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John Lewis to launch new finance brand

John Lewis has announced plans to launch a new 'John Lewis Finance' brand which will encompass the company's growing range of financial services products.

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Like-for-like sales at major rail stations rise for 17th successive quarter

Retail sales at Network Rail managed stations have risen for a 17th successive quarter as 204 million people passed through the stations between April and June this year.

Moss Bros reports surge in profits

Men's formalwear retailer Moss Bros has reported a surge in half year profit as it continues to build equity in its brand.

Lidl UK pledges to cease the sale of single-use plastic carrier bags

Lidl UK has pledged to remove single-use plastic carrier bags from sale across all stores in England, Scotland and Wales from 1 July 2017.

Sainsbury's like-for-likes down 1.1% as food prices continue to fall

Sainsbury’s saw its like-for-like sales edge down 1.1% excluding fuel in its second quarter as the supermarket struggled against food price deflation.

Rethinking leadership development in the retail sector

Some of the best retail HR leaders are gearing up to speak at the Retail Bulletin’s HR Summit on 5 October. Over the next few days, we will be taking a look at the key issues speakers will be First...

John Lewis sales down 4.7% last week

Department store chain John Lewis saw its sales drop by 4.7% year-on-year last week as the unseasonably warm weather continued.

Pets at Home hires Mike Iddon as CFO

Pets at Home has appointed Mike Iddon as group chief financial officer.

GAME announces sale and leaseback of UK head office and distribution facility

GAME Digital has exchanged contracts with Portsmouth Estates Developments for the sale of the freehold property interests of its distribution centre and head office buildings in Basingstoke and the immediate leaseback of both premises.

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SalaryFinance: a fintech company with social purpose

Household debt is at its highest since the 2008 crash, with middle and low-income earners hardest hit. The founders of SalaryFinance explain why consolidating employee debt at a low fixed rate and deducting it from payroll could make good sense...

Video reviews: retailers boost revenues by integrating user generated content

Charles Tyrwhitt, Heels.com and other global brands enjoy increased sales from video reviews as customers switch to visual content.
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