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John Lewis sales up 3.5% last week

John Lewis grew its sales by 3.5% year-on-year last week as trade was boosted by a strong online performance.

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Consumer confidence holds steady in February

Consumer confidence in the UK held steady in February as low inflation made people feel more confident about their financial situation.

Superdrug opens second new concept store

Superdrug has chosen Watford as the location of its second new health and wellbeing concept store. The move follows the launch of the first store in Banbury last year.

Sainsbury's fuel offer sees unleaded drop to under £1 per litre

Customers spending £30 or more in Sainsbury’s stores or online will qualify for 10p off per litre of fuel bought at the supermarket’s forecourts.

Intu unveils proposals for Broadmarsh centre redevelopment

Shopping centre operator Intu has unveiled proposals for a multi-million pound redevelopment of Nottingham’s Intu Broadmarsh centre as part of a formal public consultation process.

Thomson opens new concept store at Gateshead's Metro Centre

Thomson has opened its newest Holiday Design Store in Gateshead’s Metro Centre.

Middleton Shopping Centre appoints new manager

The Middleton Shopping Centre has named Paddy Mellon as its new centre manager.

When was your last great experience as a customer?

When was the last time you interacted with a brand and came away from the experience feeling really good – as if they really understood you and appreciated you as a customer? Commentary by Alistair Niederer CEO Teleperformance UK

Bargain Booze owner signs franchise agreement with Jonathan James

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality Retail has embarked on a ten year franchise agreement with Jonathan James, the former chairman of the Association of Convenience Stores.

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