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James Hall acquires North East Convenience Stores chain

James Hall, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has acquired the North East Convenience Stores chain.

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WH Smith enters Norwegian market with airport store

WH Smith, the news, book and convenience retailer, has entered the Norwegian market by partnering with food and beverage specialist SSP to open a store at Stavanger airport under a franchise agreement.

Mothercare non-exec director steps down

Mothercare has announced that its non-executive director Angela Brav has taken the decision to step down from the board with immediate effect.

New operations manager steps up at Charles Clinkard

Footwear retailer Charles Clinkard has appointed Richard Dawson as branch operations manager for its southern region. In his new role, Dawson will oversee 18 stores including retail shops, outlets and a concession unit.

Kit and Ace opens Seven Dials store

International technical apparel brand Kit and Ace has officially launched on Monmouth Street in London’s Seven Dials district.

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Sainsbury’s to create 900 jobs at new online fulfilment centre and also trials same day delivery

Sainsbury’s is to create 900 jobs at its new online fulfilment centre in Bromley-by-Bow in east London. The supermarket has also announced plans to trial same day online grocery deliveries at three stores in London and the South East.

Shop Direct continues big data drive with customer intelligence director hire

Shop Direct, the owner of and, has made its third data-focused senior appointment in under a month by appointing McKinsey & Company junior partner Assi Gol to lead its customer intelligence teams.

Centre:mk unveils futuristic international festival

Hermes Investment Management has launched a series of interactive art installations at its Centre:mk shopping centre in Milton Keynes.

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John Lewis’s click and collect service increases with Zebra by 30%

The combination of M-Netics software and Zebra handheld scanners has enabled John Lewis to expand its click and collect capacity by 30%.

How luxury brands are improving consumer buying experiences by Nimbus & The Fine Bedding Company

It’s increasingly important that luxury brands support retailers by making the consumer aware of their products’ points of difference. This is especially true in the complicated world of filled bedding where there are so many variations for consumers to including...
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