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Sunday Retail News Roundup

Our welly good year, Vue weighs blockbuster £600m bid for Odeon, Bwin set to jilt suitor as gambling battle heats up, Bookies place their bets on winning tie-ups, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's easyGroup facing legal action, Delivery wars: Ocado takes on Amazon in its heartland as US giant is tipped to launch UK grocery service, Demand at Marks & Spencer’s French stores rocketed last year despite lacklustre growth at home, New blow for RBS as it is sued over £1.1bn loan: State-backed bank could face a flood of actions linked to rate-rigging, HSBC say all of 275,000 payments missed in computer meltdown are now processed, McDonald's to overhaul lunch menu and introduce pulled pork, Bear moves to sell stake as it ponders overseas expansion, A British smartphone to rival the iPhone?, Mothercare scraps yoga studios to put in play areas, 7-Eleven chain allegedly pays some staff in Australian stores just $10 per hour.

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Consumer confidence climbs in August

UK consumer confidence increased this month as consumers felt more upbeat about the economic situation and their personal finances.

Jimmy Choo reports increase in sales and profit

Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo has reported that like-for-like sales rose by 3.3% in the first half of its financial year.

Premium fashion brands join Gunwharf Quays

The Gunwharf Quays outlet centre in Portsmouth has signed up fashion brands Michael Kors and Hackett London.

John Lewis sales down 5.9% last week

John Lewis saw its sales drop by 5.9% year-on-year last week as the retailer battled against warmer weather and comparison with the run-up to the bank holiday weekend a year ago.

This year's Black Friday set to be UK’s first £1 billion online shopping day

Black Friday 2015 is set to be the UK’s first £1 billion online shopping day according to new research.

Sainsbury's to pay store staff above government's Living Wage

Sainsbury’s has increased the pay of its shop staff by 4% to take their hourly rate above the government's new National Living Wage.

Giles Deacon joins the ranks of Designers at Debenhams

Giles Deacon is set to join the ranks of Designers at Debenhams with a 26 piece collection for the department store’s Autumn/Winter 2015 Edition range.

Fossil Group appoints former eBay director to board

Fossil Group has appointed former eBay senior director Mauria Finley to its board of directors.

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