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McColl's total sales up but like-for-likes fall in third quarter

Newsagent and convenience chain McColl’s has reported that total sales rose by 3% in its third quarter although like-for-like sales declined by 2.3%.

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CMA clears Booker's acquisition of Londis and Budgens

The Competition & Markets Authority has cleared the proposed acquisition by Booker Group of the Londis and Budgens supermarket chains.

Uniqlo owner launches new company to advance digital innovation

Fast Retailing, the Japanese company behind the Uniqlo clothing stores, has embarked on a joint venture with Accenture Japan to launch a new company to advance the firm’s digital innovation.

John Lewis launches student placement schemes

The John Lewis Partnership has announced details of five industrial placement schemes for students taking a year out from university to gain work experience in the retail sector.

Half of shoppers identify a lack of in-store staff as a barrier to making a final purchase

A new study has found that 50% of shoppers feel a lack of in-store staff is impacting on their final decision to make a purchase.

Like-for-like sales at Halfords down 1.3% in second quarter

Halfords saw its retail like-for-like revenue edge down 1.3% in its second quarter as the company suffered a fall in sales in its cycling category.

ASOS chief executive Nick Robertson steps down

Online fashion retailer ASOS has announced that its chief executive Nick Robertson has stood down 15 years after founding the business.

Notonthehighstreet launches regional campaign

Curated online marketplace Notonthehighstreet.com has launched a cross-channel campaign in the North West of England as it looks to drive customer acquisition in the region.

Thomas Sabo chooses Intu Eldon Square for first store in North East

Thomas Sabo is to open its first store in the North East at Newcastle’s Intu Eldon Square.

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Every retailer can deploy the 'Power of Personalisation' with these steps

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Innovation in retail – five innovative retail marketing strategies

Retail marketing is in a state of flux. Commentary by Andrew Saville, Experian Marketing Services UK.
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