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Understanding the challenges of mental health in retail 

22 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen
In recent years, there has been a surge in raising awareness regarding mental wellbeing and the negative effects of poor mental health conditions on employees’ performance.... View ArticleView Article
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Nobody's Child partners with Sojo for a pop-up repair station at Carnaby Street store

Nobody's Child partners with Sojo for a pop-up repair station at Carnaby Street store

22 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Responsible fashion brand, Nobody’s Child, is excited to announce an exclusive pop-up with SOJO repair station in celebration of World Earth Day, on Saturday 27th April... View ArticleView Article

Nudea marks Earth Day with second annual sustainability report

Nudea marks Earth Day with second annual sustainability report

22 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In alignment with Earth Day, Nudea, a pioneering B Corp certified brand, has released its second annual Sustainability Report, showcasing a year of substantial progress towards... View ArticleView Article

M&S asks public to give pre-loved clothing a second life through trial of free postal donation service

M&S asks public to give pre-loved clothing a second life through trial of free postal donation service

22 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Marks & Spencer has teamed up with Oxfam to help people donate their preloved clothing to the charity through a free postal donation service. The trial... View ArticleView Article

Lidl to open new London store in Fulham

Lidl to open new London store in Fulham

22 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Lidl is continuing its expansion in London with the opening of a new store in Fulham this summer. The supermarket said the shop on North End... View ArticleView Article

Asda sales boosted by popularity of loyalty scheme

Asda sales boosted by popularity of loyalty scheme

22 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Asda has posted a strong uplift in full year sales and profit after it benefited from around six million customers using its rewards app. In the... View ArticleView Article

H&M Home teams up with Pantone on second collection

H&M Home teams up with Pantone on second collection

22 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

H&M Home is to release a second collaboration with Pantone with a new brightly coloured capsule range. Presenting with the two palettes of Zesty & Fresh... View ArticleView Article

Zuber Issa close to selling stake in Asda

Zuber Issa close to selling stake in Asda

22 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Zuber Issa is close to selling his £500 million stake in Asda to TDR Capital. According to a report by Bloomberg, the billionaire is now in... View ArticleView Article

New Look’s emissions targets approved by the SBTi

New Look’s emissions targets approved by the SBTi

22 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

New Look has received approval for its emissions targets from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). The fashion retailer has a near-term target to reduce scope... View ArticleView Article

Gloucester Quays hails year of record sales as it begins 15th anniversary birthday celebrations

Gloucester Quays hails year of record sales as it begins 15th anniversary birthday celebrations

22 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Gloucester Quays outlet centre has been boosted by a year of record sales and footfall as it celebrates its 15th anniversary. In the period April... View ArticleView Article

TikTok Shop launches new 'Preowned Luxury' category

TikTok Shop launches new 'Preowned Luxury' category

22 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

TikTok has partnered with five luxury resellers with the launch of the ‘Preowned Luxury’ category on its app. In a release, TikTok said the new offering... View ArticleView Article

The Perfume Shop and the valuable changes the brand is making to the planet

The Perfume Shop and the valuable changes the brand is making to the planet

22 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Today,  World Earth Day 2024, The Perfume Shop reports its updated initiatives to support saving the environment and planet. These initiatives include the UK’s biggest perfume... View ArticleView Article

Benefit brings back 'Bold is Beautiful' charity-giving scheme

Benefit brings back 'Bold is Beautiful' charity-giving scheme

20 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Benefit, the beauty brand renowned for its brow products and retro-glam aesthetic, has announced the return of its ‘Bold is Beautiful’ philanthropy programme this May. As... View ArticleView Article

A third of Brits admit to throwing food away solely based on the best before date

A third of Brits admit to throwing food away solely based on the best before date

20 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

To mark Stop Food Waste Day (24th April 2024), Too Good To Go, the social impact company behind the world’s largest marketplace for surplus food, reveals... View ArticleView Article

