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GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Amazon to create 1,000 technology jobs in three UK cities

By The Retail Bulletin
Amazon has unveiled plans to open a new corporate office in Manchester next year. It will also increase the capacity of its Edinburgh and Cambridge development centres.
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Park Group gears up for growth with new senior appointments

Park Group gears up for growth with new senior appointments

19 October 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Park Group, the multi-retailer gift voucher and prepaid gift card provider, has made two senior appointments as it gears up the business for growth.

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Gear4music revenues up 36%

Gear4music revenues up 36%

16 October 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Online musical instruments retailer Gear4music saw its revenue increase by 36% to £42.5 million in its first half as it continues to invest in its online platform and customer proposition.

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Stanfords on the move to Mercer Walk

Stanfords on the move to Mercer Walk

15 October 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Map and travel book retailer Stanfords is to move its historic flagship store in Long Acre in London’s Covent Garden to a new shop around the corner at 7 Mercer Walk.

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Moonpig to open tech hub in Manchester

Moonpig to open tech hub in Manchester

12 October 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Moonpig, the online greeting cards and gifts retailer, will be opening its first tech hub next month as part of a multi-million pound investment in the next phase of its growth plans.

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WH Smith to restructure high street stores business

WH Smith to restructure high street stores business

11 October 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Book and stationery retailer WH Smith has said it will restructure its high street stores business following a detailed review.

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Pets at Home hires Robert Kent as chief data officer

Pets at Home hires Robert Kent as chief data officer

10 October 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Pets at Home has appointed Royal Mail chief data officer Robert Kent to the same role within its business.

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Sainsbury's and Argos to recruit 11,500 temporary staff for festive period

Sainsbury's and Argos to recruit 11,500 temporary staff for festive period

9 October 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Sainsbury’s and Argos are looking to recruit 11,500 temporary staff members to work in the run-up to Christmas.

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Retail sales suffer in September

Retail sales suffer in September

9 October 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Like-for-like retail sales in the UK edged down 0.2% year-on-year in September as consumers became more constrained in their spending.

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Wyevale sells five of its biggest garden centres to Dobbies

Wyevale sells five of its biggest garden centres to Dobbies

9 October 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

The Wyevale Garden Centres chain has agreed to sell five of its biggest garden centres to Dobbies.

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