Online shopping

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Aldi ends Deliveroo deliveries as customers return to stores
Deliveroo records healthy quarterly sales but Aldi’s move reflects passing of online groceries’ pandemic peak

Sarah Butler

20, Jan, 2022 @2:01 PM

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I was charged £65 by dating service eHarmony after I broke up with it
I cancelled a subscription to the firm’s website the same day I signed up, but it is still demanding payment

Anna Tims

12, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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UK surge in post-Christmas returns reveals dark side of online shopping boom
Returns process thought to cost firms about £7bn a year and weigh heavily on companies’ carbon footprints

Sarah Butler

08, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Next rings up bumper Christmas but warns of price hikes ahead
Retailer records 20% rise on pre-pandemic festive sales but warns prices set to rise due to inflationary pressures

Sarah Butler

06, Jan, 2022 @12:59 PM

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New year’s resolutions: ‘I’m going to give away 10% of my income’
We talk to five people about their aims for 2022, whether it is saving more or donating to charity

Suzanne Bearne

01, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Online shopping, pets and takeaways fuel surge in UK spending in 2021
Spending on holidays expected to be priority in 2022 but outlook is uncertain amid inflation and Covid uncertainty, says Barclaycard

Joanna Partridge

31, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Made.com cuts revenue forecast as furniture is held up by shipping delays
Deepening disruption to supply chain offsetting strong demand for its products, says online retailer

Kalyeena Makortoff

09, Dec, 2021 @1:13 PM

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Bank warns UK fake deliveries scam could cost thousands
TSB reveals big rise in fraudulent text messages and says shoppers should be on their guard

Hilary Osborne

09, Dec, 2021 @10:40 AM

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Google’s 2021 search list: Bernie Sanders’ mittens and Squid Game top the trends
Annual list reveals most searched-for terms globally related to sports, investing, Covid and skinny jeans

Dan Milmo Global technology correspondent

08, Dec, 2021 @4:25 PM

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When Amazon came to town: Swindon feels strain as new depot sucks up jobs
Firm has hired 2,000 staff in a matter of months in Wiltshire town, with ripple effect on other businesses

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

03, Dec, 2021 @2:16 PM

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Operation Save Christmas: retailers’ desperate dash to meet demand
Large stores are having to be creative to meet booming online orders at time of staff and stock shortages

Sarah Butler

01, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Shoppers go to town as UK rings in biggest-ever Black Friday sales day
Data from banks and card issuers suggests consumers on track to spend almost £9.2bn this weekend

Sarah Butler

26, Nov, 2021 @6:43 PM

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