Exploring the impactful role of employee recognition in retail

Exploring the impactful role of employee recognition in retail

20 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

“In the retail sector, the spirit of exceptional service heavily depends on the engagement and enthusiasm of its employees. These individuals are at the frontline of... View ArticleView Article

Blending boundaries: The new era of outdoor fashion and the role of technology

Blending boundaries: The new era of outdoor fashion and the role of technology

19 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

The evolving landscape of outdoor fashion The outdoor fashion industry is rapidly transforming, driven by a societal shift towards health and nature, fueled by the rise... View ArticleView Article

Holland Barrett invest over £4m in women's health

Holland Barrett invest over £4m in women's health

19 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Holland & Barrett, the UK’s leading health and wellness retailer, is investing over £4 million into its women’s health offer, backed by a new three-year Wellness... View ArticleView Article

Fit and Sustainability in Fashion: Batch LDN

Fit and Sustainability in Fashion: Batch LDN

19 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Batch LDN, known for its sustainable, luxury casual suits, has teamed up with sizing technology leader Makip. Creating made-to-order, luxury casual suits for men and women,... View ArticleView Article

Charles Tyrwhitt announces the opening of its new store on Regent Street

Charles Tyrwhitt announces the opening of its new store on Regent Street

19 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Charles Tyrwhitt welcomes its 8th opening in just one year as it takes residency on London’s iconic Regent Street. The new store is in a beautiful... View ArticleView Article

Iconic apparel chain AllSaints opens at Silverburn

Iconic apparel chain AllSaints opens at Silverburn

19 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

British fashion label AllSaints has joined the line-up at leading retail and leisure destination Silverburn, representing a fashion coup for the centre which has secured a... View ArticleView Article

Oliver Bonas to open largest store in Kent at Bluewater

Oliver Bonas to open largest store in Kent at Bluewater

19 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Fashion brand Oliver Bonas will be opening its largest store in Kent at the Bluewater shopping centre this weekend. Spanning 3,272 square feet, the store will... View ArticleView Article

Passenger expands stateside with appointment of US general manager

Passenger expands stateside with appointment of US general manager

19 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Passenger, the responsible outdoor clothing company, is expanding stateside with the appointment of Matt Liddle as general manager for the US. In his new role, Liddle... View ArticleView Article

American Golf's

American Golf's "reset" leads to upswing in sales and profit

19 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

American Golf has said a reset has helped it to deliver an uplift in annual profit following the appointment of Nigel Oddy as chief executive a... View ArticleView Article

Iceland Foods chief to run London Marathon in memory of his mother

Iceland Foods chief to run London Marathon in memory of his mother

19 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Iceland Foods executive chairman, Richard Walker, is to run in this weekend’s London Marathon as he looks to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.... View ArticleView Article

Uniqlo unveils third Oxford Street store

Uniqlo unveils third Oxford Street store

19 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Uniqlo has opened a third store on London’s Oxford Street next to Tottenham Court Road tube station. With entrances on Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road,... View ArticleView Article

Laura Ashley returns to fashion

Laura Ashley returns to fashion

19 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Laura Ashley is returning to fashion by launching a 47-piece collection this spring. Available at selected Next stores and on next.com, it will include a range... View ArticleView Article

Nisa Local store in Islington undergoes modern transformation

Nisa Local store in Islington undergoes modern transformation

18 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

A Nisa Local store, operated by LA Foods, in Islington has undertaken a modern refurbishment, leading to a significant boost in customer footfall. The Islington store... View ArticleView Article

Pre-loved fashion pop-up returns to Westgate Oxford this May

Pre-loved fashion pop-up returns to Westgate Oxford this May

18 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Westgate Oxford will welcome back pre-loved fashion pop-up ‘we are.’ this May, with the fast-growing sustainable fashion business operating on Leiden Square over Friday 17th, Saturday... View ArticleView Article

