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General Merchandise News

Read our latest news on the general merchandise retail industry. Includes articles and commentary covering retailers in the UK such as Pets at Home, Amazon and more.

The Cotswold Company to launch 10th UK store in Stamford

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The Cotswold Company is to open its tenth UK store in Stamford this September. Spanning 4,000 square feet, the shop will be the furniture and homeware... View Article
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Hobbycraft emphasises importance of physical retail as it announces plans for seven new stores

Hobbycraft emphasises importance of physical retail as it announces plans for seven new stores

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Arts and crafts retailer Hobbycraft is to open seven new stores in 2025. The news follows the recent launch of the retailer’s fifth UK store of... View Article

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Currys to give 50 of its largest stores a makeover

Currys to give 50 of its largest stores a makeover

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Electricals retailer Currys has announced that 50 of its largest stores are to undergo a makeover. This will include the introduction of new categories, seasonal showcases,... View Article

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Holland & Barrett reports surge in full year sales

Holland & Barrett reports surge in full year sales

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Holland & Barrett has said its transformation strategy is delivering strong results as it announced that its sales increased by 11% to £806.1 million in the... View Article

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Pepco Group posts drop in like-for like revenue following supply chain disruption

Pepco Group posts drop in like-for like revenue following supply chain disruption

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Pepco Group, the parent company of Poundland, Dealz and Pepco, has seen its group revenue rise by 8% year-on-year at constant currency to €1.481 billion. However,... View Article

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Søstrene Grene advances sustainability with SBTi approved climate targets

Søstrene Grene advances sustainability with SBTi approved climate targets

11 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Søstrene Grene has announced that its 2030 climate targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi, an internationally recognised climate standard,... View Article

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Holland & Barrett partners with Next on in-store concessions

Holland & Barrett partners with Next on in-store concessions

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Holland & Barrett has embarked on a new partnership with Next in which it will launch three new “store within a store” concessions in Next shops... View Article

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Travis Perkins appoints new chief executive

Travis Perkins appoints new chief executive

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Travis Perkins has appointed the former boss of the Taylor Wimpey construction firm as its new chief executive. In a statement, the builders merchant said that... View Article

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James Timpson steps down as CEO of Timpson to focus on new ministerial role

James Timpson steps down as CEO of Timpson to focus on new ministerial role

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

James Timpson, the recently appointed Minister for Prisons, Parole and Probation, has stepped down from his position as chief executive of the Timpson shoe repair chain.... View Article

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AO makes £2 million investment into its delivery fleet

AO makes £2 million investment into its delivery fleet

10 July 2024 by Angela Beevers

Online electricals retailer AO is transitioning its fleet of tractor units from diesel to more environmentally friendly compressed natural gas (CNG). The retailer is investing £2... View Article

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