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Greggs reports better than expected sales

Bakery chain Greggs has said it traded well in its third quarter with like-for-like sales climbing slightly ahead of expectations at 4.9%.

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London's West End to generate extra £2.45bn in revenue each year after Crossrail launch

London’s West End is expected to generate an additional £2.45 billion a year in revenue after the launch of Crossrail.

Alison Loehnis promoted to chief executive of Net-a-Porter

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter Group has promoted Alison Loehnis to the role of chief executive following founder and president Natalie Massenet’s departure earlier this year.

Ted Baker achieves strong first half growth

Fashion retailer Ted Baker saw its retail sales climb by 20.1% to £168.2 million in the first half of its financial year.

Brait ups stake in Iceland Foods

South African investment firm Brait has agreed to acquire an additional 38% of Iceland Foods from Lord Kirkham and The Landmark Group to increase its total shareholding in the company to 57%.

Intu to benefit from special Student Nights

Shopping centre operator Intu is hosting a range of special student nights as it looks to attract over 100,000 students to its centres across the UK.

New retail models needed

Netto's recent return to the UK through a joint-venture with Sainsbury's was made possible at significantly reduced costs because of a re-platforming the discounter's owner had made to prepare it for future digital developments. By Glynn Davis in Madrid.

Fatface unveils plans for new distribution centre

Lifestyle clothing brand, Fatface, has revealed that it is in advanced negotiations with Portsmouth City Council to acquire a new distribution centre in Havant.

The Mailbox set to unveil new Urban Room

The Mailbox, Birmingham’s luxury shopping destination, will unveil the next phase of its transformation later this month.

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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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