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The Entertainer acquires Spanish toy retailer Poly

By The Retail Bulletin
Toy retailer The Entertainer has acquired Poly, a chain of 57 toy shops in Spain.
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ICON Outlet welcomes 12 new brands to its line-up

ICON Outlet welcomes 12 new brands to its line-up

17 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

ICON Outlet, the premium outlet centre at London's O2, has seen 12 new brands open stores following its launch in October.

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Marks & Spencer hires Justin King as non-exec director

Marks & Spencer hires Justin King as non-exec director

11 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Former Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King has been appointed as a non-executive director at Marks & Spencer.

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JD.com launches new research lab for 'smart retail'

JD.com launches new research lab for 'smart retail'

11 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Chinese online retail giant JD.com has teamed up with Intel to launch a joint innovation lab that will explore the use of Internet of Things in retail technology.

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Retail footfall down 3.2% in November

Retail footfall down 3.2% in November

10 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

New figures have revealed that UK retail footfall dropped by 3.2% in November.

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Games Workshop's first half performance in line with expectations

Games Workshop's first half performance in line with expectations

7 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Games Workshop has said it is trading in line with expectations after reporting that it made sales of around £124 million in the first half of its financial year.

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Lowry Outlet adds Regatta and Baggage Factory to line-up

Lowry Outlet adds Regatta and Baggage Factory to line-up

7 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Lowry Outlet in Manchester is adding Regatta and Baggage Factory to its line-up in time for the busy festive and winter sale period.

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Appear Here to launch pop-up concept store at London's Seven Dials

Appear Here to launch pop-up concept store at London's Seven Dials

6 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Appear Here, the marketplace for short-term retail space, is opening a pop-up store this month called Give & Receive to showcase independent brands in the run-up to Christmas.

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Wyevale sells two more garden centres

Wyevale sells two more garden centres

5 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Wyevale Garden Centres has announced the sale of two further garden centres.

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Tesco and Volkswagen to provide largest retail EV charging network in UK

Tesco and Volkswagen to provide largest retail EV charging network in UK

3 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Tesco is teaming up with Volkswagen on the development of what they say will become the largest retail electric vehicle charging network in the UK.

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