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Kingfisher makes 'solid' start to the year

Kingfisher, the owner of the B&Q DIY chain, has said it made a “solid” start to the year after like-for-like sales increased by 6.2% in the UK and Ireland in its first quarter.

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Card Factory revenues up 6.5%

Greeting cards retailer Card Factory saw its total sales climb by 6.5% in its first quarter although footfall was down in its stores.

Topps Tiles delivers 'robust' first half performance

Tile specialist Topps Tiles has reported that like-for-like sales grew by 4.7% in the first half of its financial year as revenue rose by 3.8% to £108 million.

Urban Decay opens first store outside of London at Sheffield's Meadowhall

L’Oréal-owned cosmetics brand Urban Decay has opened its first standalone store outside London at Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre.

European grocery prices rise at slowest pace for six years

New research has shown that the price of grocery items rose at its slowest pace across Europe in six years in the first quarter of 2016.

DFS chooses Intu Bromley for second small format store

DFS has chosen the Intu Bromley shopping centre as the location for its second small format store as it looks to target affluent customers in one of London’s largest shopping destinations.

Co-op to give £100m a year back to members and communities with relaunch of membership

The Co-operative Group has announced a new membership benefits initiative which will include the UK’s biggest mutual handing back more than £100 million a year to its members and their communities.

Richemont reports full year sales growth but trade slows in April

Luxury group Richemont grew its sales by 6% to £11.1 billion in the year to 31 March as growth in Europe, the Middle East, Americas and Japan was offset by weaker trading in the Asia Pacific region.

Tesla speeds into Bluewater

Premium electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has opened a new store at the Bluewater shopping centre.

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