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John Lewis sales up 3.4% last week

Sales were up 3.4% year-on-year last week at John Lewis despite an unseasonably mild start to October.

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Gunwharf Quays appoints senior marketing team

The Gunwharf Quays outlet centre in Portsmouth has appointed a new senior marketing team.

John Lewis to open new store in Cheltenham

John Lewis is to open a new department store in Cheltenham in 2017.

Amazon to hire 19,000 seasonal workers as Christmas approaches

Amazon is to hire 19,000 people in seasonal roles within its fulfilment and customer service centres over this year’s busy Christmas period.

Boots highest ranking retailer in annual table of best school leaver employers

Health and beauty retailer Boots has become the highest-ranking retailer in RateMyApprenticeship's annual table of the Top 60 Employers for apprenticeships and school leaver programmes.

Dunelm reports strong first quarter

Homewares retailer Dunelm saw its like-for-like sales climb by 5.5% in its first quarter.

UK shop vacancy rate drops to five year low

The UK’s shop vacancy rate fell to 12.9% in September which is the lowest level since April 2010.

Marks & Spencer teams up with Livia Firth to highlight its sustainable fashion credentials

Marks & Spencer has teamed up with sustainable brand expert and campaigner Livia Firth and her consultancy Eco-Age to highlight sustainable fashion.

DFS posts increase in full year sales and profit

Furniture retailer DFS has seen its full year pre-tax profit rise to £10.7 million from £3.6 million in the previous year.

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Q & A with Kevin Waterhouse

Over recent years, VCA has achieved significant success promoting its analytics as an OEM edge based solution, which can be incorporated into other manufacturers’ IP cameras and devices.

Comment: the right credentials?

Online fulfilment has become something of a gold rush in the past couple of years. But the sector is attracting companies that lack the expertise or infrastructure to undertake the services they claim to offer... by Mark Elward of Fulfilment...
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