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Sainsbury's like-for-likes down 1.1% as food prices continue to fall

Sainsbury’s saw its like-for-like sales edge down 1.1% excluding fuel in its second quarter as the supermarket struggled against food price deflation.

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Rethinking leadership development in the retail sector

Some of the best retail HR leaders are gearing up to speak at the Retail Bulletin’s HR Summit on 5 October. Over the next few days, we will be taking a look at the key issues speakers will be First...

John Lewis sales down 4.7% last week

Department store chain John Lewis saw its sales drop by 4.7% year-on-year last week as the unseasonably warm weather continued.

Pets at Home hires Mike Iddon as CFO

Pets at Home has appointed Mike Iddon as group chief financial officer.

GAME announces sale and leaseback of UK head office and distribution facility

GAME Digital has exchanged contracts with Portsmouth Estates Developments for the sale of the freehold property interests of its distribution centre and head office buildings in Basingstoke and the immediate leaseback of both premises.

Cath Kidston increases shopping centre presence

Shopping centre owner Intu will help launch Cath Kidston’s 14th shopping centre store next month.

Card Factory grows sales and profits despite softer footfall

Greeting cards retailer Card Factory has grown its first half sales and profits despite softer footfall impacting trade from its stores.

Boohoo reports strong growth in sales and profits

Online fashion retailer Boohoo.com has upped its full year sales guidance after reporting that revenue grew by 40% to £127.3 million in the first half of its financial year.

Sainsbury's to trial one-hour delivery by cycle

Sainsbury’s is preparing to trial a cycle delivery service with hundreds of thousands of customers living in Central London via its IOS Chop Chop App.

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SalaryFinance: a fintech company with social purpose

Household debt is at its highest since the 2008 crash, with middle and low-income earners hardest hit. The founders of SalaryFinance explain why consolidating employee debt at a low fixed rate and deducting it from payroll could make good sense...

Video reviews: retailers boost revenues by integrating user generated content

Charles Tyrwhitt, Heels.com and other global brands enjoy increased sales from video reviews as customers switch to visual content.
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