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The Business Matrix: Friday 13 January 2012

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Yodel boss hits back at claims of packages backlog

The UK's biggest parcel firm yesterday hit back at claims that it had been left with a backlog of up to 750,000 undelivered gifts and said it had made 20 million deliveries in time for Christmas.

Oh, Christmas spree: the sales begin

More than 28 million people will hit Britain's streets today to make the most of some of the biggest Boxing Day savings ever seen, as retailers try to salvage some optimism and a few million pounds after a gloomy Christmas for the high street. But shoppers are likely to find that the best bargains have already gone – snapped up on Christmas Day by online bargain hunters.

Margareta Pagano: Death of the high street? No, it's the birth of the i-street

In the US, Amazon has provoked uproar with a new mobile price comparison app, Price Check, allowing customers to scan products in stores but then buy them online with the bookseller instead.

The Business On... Humphrey Cobbold, chief executive, Wiggle

On his bike, we hear?

Christmas shoppers warned over counterfeit goods

Christmas shoppers looking for a bargain should be wary of counterfeit goods which flood the market in the run-up to the festive season, the UK Border Agency warned today.

£20 voucher when you spend £200 at John Lewis

With just three weeks left until Christmas, now really is the time to get that gift list ticked off, and John Lewis has lots of gift ideas to inspire you this Christmas.

Hold on to your mouse! It's Cyber Monday

Oxford Street may have been forced to close to traffic owing to overcrowding at the weekend but today should prove to be a better day to venture out on to the high street as millions spurn the stores in favour of doing their Christmas shopping online.

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OFT ruling on Amazon buy to be revealed

The result of the Office of Fair Trading's inquiry into Amazon.com's planned acquisition of UK-based The Book Depository International will be revealed this Friday. Amazon is estimated to account for 70 per cent of UK e-tail book sales, while The Book Depository and Play.com are its largest rivals.

The Business On... Paula Byrne, Managing director, Pushbutton

Should I know Pushbutton?

E-commerce boom tempts Amazon to test Indian market

Changes to India's strict investment rules mean overseas retailers can now be majority shareholders

Amazon fights against sales-tax law

Amazon is appealing directly to the residents of California to overturn a new law that requires it to charge sales tax on online purchases made in the state.

Amazon creates 900 jobs

The online retailing giant Amazon is to create 900 jobs at a new processing centre in Rugeley, Staffordshire. The plan comes on top of earlier moves by Amazon to set up a 1 million sq ft fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, and a new customer service centre in Edinburgh.

Amazon creates another 900 jobs

Online retailer Amazon is to create 900 jobs in the second major expansion of its Scottish operation this year.

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