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Insight: British luxury retailers benefit from Pre-Ramadan rush

By The Retail Bulletin
Increased tourist spend by Middle Eastern visitors to the UK in April has continued the ‘pre-Ramadan rush’ retail trend, according to new figures.
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Insight: study reveals increased dissatisfaction with online shopping experience

Insight: study reveals increased dissatisfaction with online shopping experience

22 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New research has found that more than three quarters of UK adults would be likely to switch to an alternative retailer when shopping online if they had a poor ordering experience.

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Mothercare posts profit fall but UK losses narrow

Mothercare posts profit fall but UK losses narrow

18 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Mothercare has reported a fall in full year profits as it declared that it is only half way through the transformation of its brand.

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Park Group launches global reward capability

Park Group launches global reward capability

16 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Park Group, the multi-retailer gift voucher and prepaid gift card business, has announced that its corporate incentives and rewards division, Love2Shop Business Services, is to start offering a portfolio of digital and physical rewards products to a worldwide audience.

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Administrators appointed to iCandy greeting cards chain

Administrators appointed to iCandy greeting cards chain

11 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Administrators have been appointed to the iCandy greeting cards chain and four of the company’s 14 stores have been closed.

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Mothercare's chief financial officer to step down

Mothercare's chief financial officer to step down

11 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Mothercare has announced that Richard Smothers has given notice of his resignation as chief financial officer of the company.

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Late Easter helps April retail sales

Late Easter helps April retail sales

9 May 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

UK retail sales rose by 5.6% year-on-year in April on a like-for-like basis although the performance was distorted by the timing of Easter this year.

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Consumer confidence sees slight dip in April

Consumer confidence sees slight dip in April

28 April 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New figures have revealed that consumer confidence dipped slightly in April but there was no sign of a big downturn following the triggering of Article 50.

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Amazon to create 1,200 jobs at new fulfilment centre

Amazon to create 1,200 jobs at new fulfilment centre

28 April 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Amazon is to create 1,200 new permanent jobs with the opening of a new fulfilment centre in Warrington.

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eBay to become sponsor of new Capital London breakfast show

eBay to become sponsor of new Capital London breakfast show

28 April 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Online marketplace eBay is to become the new sponsor of Global’s Capital network and Capital XTRA Breakfast shows.

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