Bensons for Beds appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

Bensons for Beds appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

18 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

UK bed specialist, Bensons for Beds, has today announced the appointment of Mark Slater as Chief Commercial Officer. The role will see him become part of... View ArticleView Article

HR Strategies for Talent Management in the Retail Industry

HR Strategies for Talent Management in the Retail Industry

18 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a modern, disruptive and competitive landscape, the combination of technology and HR strategies for talent management in the retail industry is absolutely crucial. This combination... View ArticleView Article

Making a Difference Locally teams up with Kellanova to support grassroots football

Making a Difference Locally teams up with Kellanova to support grassroots football

18 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity is launching an exciting new partnership with grocery brand Kellanova to support grassroots and inclusive football teams across the... View ArticleView Article

Tails.com becomes B Corp certified

Tails.com becomes B Corp certified

18 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Tails.com, the tailored dog food service, has become a certified B Corporation. Following an independent assessment by B Lab, the company achieved an overall score of... View ArticleView Article

YesColours launches Design Studio bolstered by new investment

YesColours launches Design Studio bolstered by new investment

18 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Award-winning paint brand YesColours announces new strategic direction with Design Studio, backed by new investment strategy. “In April 2022, when we launched our innovative packaging for... View ArticleView Article

Dunelm posts third quarter sales growth

Dunelm posts third quarter sales growth

18 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Dunelm has seen its third-quarter sales grow by 3% to £435 million despite the “challenging” homewares and furniture markets in which it operates. The retailer said... View ArticleView Article

BP invests in staff safety by rolling out body cameras to stores with higher levels of crime

BP invests in staff safety by rolling out body cameras to stores with higher levels of crime

18 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

BP has invested in the security of its retail teams by introducing body-worn cameras at stores experiencing higher levels of abuse and crime. The move is... View ArticleView Article

Crocs appoints Terence Reilly as EVP and president for Heydude

Crocs appoints Terence Reilly as EVP and president for Heydude

18 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Crocs has appointed Terence Reilly as the incoming executive vice president and president of its Heydude footwear brand. Reilly most recently served as president of the... View ArticleView Article

H&M & Rokh celebrate new collaboration with event at Dover Street Market

H&M & Rokh celebrate new collaboration with event at Dover Street Market

18 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

H&M and Rokh have been celebrating their new collaboration with a crowd of industry insiders at London’s Dover Street Market this week. The event’s attendees included... View ArticleView Article

Trouva acquired by Fy!

Trouva acquired by Fy!

18 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Trouva has changed hands for the third time in two years after being acquired by Fy!, the AI-enabled marketplace specialising in home and living. In a... View ArticleView Article

Mint Velvet to join line-up at Centre:mk

Mint Velvet to join line-up at Centre:mk

18 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Mint Velvet is to open its debut store at Centre:mk in Milton Keynes this summer as it continues its focus on expanding in premium retail destinations.... View ArticleView Article

Don’t ‘boil the ocean’ if you’re to make the most of AI, says  Kingfisher leader

Don’t ‘boil the ocean’ if you’re to make the most of AI, says Kingfisher leader

17 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Successfully deploying Artificial Intelligence in retail will require businesses to focus on a handful of areas where the technology can really make a difference. That was... View ArticleView Article

Harvey Nichols appoints Julia Goddard as new Chief Executive

Harvey Nichols appoints Julia Goddard as new Chief Executive

17 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Harvey Nichols has announced the appointment of Julia Goddard as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 2024. Goddard succeeds Manju Malhotra, who served as CEO... View ArticleView Article

The Future of In-Store Technology: Embracing the Change

The Future of In-Store Technology: Embracing the Change

17 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Retail is undergoing a ruthless renaissance after a transformation almost two decades long. The e-commerce eruption and pandemic lockdowns, as well as the customers’ inclination to... View ArticleView Article

