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Poundland Local to open in Sutton Coldfield this week

Poundland is putting the finishing touches to its new Poundland Local store in Sutton Coldfield’s Boldmere ahead of its opening on 13 August. Spanning 1,851 square... View Article
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Pets at Home benefits from strong customer retention as sales rise
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Pets at Home benefits from strong customer retention as sales rise

05 August 2022 by Angela Beevers

Pets at Home has posted a 7.1% increase in first quarter group revenue to £404.7 million after like-for-like revenue grew by 6%. In the 16 weeks... View Article

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Poundland promotes retail director to chief operating officer
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Poundland promotes retail director to chief operating officer

04 August 2022 by Natalie Fresen

Poundland has promoted Austin Cooke, formerly its retail & transformation director, to chief operating officer.  Cooke took his new role last month, having been retail &... View Article

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Amazon workers protest over 35p pay rise
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Amazon workers protest over 35p pay rise

04 August 2022 by Natalie Fresen

Amazon workers at an Essex warehouse are walking out for a second day on Thursday, in a protest calling for a “drastic” pay improvement.   On Wednesday... View Article

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Marks & Spencer bans sales of disposable barbecues
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Marks & Spencer bans sales of disposable barbecues

04 August 2022 by Angela Beevers

Marks & Spencer has announced that it has banned the sale of disposable barbecues in its UK stores. The move follows a plea by London Fire... View Article

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43% of UK retailers surveyed hit with fines for video privacy breaches
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43% of UK retailers surveyed hit with fines for video privacy breaches

03 August 2022 by Natalie Fresen

Retailers are being hit hard by their failure to protect customer and employee privacy in video footage, according to a nationwide survey of retailers from video... View Article

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Poundland to open 25 new stores this year
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Poundland to open 25 new stores this year

03 August 2022 by Angela Beevers

Poundland is to open 25 new or relocated stores by the end of the year as part of its expansion plans. The discounter will launch a... View Article

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New Poundstretcher CEO highlights importance of discount stores in cost-of-living crisis
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New Poundstretcher CEO highlights importance of discount stores in cost-of-living crisis

02 August 2022 by Natalie Fresen

The new CEO of Leicestershire-headquartered discount chain Poundstretcher wants the business to play an even bigger part in helping struggling families through the cost-of-living crisis. Derek... View Article

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Amazon offers direct same-day delivery from local stores
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Amazon offers direct same-day delivery from local stores

02 August 2022 by Angela Beevers

Amazon is offering Prime members in the US the facility to shop directly from their local retail stores through the Amazon app and on Amazon.com and... View Article

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UK to introduce new law concerning NFTs and Crypto
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UK to introduce new law concerning NFTs and Crypto

01 August 2022 by Natalie Fresen

The Law Commission of England and Wales has proposed that reform legislation is needed for cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).   If enacted by the government,... View Article

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