Home / Tag Archives: retail

Tag Archives: retail

Gamestop claims new Console hardware is coming very soon

Right now, there seems to be an awful lot of talk surrounding a new batch of consoles. Nintendo’s NX is rumoured to launch at the end of the year, rumours and leaks surrounding the PS4K have really picked up steam and Microsoft itself has willingly talked about the possibility of …

Read More »

All Xbox One consoles can now double as dev kits

One of the big promises Microsoft made back when it first launched the Xbox One was the ability to turn any retail unit into a development kit. Now, after a couple of years of working on it, Microsoft is rolling out the feature but it does come with some fairly …

Read More »

Core i7 6700K prices continue to rise

Over the last few years, the market for Intel’s Core i7 series of mainstream processors has seemed relatively stable in terms of price, with the 3770K, then 4770K and 4790K going for around the £250 mark in the UK at launch. However, with Skylake, things have changed quite a bit and …

Read More »

Want to get paid to deliver Amazon packages?

Getting packages to customers faster and faster has been part of Amazon’s edict for years now. It’s investigated drone delivers, but has hit a few hiccups there, so one solution that may help improve its goods flow is to pay members of the public to deliver them too, rather than …

Read More »

Xbox One gets another price cut in the UK

Over the course of 2015, Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One, has really picked up some steam as far as sales are concerned. In an effort to keep things moving forward, Microsoft has decided to give the Xbox One another price cut here in the UK. The new official price …

Read More »

Dell starts accepting bitcoin payments in UK

Dell has announced that it plans to start accepting bitcoins as a form of payment in the UK, following a successful trial of the digital currency over in the US. Dell initially began accepting crypto-currency as a form of payment in July last year but it was a US only …

Read More »

Sony is closing its stores in Canada

Sony has announced that it will be closing down all of its stores in Canada within the next six to eight weeks. From now on, Sony will be selling and supporting its products through a series of authorized retailers and its own online store. Sony confirmed the cost cutting move …

Read More »

UK retailers admit they weren’t ready for Black Friday

UK retailers have admitted that Black Friday 2014 was their biggest challenge this year. 32 per cent of stores surveyed following the sales day noted that handling the crowds and demand proved difficult. Some retailers felt that they were unable to cope logistically with the sheer amount of customers coming …

Read More »

Google may take on Amazon with ‘buy’ button

Google is apparently looking to take on retailers with the launch of a ‘buy’ button, which will allow searchers to purchase products directly from the Google search results page. The idea is very similar in concept to Amazon’s own ‘one-click ordering’ button, which you can add as an extension to …

Read More »

Meet Amazon’s warehouse robots

Amazon garnered headlines recently for its teasing of drone deliveries to those that live close to its distribution centres, giving people the chance for same day deliveries without leaving their homes. However that’s not the only aspect of its business that the retailer is looking to renovate with robotics, as …

Read More »

Blockbuster US ends physical retail, closing 300 stores

Hot on the heels of Blockbuster UK re-entering administration, the US branch of the company has announced the ending of its long term love affair with physical retail, closing up 300 stores and ending the employment of over 2,800 people. The announcement was made by parent company Dish Network, suggesting that …

Read More »

Blockbuster is back in administration

Longtime video and DVD rental service Blockbuster, has for the second time this year, entered administration and is seeking a new buyer. It previously circled the the drain in February but was picked up by Gordon Brothers Europe in March – obviously that saving grace didn’t last. The relatively new …

Read More »

HMV removing closing signs, possible buyout imminent

HMV Gloucester

It’s thought that with HMV’s rental payment looming, someone or some entity is going to swoop in and save it, as a few stores have begun removing “closing down” signs from their windows. The particular outlets that have got rid of the woeful signs, include: Stockport, Manchester Market Street and …

Read More »

Asda could be buying up whole of HMV

While it was initially thought that HMV Canada owner Hilco was the most likely to buy up HMV, it has so far only purchased the firm’s major debt, leaving its future still up in the air. Now though, a new report is suggesting that Walmart owned supermarket, Asda, could be …

Read More »

GameStop looking to claim 40 old GAME shops in France

Gamestop

There seems to be a peculiar trend when it comes to high street businesses. Often times if one shop goes under, another replaces it doing almost exactly the same thing. For some reason companies seem to think that just because the last business failed, doesn’t mean their near identical one …

Read More »

HMV shuts down ROI stores

HMV

Following on from the temporary closing of all HMV outlets in Ireland last month – as per Irish law – when the administration was announced, Deloitte, the administrator, has announced that all locations will be permanently shuttered since no buyer has been found for the branch of the firm. This …

Read More »