IKEA opens first Irish distribution centre

IKEA opens first Irish distribution centre

17 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

IKEA UK & Ireland has opened its first ever logistics facility in Ireland. Marking a significant milestone in the furniture giant’s expansion in the country, the... View ArticleView Article

ProCook partners with Food Cycle charity

ProCook partners with Food Cycle charity

17 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Kitchenware brand ProCook has announced a new partnership with Food Cycle, a UK charity that aims to alleviate food poverty, loneliness and food waste through community... View ArticleView Article

ASOS posts drop in sales as it works to become

ASOS posts drop in sales as it works to become "faster, more agile and more profitable"

17 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

ASOS has reported that its adjusted first-half revenue declined by 18% to £1.5 billion, although the fashion retailer said it is making good progress on its... View ArticleView Article

B&M delivers 10% revenue growth

B&M delivers 10% revenue growth

17 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

B&M has seen its full year sales rise by 10.1% to £5.5 billion as it continues its focus on delivering everyday low prices. In the 53... View ArticleView Article

ASOS appoints new chief financial officer

ASOS appoints new chief financial officer

17 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Online fashion retailer ASOS has appointed former Farfetch and Sainsbury’s executive Dave Murray as its new chief financial officer. Due to join the business on 29... View ArticleView Article

Matalan expands online offering with addition of 17 new third-party brands

Matalan expands online offering with addition of 17 new third-party brands

17 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Fashion and homewares retailer Matalan has significantly expanded its online offering by launching 17 new third-party brands across its core categories. It has also extended the... View ArticleView Article

Pangaia to open first standalone UK store

Pangaia to open first standalone UK store

17 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Materials science company Pangaia is to open its first standalone UK store in London’s Soho this summer The 1,500 square foot shop at 57 Carnaby Street... View ArticleView Article

JD Sports opens global flagship store at the heart of Champs-Élysées Paris

JD Sports opens global flagship store at the heart of Champs-Élysées Paris

16 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

JD Sports has opened a global flagship store on the world-renowned Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, with a grand opening to customers having taken place on... View ArticleView Article

Mooncup launches in Holland & Barrett

Mooncup launches in Holland & Barrett

16 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Mooncup, the trailblazers in plastic-free menstrual products, have now launched at Holland & Barrett, a global leader in health and wellness retail. This marks a significant... View ArticleView Article

Dr. Martens to have new chief executive

Dr. Martens to have new chief executive

16 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Dr. Martens has announced that its chief executive Kenny Wilson has decided that this will be his final year with the footwear brand. Following a search... View ArticleView Article

Superdry announces restructuring plan

Superdry announces restructuring plan

16 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Superdry is launching a restructuring plan as it looks to ensure the survival of the struggling fashion business. This will include an equity raise, slashing rents... View ArticleView Article

Primark cuts prices on hundreds of kidswear items

Primark cuts prices on hundreds of kidswear items

16 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Primark is cutting the prices of hundreds of children’s clothing and accessory items as part of a commitment to keeping prices low on kidswear. Prices have... View ArticleView Article

Charles Tyrwhitt expects business to grow by 20% over the next year

Charles Tyrwhitt expects business to grow by 20% over the next year

16 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Menswear retailer Charles Tyrwhitt is expecting its business to grow by 20% over the next year as it benefits from an adjustment in its offering to... View ArticleView Article

Bath & Body Works opens first London standalone store

Bath & Body Works opens first London standalone store

16 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Bath & Body Works has chosen London’s Westfield shopping centre for the opening of its first London standalone store. Situated directly opposite Sephora at the White... View ArticleView Article

Margaret Dabbs London to open new clinic on King's Road

Margaret Dabbs London to open new clinic on King's Road

16 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Beauty and wellness brand Margaret Dabbs is to open its seventh London clinic on King’s Road. Due to launch in May, the 824 square foot unit... View ArticleView Article

