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IKEA reports strong sales growth in UK

Home furnishing giant IKEA saw its total UK sales increase by 11.3% to £1.57 billion in the year to 31 August.

Latest retail news headlines grows revenue but swings to loss in first half

Online domestic appliance retailer AO World grew its revenue by 21.7% to £264.3 million in the six months to 30 September.

Pets at Home enjoys increase in sales and profits

Pets at Home has reported that its pre-tax profit rose by 11.8% to £45.2 million in the first half of its financial year.

Kingfisher boosted by buoyant UK sales

Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q and Screwfix, increased its like-for-like sales by 2.6% in its third quarter as its performance was boosted by 4.6% like-for-like sales growth in the UK and Ireland. adds home furnishings range has extended its home improvements offering by adding rugs, blinds and curtains to the site.

Processed meat cancer scare impacts sales of bacon and sausages

New figures have shown that sales of pre-packed sausages and bacon have fallen following the publication of a report by the World Health Organisation stating that processed meats can cause cancer.

Bonmarché reports 'satisfactory' first half performance

Women's fashion retailer Bonmarché saw its total revenue increase by 6.5% to £97 million in the first half of its financial year.

Marks & Spencer adapting to the challenges

As traditional retailers face a multitude of challenges from rapid online growth they should continue to recognise that their store bases remain their most valuable assets and should be leveraged to maximum benefit. By Glynn Davis in Munich

Kiko Milano one of six new lettings at Cribbs Causeway

Italian make-up and cosmetics brand Kiko Milano has become one of six brands to sign up to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway in recent weeks.

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