Air drones will help lift delivery service

Amazon is planning to create a fleet of unmanned drones to deliver packages to millions of customers within half an hour of an order being placed. The world’s biggest online retailer has announced that it has began testing pilotless “octopters”

Autumn sun leaves shops browned off

Interesting article in today’s Times newspaper ……While Britain basked in September, shopkeepers sweated over their toughest month since 2008 as warm weather deterred people from stocking up on coats, scarves and boots. Retail sales fell by 2.1 per cent, according

Argos to offer digital help via digital workshops

Argos is to offer digital workshops in 120 of its stores to help British adults learn digital skills. The move is part of its partnership with digital skills charity Go ON UK. Up to 10,000 people will also be given

Amazon taking after Argos with a physical presence…

Interesting article in the Telegraph, the article considers Amazon’s move towards physical retail, as it looks to open its first bricks-and-mortar store, noting similarities with Argos’s click-and-collect store model – which it believes Amazon is heading toward rolling out en