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Marks & Spencer partners with Founders Factory

By The Retail Bulletin
Marks & Spencer has teamed up with Founders Factory to launch a joint venture that will invest in start-up retail businesses and help them grow.
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Six former Toys 'R' Us stores sold for £30.5 million

Six former Toys 'R' Us stores sold for £30.5 million

20 July 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Six former Toys ‘R’ Us stores have been sold to a range of buyers in deals worth £30.5 million.

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Marks & Spencer launches 'behind the scenes' podcast series

Marks & Spencer launches 'behind the scenes' podcast series

20 July 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Marks & Spencer has launched its own podcast series that goes behind the scenes at the retailer and looks at issues such as sustainability and the high street.

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M&S looks to transform energy market through Octopus deal

M&S looks to transform energy market through Octopus deal

19 July 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Marks & Spencer has announced a new partnership with Octopus in which it will supply energy to customers under its existing M&S Energy brand.

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Poundworld to close a further 40 stores

Poundworld to close a further 40 stores

18 July 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Poundworld is to close a further 40 stores with the move resulting in the loss of over 500 jobs.

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Mercedes-Benz accelerates into St David's

Mercedes-Benz accelerates into St David's

18 July 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Mercedes-Benz has returned to Cardiff’s St David’s shopping centre to launch another pop-up store this summer.

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ICON Outlet announces first wave of signings

ICON Outlet announces first wave of signings

17 July 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

ICON Outlet, the new 210,000 square foot designer outlet centre due to open at London’s O2 Centre this October, has announced its first wave of signings.

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Daniel Wellington chooses Cardiff for first standalone store outside London

Daniel Wellington chooses Cardiff for first standalone store outside London

17 July 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Daniel Wellington has opened its first UK standalone store outside of London at the St David’s shopping centre in Cardiff.

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Retail footfall down 0.9% in June

Retail footfall down 0.9% in June

16 July 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

New figures have shown that retail footfall edged down 0.9% in June to mark a deeper decline than the previous month’s 0.4%.

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Wilko hires Craig McGregor as retail director

Wilko hires Craig McGregor as retail director

16 July 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Wilko has made a new addition to its senior team with the appointment of Craig McGregor as retail director.  

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