Lakrids by Bülow continues UK expansion with new store at Westfield London

Lakrids by Bülow continues UK expansion with new store at Westfield London

16 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Danish confectionery brand Lakrids by Bülow has launched a new store at Westfield London as part of its continued UK expansion. The news follows openings by... View ArticleView Article

The Perfume Shop unveils experiential new store in Ipswich

The Perfume Shop unveils experiential new store in Ipswich

15 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

The Perfume Shop has had a scent-sational new addition as it opens the doors to another new and improved experiential store at Sailmakers Shopping Centre in... View ArticleView Article

Asda teams up with Pharmacy2U to launch online prescription service

Asda teams up with Pharmacy2U to launch online prescription service

15 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Asda has become the first UK supermarket to launch an online prescription service. The retailer has teamed up with Pharmacy2U to launch the Asda Online Pharmacy... View ArticleView Article

Mango invests in shared mobility start-up Hoop Carpool

Mango invests in shared mobility start-up Hoop Carpool

15 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Mango is extending its innovation activities by investing in Hoop Carpool, a start-up that offers companies and universities a mobility alternative where employees and students can... View ArticleView Article

Cubitts to open first international store in the heart of New York City

Cubitts to open first international store in the heart of New York City

15 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Modern spectacle maker Cubitts has chosen New York’s SoHo for the launch of its first international store. Set to be the brand’s US flagship, the shop will open... View ArticleView Article

Trudon and Metal Morphosis to join line-up at Seven Dials

Trudon and Metal Morphosis to join line-up at Seven Dials

15 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

French candlemaker Trudon is set to open its first UK physical store at Covent Garden’s Seven Dials this June. Founded in 1643, the brand is the... View ArticleView Article

Kering appoints Stefano Cantino as the deputy chief executive of Gucci

Kering appoints Stefano Cantino as the deputy chief executive of Gucci

15 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Luxury group Kering has appointed former Louis Vuitton and Prada executive Stefano Cantino as the deputy chief executive of Gucci. Due to take up his role... View ArticleView Article

Healthy Pet Store hosts “stuff-a-thon” in aid of local dog shelters

Healthy Pet Store hosts “stuff-a-thon” in aid of local dog shelters

15 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

A Southampton pet food retailer has teamed up with dog toy brand Kong to raise funds for local dog shelters through a ‘stuff-a-thon’ event. Healthy Pet... View ArticleView Article

Levi taps Burberry senior executive Gianluca Flore as new Chief Commercial Officer

Levi taps Burberry senior executive Gianluca Flore as new Chief Commercial Officer

13 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Levi Strauss & Co.  is pleased to announce the appointment of Gianluca Flore as the new Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, effective July 29,... View ArticleView Article

Charity Super.Mkt marks first anniversary with launch of concept stores at Brent Cross

Charity Super.Mkt marks first anniversary with launch of concept stores at Brent Cross

13 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

The Charity Super.Mkt, a unique multi-charity department store, is back at Brent Cross to mark its one-year anniversary with the launch of two new and exciting... View ArticleView Article

Heather Lee Championing people excellence on the PiRA24 Judging Panel

Heather Lee Championing people excellence on the PiRA24 Judging Panel

12 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

We are excited to announce our latest judge for the People in Retail Awards 2024—Heather Lee. Returning for the second year, Heather brings a wealth of... View ArticleView Article

SPAR South West partners with FareShare to fight hunger in local communities

SPAR South West partners with FareShare to fight hunger in local communities

12 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In the fight against food waste and hunger, SPAR South West’s primary distributor, Appleby Westward Ltd, has partnered with FareShare South West and Gregorys Logistics to... View ArticleView Article

Popeyes appoints director of acquisitions and estates

Popeyes appoints director of acquisitions and estates

12 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Popeyes has appointed Peter Gibson as director of acquisitions and estates. The news comes as the chicken QSR brand works to double its UK network of... View ArticleView Article

Majestic to expand into the Channel Islands

Majestic to expand into the Channel Islands

12 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Majestic is to expand into the Channel Islands as it continues to invest in extending its physical store network. On 30 April, the specialist wine retailer... View ArticleView Article

