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Rethinking leadership development in the retail sector

Some of the best retail HR leaders are gearing up to speak at the Retail Bulletin’s HR Summit on 5 October. Over the next few days, we will be taking a look at the key issues speakers will be covering. First up are Ben Fletcher, managing director, and Melanie Steel, interim people change director, at Boots Opticians.

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BHS to relaunch as online operation

BHS is to relaunch in the UK as an online retailer with a range of lighting and home furnishing products.

Joules to join line-up at Victoria Gate

Lifestyle clothing brand Joules is to launch a store at the new Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds when it opens next month.

Nearly a quarter of online clothing purchases returned by shoppers

A new study has found that online shoppers return on average 2.2 items out of every 10 of their clothing purchases.

Amazon launches 'Handmade at Amazon' in UK

Online retail giant Amazon has launched Handmade at Amazon, a new store featuring thousands of handcrafted products sold by 1,000 makers from the UK and Europe.

Sunday Retail News Roundup

Twitter chiefs set to cash in after takeover, Co-op chief EU immigrants working in UK, Mr Co-operative wanted pay cut, Sports Direct growing void, Sorry Icelanders name is ours, BT rivals broadband battle, BHS reborn, Tesco pension black hole Polish...

Dave Forsey resigns as chief executive of Sports Direct

Sports Direct has announced that its chief executive Dave Forsey has resigned and will be replaced by the company’s founder Mike Ashley.

First retailers announced for Lincoln Cornhill Quarter’s £70 million redevelopment  

Established developer Lincolnshire Co-op has taken a significant step forward in the redevelopment of The Cornhill Quarter in Lincoln through the signing of three new retailers.

New code of practice launched for airport retailers

The Airport Operators Association and the UK Travel Retail Forum have launched a code of practice for airport retailers to ensure greater transparency on how customers benefit from the VAT relief concession for airport retailers.

Retail solutions news

SalaryFinance: a fintech company with social purpose

Household debt is at its highest since the 2008 crash, with middle and low-income earners hardest hit. The founders of SalaryFinance explain why consolidating employee debt at a low fixed rate and deducting it from payroll could make good sense...

Video reviews: retailers boost revenues by integrating user generated content

Charles Tyrwhitt, Heels.com and other global brands enjoy increased sales from video reviews as customers switch to visual content.
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