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John Lewis sales up 7.6% last week

John Lewis increased its sales by 7.6% year-on-year last week as trade was boosted by a strong week online and competitive price matching activity.

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Marks & Spencer reshuffles its board

Marks & Spencer has reshuffled its board following the departure of senior independent director Jan du Plessis who has stepped down after serving on the board since 2008.

New Look to open flagship store at east Oxford Street

New Look is to open a flagship store at the eastern end of London’s Oxford Street.

DFS shares priced at lower end of range for stock market debut

Sofa retailer DFS has priced its shares towards the lower end of its range as it makes its debut on the London Stock Exchange today.

Kurt Geiger to join Intu Lakeside

Premium shoe brand Kurt Geiger is to join Intu Lakeside’s mix of luxury retailers by opening a 1,600 square foot store.

Lidl hires Michelin starred chef Kevin Love

Discount supermarket Lidl has hired Kevin Love, the former head chef at Heston Blumenthal's multi-award winning pub The Hinds Head, as its executive chef.

Agent Provocateur opens L'Agent store at London's Spitalfields

Lingerie brand Agent Provocateur has opened its first European store for its L’Agent diffusion line at London’s Old Spitalfields Market.

Farfetch raises $86m to fund international expansion

Farfetch, the online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques, has raised US$86 million from investment firm DST Global and existing shareholders. This new funding values the company at US$1 billion.

Budget partners with Tesco to offer London shoppers convenient car hire

Two new Tesco stores to offer car hire for weekend getaways

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Cegid launches omnichannel retail management solution at RBTE

Yourcegid Retail Y2 designed to meet the needs of the ‘connect consumer'

New free of charge digital receipting service from Star Micronics

Send copies of printed receipts direct to the cloud via secure Microsoft Azure Cluster
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