Major consumer companies including Unilever and Procter & Gamble are chasing consumers who want goods delivered automatically, pitching new online subscription services, even though these have not always worked.
Klarna, the Swedish payments specialist has a new minority investor - rapper Snoop Dogg via his Casa Verde Capital fund. The company has also just unveiled a new marketing campaign starring the celebrity.
Mamas & Papas continued to struggle in its latest year as it reported another loss, although there were some bright spots as its online sales continued to accelerate and now make up nearly a third of its total turnover.
Selfridges has released its biggest campaign yet dedicated to taking the arts out of galleries and museums often perceived as intimidating and putting them in unexpected and more accessible public places.
The Wisconsin-based department store operator reported an increase of 1.2% in comps for the 2018 holiday period, a significant deceleration when compared to the growth of 6.9% seen in the prior-year period.