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Sainsbury’s creates 480 digital and technology jobs

Sainsbury’s is strengthening its in-house digital and technology capabilities by creating 480 specialist jobs in London and Coventry.

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Asos half year profit down 10%

Online fashion retailer Asos has reported a 10% fall in pre-tax profit following price cuts and investments in its infrastructure.

LloydsPharmacy opens second Betterlife store

LloydsPharmacy has opened its second Betterlife store as it continues with its expansion plans.

Hamleys opens largest toy shop in Europe

Hamleys has opened Europe's largest toy shop in Moscow.

Vision Express launches charitable foundation

Vision Express has announced partnerships with six sight-related charities across the UK and Ireland which will comprise its charitable foundation.

Retail footfall set to rise by 4.7% over Easter weekend

Retail footfall is set to increase by 4.7% year-on-year over the long Easter weekend according to figures released by Springboard.

Kingfisher to close 60 B&Q stores in the UK

Kingfisher has announced that it is to close around 60 underperforming B&Q stores across the UK as part of new chief executive Véronique Laury’s plans to shake-up the business.

NBTY Europe to rebrand 167 stores in The Netherlands as Holland & Barrett

Holland & Barrett owner NBTY Europe is re-branding its De Tuinen and Essenza chains in The Netherlands to Holland & Barrett stores.

Net-a-Porter to merge with Yoox

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter is to merge with Italian online retail group Yoox.

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Greggs and Pret a Manger are UK’s most desired coffee shops

A national survey by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions, reveals that consumers’ rate Greggs and Pret a Manger as providing the best coffee experiences, followed by competitors Caffè Nero, Costa Coffee and Starbucks.

Pret a Manger tops consumer poll

Pret a Manger Tops Consumer Polls as the UK’s Healthiest, Fastest and Quality Food Outlet Market Force Information Research Reveals Strong Competition for Consumer Loyalty amongst Nando’s, Frankie and Benny’s, Bella Italia and PizzaExpress
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