Here in 30 minutes: meet Amazon’s new drone
Amazon has revealed its latest airborne delivery technology. Soon, it says, drones will be as commonplace as delivery trucks. Is the need for instant gratification hurting society?
Shops create panic to encourage retail rush
As Christmas approaches, millions of shoppers will head to the malls and high streets. Many dread the sensory overload of gift buying – but it might make us more likely to part with our cash.
Poor maths means shoppers pay more, study finds
Shoppers are making basic maths errors that are costing them money, researchers have found. Successful retailers are experts at exploiting our natural inability to think properly about price.
Outcry in India over foreign supermarket invasion
Retail behemoths like Tesco and Walmart have long been locked out of India’s profitable markets. Now the rules are changing – and small shopkeepers risk getting trampled.
New recession looms for UK, as bad news piles up
The world's sixth largest economy is on the ropes. There are signs that Britain could be in for its worst ever period of financial hardship, which may be part of a large-scale shift in global...
High streets in trouble as big names go bust
Major British retail chains are floundering as the recession claims business victims. Shop windows are being boarded up across the country. Is this the death of high street shopping?