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Retail footfall set to rise by 4.7% over Easter weekend

Retail footfall is set to increase by 4.7% year-on-year over the long Easter weekend according to figures released by Springboard.

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Kingfisher to close 60 B&Q stores in the UK

Kingfisher has announced that it is to close around 60 underperforming B&Q stores across the UK as part of new chief executive Véronique Laury’s plans to shake-up the business.

NBTY Europe to rebrand 167 stores in The Netherlands as Holland & Barrett

Holland & Barrett owner NBTY Europe is re-branding its De Tuinen and Essenza chains in The Netherlands to Holland & Barrett stores.

Net-a-Porter to merge with Yoox

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter is to merge with Italian online retail group Yoox.

Findel full year sales up 2.7%

Home shopping specialist Findel has reported that group sales rose by 2.7% in the year to 27 March following strong growth at its Express Gifts business.

Shaftesbury incubates new dining concepts at London's Seven Dials

Shaftesbury has announced that café brand 26 Grains has chosen the Seven Dials shopping district in London for its first permanent location.

Nisa staff donate £65k to charities

Symbol group Nisa Retail has donated £65,000 to over 100 worthy causes and charities based in Scunthorpe and the surrounding areas.

Lyle & Scott introduces beacon technology at its flagship Carnaby Street store

Knitwear brand Lyle & Scott has introduced beacon technology at its flagship store in London’s Carnaby Street.

Dobbies delivers best performing garden centre website in Q1 ahead of Easter peak

Dobbies topped the table of the best performing websites in the garden centre category that places it in a healthy position as it hits the peak period of the year, according to the latest quarterly testing undertaken by specialist By...

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Greggs and Pret a Manger are UK’s most desired coffee shops

A national survey by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions, reveals that consumers’ rate Greggs and Pret a Manger as providing the best coffee experiences, followed by competitors Caffè Nero, Costa Coffee and Starbucks.

Pret a Manger tops consumer poll

Pret a Manger Tops Consumer Polls as the UK’s Healthiest, Fastest and Quality Food Outlet Market Force Information Research Reveals Strong Competition for Consumer Loyalty amongst Nando’s, Frankie and Benny’s, Bella Italia and PizzaExpress
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