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GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Lidl plans to open largest UK distribution centre in Peterborough

By The Retail Bulletin
Lidl has exchanged contracts on a 34-acre site in Peterborough where it plans to build a new 754,000 square foot distribution centre.
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Rakuten expands loyalty prgramme in UK

Rakuten expands loyalty prgramme in UK

17 October 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Japanese ecommerce platform Rakuten has expanded its Super Points loyalty scheme in Europe.

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WH Smith's profits boosted by travel business

WH Smith's profits boosted by travel business

12 October 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Book and stationery retailer WH Smith has reported that its full year group pre-tax profit rose by 7% to £140 million as revenue at its travel business overtook that of its high street stores for the first time.

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Insight: HR really is all about the people

Insight: HR really is all about the people

12 October 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

People are the most important aspect of any retail business and in order to ensure they are contributing in the most effective manner they must be fully trusted and their well-being regarded as a major priority. By Glynn Davis.

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Nearly 200 jobs saved at Just for Pets through rescue deal

Nearly 200 jobs saved at Just for Pets through rescue deal

12 October 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Nearly 200 jobs have been saved following a takeover of the collapsed Just for Pets chain.

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Plans to transform London's Oxford Street district receive strong support

Plans to transform London's Oxford Street district receive strong support

11 October 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Work aiming to make London’s Oxford Street district a globally renowned public space has taken a step forward with the release of the results of a public consultation that show strong support for transforming the area.

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Retail sales boosted by higher clothing and food prices

Retail sales boosted by higher clothing and food prices

10 October 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New figures have shown that UK retail sales rose by 1.9% in September on a like-for-like basis while total sales increased by 2.3%.

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Card Connection appoints franchise manager

Card Connection appoints franchise manager

5 October 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Card Connection, the greeting cards publisher and franchisor, has appointed Andy Byskup as its new franchise manager for its South East region.

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Card Factory reaches 900th store milestone

Card Factory reaches 900th store milestone

4 October 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Greeting cards retailer Card Factory will open its 900th UK store tomorrow.

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BRC to create flexible job design programme in diversity push

BRC to create flexible job design programme in diversity push

29 September 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

The British Retail Consortium has embarked on a partnership with Timewise, the change agent for the flexible recruitment market, to help retailers to improve talent attraction, retain more staff and help workers to progress through flexible working.

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