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GENERAL MERCHANDISE

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Tesco to refocus non-food business by closing Tesco Direct

By The Retail Bulletin
Tesco has announced plans to close its Tesco Direct non-food website after a review found there was no route to profitability for the loss-making business.
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Pets at Home upbeat despite profit fall

Pets at Home upbeat despite profit fall

22 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Pets at Home has reported a 5.5% increase in its full year like-for-like sales and a 7.8% uplift in revenue to £898.9 million.

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WH Smith: changing the mindset around mental health

WH Smith: changing the mindset around mental health

21 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

WH Smith is proudly at the forefront of tackling mental health issues which it is gradually putting on a par with physical health through a three-pronged approach to the problem.

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WH Smith completes opening of six stores at Rome airports

WH Smith completes opening of six stores at Rome airports

17 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

WH Smith has now opened six stores across the Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino airports.

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Gear4music hails 'transformational' year

Gear4music hails 'transformational' year

15 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Online musical instruments retailer Gear4music has increased its revenue by 43% to £80.1 million in the 12 months to 28 February as it worked through a “transformational” year.

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Insight: over a quarter of UK shoppers buy online once a week

Insight: over a quarter of UK shoppers buy online once a week

14 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

A new study has revealed that some 26% of UK consumers are now shopping online once a week, compared to 22% last year.

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Insight: UK shoppers spend over £2bn a year on delivery subscriptions

Insight: UK shoppers spend over £2bn a year on delivery subscriptions

11 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

UK consumers are spending over £2 billion every year on delivery subscription services, according to a new study.

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Director of Labour Market sets out recommendations to tackle exploitation of the low paid

Director of Labour Market sets out recommendations to tackle exploitation of the low paid

9 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

The government’s Director of Labour Market Enforcement has set out a raft of recommendations to help stop the exploitation of the UK’s lowest paid workers.

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McArthurGlen appoints chief information officer

McArthurGlen appoints chief information officer

9 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Designer outlet group McArthurGlen has appointed Phil Parry to the newly created position of chief information officer.

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WH Smith launches new stores in Muscat International Airport

WH Smith launches new stores in Muscat International Airport

8 May 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

WH Smith has launched seven new stores in Oman at Muscat International Airport’s new terminal.

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