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Grocery market fails to feel impact of Brexit on prices or volume sales

New figures on the grocery market show slow growth for the supermarket sector in the 12 weeks to 17 July. The figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal that sales were up 0.1% compared to the corresponding period last year.

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High Street TV appoints marketing director

High Street TV, the multi-channel DRTV home shopping channel, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Francesca Woodward as its new marketing director.

Amazon partners with UK government to test delivery drones

Amazon is partnering with the government to test the various technologies that may one day make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality.

Dyson and Eurostar launch immersive brand experiences at Bluewater

The Bluewater shopping destination has seen the launch of immersive brand experiences by technology company Dyson and international train operator Eurostar.

Number of planning applications for new shops drops by 9% in one year

New research has revealed that the number of applications to develop new retail stores has fallen 9% in the past year to 6,700.

LVMH sells Donna Karan to G-III Apparel

Luxury group LVMH has agreed to sell its Donna Karan International fashion brand to G-III Apparel Group in a $650 million deal.

James Hall acquires North East Convenience Stores chain

James Hall, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has acquired the North East Convenience Stores chain.

WH Smith enters Norwegian market with airport store

WH Smith, the news, book and convenience retailer, has entered the Norwegian market by partnering with food and beverage specialist SSP to open a store at Stavanger airport under a franchise agreement.

Mothercare non-exec director steps down

Mothercare has announced that its non-executive director Angela Brav has taken the decision to step down from the board with immediate effect.

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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%.

How luxury brands are improving consumer buying experiences by Nimbus & The Fine Bedding Company

It’s increasingly important that luxury brands support retailers by making the consumer aware of their products’ points of difference. This is especially true in the complicated world of filled bedding where there are so many variations for consumers to including...
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