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Consumer confidence climbs in August

UK consumer confidence increased this month as consumers felt more upbeat about the economic situation and their personal finances.

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Premium fashion brands join Gunwharf Quays

The Gunwharf Quays outlet centre in Portsmouth has signed up fashion brands Michael Kors and Hackett London.

John Lewis sales down 5.9% last week

John Lewis saw its sales drop by 5.9% year-on-year last week as the retailer battled against warmer weather and comparison with the run-up to the bank holiday weekend a year ago.

Sainsbury's to pay store staff above government's Living Wage

Sainsbury’s has increased the pay of its shop staff by 4% to take their hourly rate above the government's new National Living Wage.

Giles Deacon joins the ranks of Designers at Debenhams

Giles Deacon is set to join the ranks of Designers at Debenhams with a 26 piece collection for the department store’s Autumn/Winter 2015 Edition range.

Fossil Group appoints former eBay director to board

Fossil Group has appointed former eBay senior director Mauria Finley to its board of directors.

Amazon to deliver fresh food items within an hour in Seattle

Amazon has begun delivering fresh food items to customers within an hour in the Seattle area in the US.

Clarks and Carluccio's to arrive at Gloucester Quays

Footwear retailer Clarks and the Italian restaurant group Carluccio’s are set to become the latest brands to open at the expanding Gloucester Quays Outlet.

Footfall predicted to rise by 4.7% over the Bank Holiday weekend

New figures have shown that footfall is set to increase by 4.7% across UK high streets, shopping centres and retail parks over the upcoming three day Bank Holiday weekend.

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