Dr Hannah Shimko appointed as Director General of the GCVA

Dr Hannah Shimko appointed as Director General of the GCVA

12 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

The Gift Card and Voucher Association (GCVA) has announced the appointment of Dr Hannah Shimko as its new Managing Director, effective April 10, 2024. Dr Shimko... View ArticleView Article

Tesco introduces ‘Best of British’ page on groceries website

Tesco introduces ‘Best of British’ page on groceries website

12 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Tesco has become the latest supermarket to launch a dedicated ‘Best of British’ page on its groceries website. The move will aim to make it easier... View ArticleView Article

White Stuff opens new store at McArthur Glen Outlet in Ashford

White Stuff opens new store at McArthur Glen Outlet in Ashford

12 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

The White Stuff lifestyle clothing brand has opened a new outlet store at the McArthur Glen Designer Shopping Outlet in Kent’s Ashford. Situated close to M&S... View ArticleView Article

Ribble Cycles partners with Huub to launch new apparel

Ribble Cycles partners with Huub to launch new apparel

12 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Ribble Cycles has collaborated with the premium endurance sport apparel brand Huub to launch a race kit for its new Ribble Rebellion race team. The team... View ArticleView Article

Stuart Trevor Collaborates with Beyond Retro and Muphoria for a sustainable style

Stuart Trevor Collaborates with Beyond Retro and Muphoria for a sustainable style

11 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Challenging the ‘norms’ of the fashion industry, Stuart Trevor, the founder behind the iconic brand All Saints, has collaborated with Beyond Retro and Muphoria Art Gallery,... View ArticleView Article

e.l.f. Cosmetics launch new bronzing drops and opens European HQ in London

e.l.f. Cosmetics launch new bronzing drops and opens European HQ in London

11 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

e.l.f. Cosmetics is set to launch its innovative SKIN Bronzing Drops in the UK, offering a sun-kissed glow alongside a boost of nourishing antioxidants. Bronzed perfection... View ArticleView Article

COAT launches Claypaint, a breathable climate-friendly innovation for heritage homes

COAT launches Claypaint, a breathable climate-friendly innovation for heritage homes

11 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a significant stride towards sustainability in home décor, COAT Paints has introduced Claypaint – its most eco-friendly and technically advanced product yet. Crafted with natural... View ArticleView Article

OVUM Launches UK's first fully recyclable pregnancy test at Sainsbury’s

OVUM Launches UK's first fully recyclable pregnancy test at Sainsbury’s

11 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

OVUM, a fertility wellness brand, today announced its debut in 345 Sainsbury’s stores across the UK, introducing the nation’s first fully recyclable Early Detection Pregnancy Tests.... View ArticleView Article

Dike & Son reach £100,000 donation milestone through Making a Difference Locally

Dike & Son reach £100,000 donation milestone through Making a Difference Locally

11 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Independent retailer Dike & Son has now donated over £100,000 to local community causes through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity. An award-winning independent supermarket... View ArticleView Article

Dobbies appoints Rajesh Gupta as strategy and business development director

Dobbies appoints Rajesh Gupta as strategy and business development director

11 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Garden centre retailer Dobbies has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Rajesh Gupta as strategy and business development director. A qualified Chartered Accountant,... View ArticleView Article

Poundstretcher to be acquired by Majestic owner Fortress Investment

Poundstretcher to be acquired by Majestic owner Fortress Investment

11 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Discount chain Poundstretcher is being sold to private equity firm Fortress Investment, the owner of Majestic Wine and Punch Pubs. The move follows the retirement of Poundstretcher’s... View ArticleView Article

Pepco Group appoints Stephan Borchert as chief executive

Pepco Group appoints Stephan Borchert as chief executive

11 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Pepco Group, the parent company of Poundland, has appointed Stephan Borchert as its new chief executive following an extensive global search process. He will take up... View ArticleView Article

