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Sainsbury's trials 'slow shopping' concept

Sainsbury’s is trialling a new concept called Slow Shopping in its Gosforth store to help elderly customers and those with disabilities.

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Long Tall Sally acquired by TriStyle

Long Tall Sally, the tall women's specialist fashion chain, has been sold by Amery Capital in a deal valued at circa £30 million.

Carnival spirit arrives at Liverpool ONE

Following Britain’s success in the Rio Olympics, Liverpool ONE held a special carnival over the bank holiday weekend with a Brazilian themed parade.

Bank holiday footfall down in shops as consumers visited retail destinations outside shopping hours

Figures have shown that retail destinations saw a 4.1% drop in footfall this August Bank Holiday weekend when compared with the same weekend in 2015.

Newport's Kingsway Centre signs up raft of new brands

The Kingsway Centre in Newport has made five new signings as it reports that footfall has increased by 15% since 2014.

Sunday Retail News Roundup

Buyout barons French Connection bid, BHS fresh questions, Lloyds Banking Group chief new allegations, Sports Direct investors revolt, BT boss tells rivals, Whittard brews up solid progress, Virgin Media more network expansion, After BHS closes.

Dobbies names Andrew Bracey as new chairman

The Dobbies garden centre chain has appointed Andrew Bracey as its new chairman.

John Lewis to recruit over 3,500 temporary staff for festive season

The John Lewis department store chain is to recruit over 3,500 temporary staff members to fill roles across the retail and distribution arms of its business ahead of the busy Christmas trading period.

Comment: Government’s plans to combat child obesity not just pie in the sky

While the initial public reaction to the government's announcement last week has been hostile, with claims it has not gone far enough, there is more for retailers and food manufacturers to consider than first meets the eye.

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It takes two; a customer experience measurement strategy

World class multi-location brands leverage several measures to understand individual store performance.

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%.
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