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McColl's first half profits up 8.1%

Newsagent and convenience chain McColl's has seen its pre-tax profit rise by 8.1% to £8.2 million in the first half of its financial year.

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Tesco teams up with Holland & Barrett in pilot health & wellbeing partnership

Tesco has teamed up Holland & Barrett to introduce a health and wellbeing ‘store in store’ format in a number of Tesco stores across the UK.

John Lewis sales suffer in heatwave

John Lewis saw its sales fall by 4.3% year-on-year last week as the UK basked in the heatwave and footfall declined in its stores.

The Grafton Centre appoints new centre manager

The Grafton Centre in Cambridge has appointed Russell Hall as its new centre manager.

Selfridges launches social media shopping app

The Selfridges department store has launched its first social-media friendly shoppable app.

Grocery market fails to feel impact of Brexit on prices or volume sales

New figures on the grocery market show slow growth for the supermarket sector in the 12 weeks to 17 July. The figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal that sales were up 0.1% compared to the corresponding period last year.

High Street TV appoints marketing director

High Street TV, the multi-channel DRTV home shopping channel, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Francesca Woodward as its new marketing director.

Amazon partners with UK government to test delivery drones

Amazon is partnering with the government to test the various technologies that may one day make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality.

Dyson and Eurostar launch immersive brand experiences at Bluewater

The Bluewater shopping destination has seen the launch of immersive brand experiences by technology company Dyson and international train operator Eurostar.

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John Lewis’s click and collect service increases with Zebra by 30%

The combination of M-Netics software and Zebra handheld scanners has enabled John Lewis to expand its click and collect capacity by 30%.

How luxury brands are improving consumer buying experiences by Nimbus & The Fine Bedding Company

It’s increasingly important that luxury brands support retailers by making the consumer aware of their products’ points of difference. This is especially true in the complicated world of filled bedding where there are so many variations for consumers to including...
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