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McColl's sees growth in sales and profits

Newsagent and convenience store chain McColl's saw its pre-tax profit climb to £12.6 million in the 53 weeks to 30 November from £4.4 million in the previous year.

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IKEA launches wireless charging furniture

IKEA has launched a range of furniture with built in wireless charging spots as it looks to make charging smartphones at home more convenient and discreet.

M&S generates renewable energy from UK's largest roof mounted solar array

Marks & Spencer has completed the installation of the UK’s largest single roof mounted solar panel array on its Castle Donington distribution centre.

Punch Taverns names new CEO

Punch Taverns has appointed Duncan Garrood as its new chief executive.

Shop'N Drive chooses RNIB as first Charity of the Year

National sight loss charity RNIB has been selected as the first ever Charity of the Year by petrol forecourt retailer Shop'N Drive.

Wiggle appoints Brian McBride as chairman

Online cycle retailer Wiggle has appointed former Amazon.co.uk managing director Brian McBride as its new chairman.

GAME acquires Multiplay

Specialist video games retailer GAME has acquired Multiplay, a community-based games company focused on live events, online gaming services and eSports.

Thorntons reports disappointing first half

Chocolatier Thorntons has reported a fall in both sales and profits in the first half of its financial year after it saw an unexpected reduction in orders from major supermarkets

Royal Mail to launch Alibaba Tmall shop front

Royal Mail is joining the Chinese e-commerce boom with the launch of a shop front on Alibaba’s Tmall Global e-marketplace.

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Cegid launches omnichannel retail management solution at RBTE

Yourcegid Retail Y2 designed to meet the needs of the ‘connect consumer'

New free of charge digital receipting service from Star Micronics

Send copies of printed receipts direct to the cloud via secure Microsoft Azure Cluster
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