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John Lewis announces first judges for this year's JLAB

With just three days remaining until applications close for the John Lewis startup accelerator programme JLAB 2016, the retailer has announced details of the first two judges and mentors for the programme.

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Farfetch raises $110 million to fund Asia expansion

Fashion retailer Farfetch has raised $110 million in a new funding round as it looks to expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

WH Smith opens at Fiji's Nadi Airport

Book and stationery retailer WH Smith has opened its first airport store in the Fiji Islands at Nadi Airport.

The Pen Shop to open St Pancras store

Luxury pen and gift specialist The Pen Shop has chosen London’s St Pancras International rail station for the opening of its 20th shop.

BMO's Freshney Place to begin £4.2m redevelopment

Work on the £4.2 million expansion of Grimsby’s Freshney Place Shopping Centre is scheduled to begin next month.

ScS CFO Ron Turnbull steps down from board

ScS, the upholstered furniture and flooring retailer, has announced that chief financial officer Ron Turnbull will step down from the board today following a successful handover period with his successor.

Kering names new chief executive of Alexander McQueen

Luxury group Kering has appointed Emmanuel Gintzburger as chief executive of Alexander McQueen.

New study: price of groceries 40% cheaper than a year ago

Popular supermarket items have dropped in price by as much as 40% compared with a year ago according to new research by MySupermarket.co.uk.

Morrisons' first quarter like-for-like sales edge up 0.7%

Morrisons has reported a second consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth with sales excluding fuel edging up 0.7%. This is up from the 0.1% rise seen in the previous quarter.

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The Future of Supply Chain in an age of instant gratification

A good company can fundamentally change consumer attitudes and expectations. In the 90s Starbucks fundamentally reshaped the market for hot drinks, along with consumer perceptions of the value of a coffee. In the last few years, attitudes to fulfilment also...

Do retailers’ modern slavery statements go far enough?

Over the last few weeks, many UK retailers have published statements in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act. The new legislation, which came into force in October 2015, requires all businesses with an annual turnover of over £36m to details...
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