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Dobbies names Andrew Bracey as new chairman

The Dobbies garden centre chain has appointed Andrew Bracey as its new chairman.

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John Lewis to recruit over 3,500 temporary staff for festive season

The John Lewis department store chain is to recruit over 3,500 temporary staff members to fill roles across the retail and distribution arms of its business ahead of the busy Christmas trading period.

Comment: Government’s plans to combat child obesity not just pie in the sky

While the initial public reaction to the government's announcement last week has been hostile, with claims it has not gone far enough, there is more for retailers and food manufacturers to consider than first meets the eye.

UK home décor market set to outperform Brexit-hit home retail sales

New research is predicting that the UK home décor market is set to outperform all other sectors and account for 12.1% of the homewares market by 2021.

Jimmy Choo reports 'excellent' first half performance

Luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo saw its revenues rise by 9.2% at reported currency and by 3.8% at constant currency in the six months to end June.

Mothercare's Mark Newton-Jones to join IKEA parent company board

IKEA has announced that Mothercare chief executive Mark Newton-Jones has been proposed as a new board member for INGKA Holding B.V. Supervisory Board, the parent company of IKEA Group.

Superdrug and Outfit to join Flemingate line-up

Beverley’s Flemingate retail and leisure destination has revealed that Superdrug is to open a 4,000 square foot store at the scheme while fashion retailer Outfit will also join the line-up with a 13,000 square foot shop.

The Body Shop to enter Chile

The Body Shop is to launch in its 66th global market this month by opening a store at the Plaza Egaña Mall in Santiago.

John Lewis announces £9 million beauty investment

John Lewis is to invest £9 million in revamping its beauty halls in several branches. This will include the introduction of new brands as part of plans to grow its beauty business.

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It takes two; a customer experience measurement strategy

World class multi-location brands leverage several measures to understand individual store performance.

John Lewis’s click and collect service increases with Zebra by 30%

The combination of M-Netics software and Zebra handheld scanners has enabled John Lewis to expand its click and collect capacity by 30%.
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