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John Lewis sales dip by 0.5% last week

John Lewis sales dipped by 0.5% year-on-year last week as the sunny weather on Saturday impacted footfall.
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Consumer confidence declines in May

Consumer confidence in the UK fell unexpectedly in May according to new figures.

Eden Park launches Harrods pop-up

Eden Park, official formalwear supplier of England Rugby, has launched a pop-up at the Harrods store at Heathrow Terminal 5 to showcase its Eden Park Rugby capsule collection.

Applegreen set for stock market float

Applegreen, the Irish petrol forecourt retailer, has announced plans to float on London’s Alternative Investment Market and the junior ESM market in Dublin.

B&M reports strong revenue growth

B&M European Value Retail has seen its full year group revenues grow by 29.5% to £1.65 billion as the company continues to expand its network of stores.

Checkout abandonment reaches record low

A new study has found that checkout abandonment rates for UK online retail sites fell to a record low of 26% in the first quarter of 2015.

Kingfisher hails 'solid' start to the year

Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q, has said it made a “solid” start to the new financial year as sales at its Screwfix chain climbed by 26.8%.

First former Co-operative Pharmacies relaunch as Well

Bestway Group has announced the opening of the first former Co-operative Pharmacy branches trading under the new brand name of Well.

Broadway Bradford signs up nine new retailers

Nine retailers have signed up to take space at the new The Broadway shopping centre in Bradford.

Retail solutions news

Think 'experience' not 'channel'

Consumers are driving unification of online and physical platforms and retailers must take their lead. Commentry by Raja Ray, Verifone.

Digitise as a matter of survival: Is your Store ready?

Technology takes over London next month as swarms of start-ups, industry champions and disruptive dreamers showcase the latest ways to better connect the world.
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