Deloitte forecasts shoppers to spend £42.4bn this Christmas

Sales in December are forecast to rise by 4% year on year. Online will account for 13% of sales during December, but 50% of total market growth. Deloitte attributed this to growing consumer engagement with digital technology, combined with a

Amazon turns to Snapchat and Instagram to post exclusive deals

Amazon has started to roll out exclusive deals, gift ideas and recommendations on popular social media sites Snapchat and Instagram. Last Thursday, the US etailer posted its first deal code to Snapchat, the mobile app that sees messages disappear seconds

Hackers use hotel wi-fi to check into victims’ computers

A virus that lurks in the computer networks of luxury hotels is helping cybercriminals to steal sensitive information from business executives, security researchers have said. Company bosses are among those being attacked by a hacking campaign known as Darkhotel, which

Retailers set for £1.15bn boost from click-and-collect this Christmas

The rising popularity of click-and-collect will lead to retailers pocketing an extra £1.15bn this Christmas, according to a new report. Retailers set for £1.15bn boost from click-and-collect this Christmas The research by eBay and retail analysts Conlumino found that click-and-collect

Roaming law will fix mobile phone blackspots

Ministers are pushing ahead with plans to reduce the number of rural areas with no mobile phone coverage. The law will enable mobile users to switch seamlessly or “roam” between rival networks when they lose signal from their own provider.