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John Lewis sales up 7.6% last week

John Lewis increased its sales by 7.6% year-on-year last week as trade was boosted by a strong week online and competitive price matching activity.

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Marks & Spencer reshuffles its board

Marks & Spencer has reshuffled its board following the departure of senior independent director Jan du Plessis who has stepped down after serving on the board since 2008.

DFS shares priced at lower end of range for stock market debut

Sofa retailer DFS has priced its shares towards the lower end of its pre-set range as it makes its debut on the London Stock Exchange today.

New Look to open flagship store at east Oxford Street

New Look is to open a flagship store at the eastern end of London’s Oxford Street.

Kurt Geiger to join Intu Lakeside

Premium shoe brand Kurt Geiger is to join Intu Lakeside’s mix of luxury retailers by opening a 1,600 square foot store.

Farfetch raises $86m to fund international expansion

Farfetch, the online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques, has raised US$86 million from investment firm DST Global and existing shareholders. This new funding values the company at US$1 billion.

Budget partners with Tesco to offer London shoppers convenient car hire

Two new Tesco stores to offer car hire for weekend getaways

Miriam Lahage joins Navabi as chief merchant

The former NET-A-PORTER executive will head up the online retailer’s buying and merchandising departments.

Tesco appoints Byron Grote as non-exec director

Tesco has announced that Byron Grote will be joining its board as a non-executive director.

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