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GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Poundland to open up to 20 stores on former Poundworld sites

By The Retail Bulletin
Poundland is to open up to 20 new stores by taking over large former Poundworld sites.
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Shop Direct boosted by strong performance at Very

Shop Direct boosted by strong performance at Very

19 September 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Shop Direct, the owner of Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has seen its full year revenue rise by 1.5% to £1.95 billion following a strong performance at Very.

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John Lewis Partnership reports slump in profits amid 'challenging times'

John Lewis Partnership reports slump in profits amid 'challenging times'

13 September 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

The John Lewis Partnership has posted a slump in profits after struggling against “challenging times”.

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ICON Outlet gears up for 20 October launch

ICON Outlet gears up for 20 October launch

12 September 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

The opening date for the first phase of ICON Outlet at The O2 in London has been set for 20 October.

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Gear4music reports strong sales growth

Gear4music reports strong sales growth

7 September 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Online musical instruments retailer Gear4music increased its total sales by 36% to £42.5 million in the six months to 31 August.

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Wilko hires Neil Feakins as customer insight and data director

Wilko hires Neil Feakins as customer insight and data director

7 September 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Wilko has appointed Neil Feakins to the role of customer insight and data director.

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Argos launches voice shopping service via Google Assistant

Argos launches voice shopping service via Google Assistant

7 September 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Argos has launched a new service where shoppers can reserve items in their local store using their Google Home smart speaker.

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Marks & Spencer appoints chief digital and data officer

Marks & Spencer appoints chief digital and data officer

6 September 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Marks & Spencer has appointed Loblaw’s Jeremy Pee to the new role of chief digital and data officer.

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John Lewis and Waitrose unveil new brand names

John Lewis and Waitrose unveil new brand names

4 September 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

The John Lewis Partnership has added ‘& Partners’ to the names of its John Lewis department store and Waitrose supermarket chains as part of a rebrand.

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JD.com partners with hotels in 'Boundaryless Retail' strategy

JD.com partners with hotels in 'Boundaryless Retail' strategy

3 September 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

As part of its Boundaryless Retail strategy, Chinese online retail giant JD.com is to allow guests at a range of hotels across China to experience some of the products it sells from the comfort of their rooms.

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