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JD Sports full year profits boosted by sport fascias

Sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion has increased its full year pre-tax profits by 5% to £57.9 million after its core sports fascias delivered a year of "substantial" progress.

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Debenhams refocuses promotional strategy after drop in first half profits

Debenhams has said it is to refocus its promotional strategy following a challenging first half when profits dropped by 24.5%.

Albemarle & Bond rescue saves 628 jobs

Pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond has been bought out of administration by an international investor group led by Promethean Investments. The deal will save over 77% of the firm’s workforce.

March retail sales down 1.7%

Retail sales fell 1.7% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis in March as figures were distorted by unfavourable comparisons due to the late timing of Easter this year. On a total basis, sales edged down 0.3%.

Nisa campaign signals major brand investment

Symbol group Nisa is investing over £1.5 million in the launch of a new national brand campaign as it looks to benefit from this year’s bumper summer of sport.

Levi Strauss appoints Marc Rosen to head up global e-commerce

Levi Strauss & Co has recruited Walmart executive Marc Rosen as executive vice president and president of global e-commerce.

Argos appoints marketing agency to support own brand offer

Multi-channel retailer Argos has appointed marketing network The House Worldwide to develop above-the-line campaigns to support growth in its own brand business.

Many myths surround loyalty programmes that mask their advantages

Plastic cards and paper vouchers will remain important elements of loyalty programmes, according to GI Insight, that believes they will not be universally replaced by digital alternatives any time soon. By Glynn Davis

Tesco unveils plans to open F&F franchise stores in the US

Tesco has unveiled plans to open its first F&F franchise stores in the US as it continues with its plans to become a global brand for affordable fashion.

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