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DEPARTMENT STORES

DEPARTMENT STORES

Miranda Curtis to step down from Marks & Spencer board

By The Retail Bulletin
Miranda Curtis is to step down from the board of Marks & Spencer at the end of her second three-year term on 1 February 2018. The news follows her recent appointment as lead non-executive director of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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John Lewis sales up 1.3% last week

John Lewis sales up 1.3% last week

17 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Sales at John Lewis edged up 1.3% year-on-year last week although fashion sales were down after higher temperatures last year drove warm weather clothing sales in 2016.

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House of Fraser names new chief executive

House of Fraser names new chief executive

12 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Department store chain House of Fraser has appointed Alex Williamson as its new chief executive.

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John Lewis sales up 2.3% last week

John Lewis sales up 2.3% last week

10 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

The John Lewis department store chain increased its sales by 2.3% year-on-year last week.

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John Lewis Partnership makes provision for potential costs of complying with National Minimum Wage

John Lewis Partnership makes provision for potential costs of complying with National Minimum Wage

10 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

The John Lewis Partnership has revealed that it has made a provision of £36 million to cover the potential costs of complying with the National Minimum Wage regulations.

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Marks & Spencer names new chairman

Marks & Spencer names new chairman

5 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Marks and Spencer has appointed former Asda chief Archie Norman as its new chairman.

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Sales at John Lewis down 1.8% last week

Sales at John Lewis down 1.8% last week

4 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

John Lewis saw its sales edge down 1.8% year-on-year last week due to annualising of strong price match promotions in the same week last year.

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Marks & Spencer appoints Jill McDonald to head up clothing, home and beauty category

Marks & Spencer appoints Jill McDonald to head up clothing, home and beauty category

3 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Marks & Spencer has appointed Halfords chief executive Jill McDonald to the new role of managing director for clothing, home and beauty.

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John Lewis launches National Treasures, a summer celebration of the UK's favourite things

John Lewis launches National Treasures, a summer celebration of the UK's favourite things

27 April 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

John Lewis will be celebrating the UK’s favourite things, pastimes and quirks as part of its new summer campaign. Elements will include the 'Summer Season' which will be the retailer's biggest and most interactive programme of activity to date.

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John Lewis sales up 1.6% last week

John Lewis sales up 1.6% last week

26 April 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Sales at John Lewis rose by 1.6% year-on-year last week as trade was still impacted by the later fall of Easter this year. The majority of John Lewis shops were shut on Easter Sunday which fell into the week’s trading.

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