Q&A: Simon Fishpool, managing director of Fishpools

Q&A: Simon Fishpool, managing director of Fishpools

11 April 2024 by glynn-davis

As family-owned furniture specialist Fishpools celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Here, The Retail Bulletin interviews Simon Fishpool, managing director of Fishpools. What is the secret... View ArticleView Article

Atelier VM partner with Wild at Heart Foundation for National Pet Day

Atelier VM partner with Wild at Heart Foundation for National Pet Day

11 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Atelier VM has announced its partnership with the Wild at Heart Foundation in celebration of National Pet Day 2024. This collaboration aims to support the Foundation’s... View ArticleView Article

Pepco Group says trading environment remains challenging

Pepco Group says trading environment remains challenging

11 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Pepco Group, the owner of Poundland, Pepco and Dealz, has said its trading environment remains challenging as it announced its first-half results. In the six months... View ArticleView Article

Vision Express unveils £4 million flagship store on Oxford Street

Vision Express unveils £4 million flagship store on Oxford Street

11 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

High street optician Vision Express has unveiled a new £4 million flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. Situated close to Oxford Circus tube station, the company’s... View ArticleView Article

M&S and HSBC team up to enhance digital shopping experience

M&S and HSBC team up to enhance digital shopping experience

11 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

M&S has signed a new agreement with HSBC UK for its credit offering and payment solutions, and the bringing together of digital payments and loyalty for... View ArticleView Article

Greggs marks significant progress in its sustainability journey with The Greggs Pledge update

Greggs marks significant progress in its sustainability journey with The Greggs Pledge update

10 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Greggs today announced the publication of its fourth annual sustainability report, illuminating the substantial progress the company has made towards its 2025 sustainability targets and defining... View ArticleView Article

Finally, a historic victory: New law shields Shop Workers from assault

Finally, a historic victory: New law shields Shop Workers from assault

10 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

In a historic and much-celebrated move, the UK government has announced the introduction of a groundbreaking law, making the assault of shop workers a specific criminal... View ArticleView Article

Merry Hill a cut about with Swarovski signing

Merry Hill a cut about with Swarovski signing

10 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Sovereign Centros from CBRE has announced that internationally renowned luxury brand, Swarovski, is returning to West Midlands flagship destination Merry Hill, with a standalone boutique set... View ArticleView Article

Frasers Group to acquire market-leading Dutch sporting retailer Twin Sport

Frasers Group to acquire market-leading Dutch sporting retailer Twin Sport

10 April 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Frasers Group plc (“Frasers” or the “Group”) announces that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all shares in Twin Sport Holding B.V. (“Twin Sport”),... View ArticleView Article

The Highlands and Pace Partnership London launches Out With Style

The Highlands and Pace Partnership London launches Out With Style

10 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

The Highlands, the owner of flagship Barbour partner shops on London’s Regents Street and Duke Street, has teamed up with Pace Partnership London to launch Out... View ArticleView Article

Tesco posts strong full year sales and surge in profit

Tesco posts strong full year sales and surge in profit

10 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Tesco has posted a strong full year performance with group sales up 7.4% to £61.5 billion after it benefited from its strategy of price matching on... View ArticleView Article

AS Watson promotes Malina Ngai to role of group chief executive

AS Watson promotes Malina Ngai to role of group chief executive

10 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

AS Watson, the parent company of Superdrug and Savers, has promoted Malina Ngai to the role of group chief executive. Due to take up her new... View ArticleView Article

Wickes signs for new year-long sponsorship of Magic Radio drive time

Wickes signs for new year-long sponsorship of Magic Radio drive time

10 April 2024 by Angela Beevers

Wickes Kitchens and Bathrooms has embarked on a new partnership with Bauer Media’s Magic Radio in which it will sponsor The 4 ‘Til 7 Show with... View ArticleView Article

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