By Chloe Rigby

In today’s InternetRetailing newsletter we have the latest news from the ecommerce and multichannel retail industry. We’re reporting on Asos’ announcement of a new US fulfilment centre, on what Pets at Home chief executive Ian Kellett has said about the significance of stores in the omnichannel business, Dixons Travel with a new digital concept store, and how online sales performed in July, according to the latest figures from the BRC. What comes out of all these stories is the continual need to improve all parts of the omnichannel business in order to keep meeting consumers’ expectations. Internet retailing has not meant the death of the store – rather it’s meant the reinvention of the store. But at the same time, it’s important to keep developing and improving the basics, as seen in Asos’ focus on delivery, just as much as the most cutting edge technologies and approaches. That’s particularly important in months such as July when, BRC figures suggest, there’s no shopping boost from factors such as warm weather.

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