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New figures: quarter following Brexit vote sees strongest online sales growth since Q1 2014

New figures have revealed that online sales grew by 16% year-on-year in September despite the warmer weather presenting a challenge for fashion retailers promoting their autumn and winter ranges.

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Susanne Given appointed as non-exec chair of Push Doctor

Susanne Given, the former chief operating officer of SuperGroup, has been appointed as a non-executive chair of digital doctor service Push Doctor as it looks to stage its biggest phase of growth to date.

Carnaby and the V&A embark on Christmas collaboration

London’s Carnaby shopping district is collaborating with the V&A Museum to create this year’s Carnaby Christmas installations.

Rockar's fashion industry inspired Jaguar Land Rover store opens at Westfield Stratford

Rockar has launched its new Jaguar Land Rover store at the Westfield Stratford shopping centre.

Nordic Bakery and Bread Ahead rise at Seven Dials

Shaftesbury has announced that Scandinavian bakery and coffee shop, Nordic Bakery, is to take a 928 square foot site in London’s Neal Street.

CitySprint to recruit 200 couriers ahead of peak

CitySprint, the same day courier company, has announced it is looking to take on more than two hundred additional couriers in the run up to the festive season.

John Lewis sales up 8.5% last week as cooler weather boosts trade

John Lewis increased its sales by 8.5% year-on-year last week as the ongoing cooler weather meant that customers were firmly in the autumn buying mode.

Hotel Chocolat sees surge in pre-tax profit

Chocolatier Hotel Chocolat grew its pre-tax profit before exceptional items by 181% to £8.2 million in the year to 26 June.

Travis Perkins reports strong sales uplift at consumer division

Travis Perkins saw its third quarter sales grow by 9.1% at its consumer division which includes Wickes and Toolstation. On a like-for-like basis sales were up by 6.3%.

Retail solutions news

Maginus Joins UKWA to lead technology advisory board for UK warehousing industry

Maginus, a leading provider of multichannel retail solutions, has joined the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) and been invited to develop and lead a Technology Advisory Board to help establish a best-practice guide for the industry.

Security label research puts Checkpoint at top of the class

TUV Rheinland verified results show Checkpoint Systems’ RF labels outperform competitor products across the board
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