It didn’t all change in March 2020. Not really. The UK high street has been in the throes of a gradual revolution for decades. From the rise of ecommerce, to the birth of mobile, social commerce, and a growing emphasis on experience, change has been underway for a while. In fact for many, the pandemic has acted as a wake-up call. Digital transformation was no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a matter of survival. Necessity sparked innovation and customers are enjoying more flexibility and conveni ...
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US equity markets mixed following a muted, shortened Black Friday trading session - Dow gained +153-points or +0.45% to 34,347.03, the highest close for the 30-stock index since 21 April. The broader S&P500 dipped -0.03%, The Nasdaq fell -0.52%. Apple Inc fell -1.96% after Wedbush Securities said that iPhone shortages have gotten worse in the past week as protests continue at Foxconn, which builds the smart phones for Apple. Microsoft Corp dipped -0.04%, with Politico reporting the Federal Trade Commission is likely to sue to block the company’s US$69B acquisition of video game company Activision Blizzard Inc (down -4.07%) The small capitalisation Russell 2000 rose +0.30%.