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Dunelm reports strong first quarter

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

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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.

Ladbrokes appoints chief marketing officer

Betting and gaming company Ladbrokes has confirmed that Kristof Fahy has been appointed as its chief marketing officer.

Quiz and Smiggle to join Maidstone's Fremlin Walk

The Fremlin Walk shopping centre in Maidstone has added two new brands to its retail line-up.

Argos launches same-day UK-wide home delivery service

Argos has launched a same day home delivery service across the UK that delivers customers’ orders to their homes up to 10pm, seven days a week, 364 days a year.

Conviviality completes acquisition of Matthew Clark

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality has completed its acquisition of Matthew Clark.

Sports Direct to buy remaining shares in Heatons chain

Sports Direct is to buy the remaining shares it does not already own in Irish department store chain, Heatons.

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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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