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A strong end to clearance for John Lewis

John Lewis said the last days of clearance helped it to achieve strong trading across all of its directorates last week with sales closing up 10.2% on last year.

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Greek crisis dents UK consumer confidence in July

Consumer confidence in the UK has fallen this month according to new figures.

JD's like-for-like sales ahead of forecasts

Sportswear retailer JD Sports has reported a continuing strong performance with like-for-like sales remaining in excess of management forecasts.

COS to open four US stores later this year

Fashion retailer COS is to expand further in the US with the opening of four new stores later this year.

Jimmy Choo names new non-exec directors

Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo has appointed Meribeth Parker as an independent non-executive director.

Tesco to end ‘unexpected item in the bagging area’

Tesco is to introduce a brand new audio voice to its self-service and 'scan as you shop' checkouts following feedback from customers.

AO World promotes Mark Higgins to chief financial officer role

Domestic appliance retailer AO World has promoted Mark Higgins to the role of chief financial officer.

Sainsbury's to sell its in-store pharmacies to Celesio

Sainsbury’s is to sell its in-store pharmacies to LloydsPharmacy owner, Celesio, for £125 million.

Bonmarché makes 'solid' start to financial year

Bonmarché has said it made a “solid” start to its financial year as like-for like sales edged down 0.7% in its first quarter. This was an improvement on the previous quarter when like-for-like sales slipped by 3.3%.

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Yodel records highest customer satisfaction to date

Independent parcel carrier Yodel has recorded the highest levels of customer satisfaction to date, according to the latest Have Your Say results from leading insight organisation eDigitalResearch.

Creed Foodservice boosts performance: case study from BCP

Foodservice distributor Creed Foodservice is realising major performance improvements following a £175,000 investment in Accord® Voice Directed WMS from supply chain software and warehouse management systems specialist BCP.
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