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Kingfisher's acquisition of Mr Bricolage will not proceed

Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q and Screwfix, has confirmed that its proposed deal to buy French DIY retailer Mr Bricolage will not be proceeding.

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Signet's UK division post strong like-for-like sales growth

Signet, the owner of H Samuel and Ernest Jones, has reported its highest UK fourth-quarter like-for-like sales increase in 13 years.

Plans unveiled for new Sheffield retail scheme

Sheffield City Council has unveiled plans to transform the heart of Sheffield city centre with a new £480 million retail led scheme.

Royal Mail launches 'Nominate a Neighbour' scheme for deliveries

Royal Mail is rolling out a new scheme where customers can nominate a neighbour to receive their parcels.

Sales at Liverpool ONE rise by 15%

The Liverpool ONE shopping centre has seen a 15% increase in year-to-date sales compared to the same period in 2014 following new additions to its retail line-up.

Sunday Retail News Roundup

Sleepy food giants must wake up or be gobbled up, Cotswold Outdoor limbers up for Evans Cycles, M&S to reverse 15 quarters of falling clothing sales, Bond plans to Pep up fashion for mums, Italians ready to snap up Net-A-Porter...

Habitat launches new concept store

Habitat has launched its 35th and largest new mini Habitat store to date at the Homebase store in Chichester.

John Lewis sales down 1.4% last week

John Lewis saw its sales dip by 1.4% year-on-year last week despite a good performance from seasonal assortments.

Intu to roll out free phone charging across its shopping centres

Intu is to install free-to-use, secure, phone chargers at all of its UK shopping centres after a trial showed that the service increased customer dwell time.

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Greggs and Pret a Manger are UK’s most desired coffee shops

A national survey by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions, reveals that consumers’ rate Greggs and Pret a Manger as providing the best coffee experiences, followed by competitors Caffè Nero, Costa Coffee and Starbucks.

Pret a Manger tops consumer poll

Pret a Manger Tops Consumer Polls as the UK’s Healthiest, Fastest and Quality Food Outlet Market Force Information Research Reveals Strong Competition for Consumer Loyalty amongst Nando’s, Frankie and Benny’s, Bella Italia and PizzaExpress
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