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People matter: A little thank you goes a long way

[Exclusive. Part 4] Recognition – the act of expressing gratitude – can have an immensely positive psychological impact on employee motivation, job satisfaction, and overall well-being.  ... View Article
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Poundstretcher gives workers second 10% pay rise
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Poundstretcher gives workers second 10% pay rise

27 January 2023 by Natalie Fresen

Discount retailers Poundstretcher has announced a 10 per cent pay rise for its workers following a similar rise just over a year ago. The business –... View Article

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Poundland to open half a million square feet of retail space in 2023
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Poundland to open half a million square feet of retail space in 2023

26 January 2023 by Angela Beevers

Poundland is planning to open and relocate at least 50 new stores by the end of September to mark the biggest transformation of its store estate... View Article

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TK Maxx to join line-up at Atria Watford
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TK Maxx to join line-up at Atria Watford

26 January 2023 by Angela Beevers

TK Maxx is to open a new store at Atria Watford this summer. Spanning 30,557 square feet across three floors, the shop will offer clothing, accessories,... View Article

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Lark London chooses Woking for first store outside of capital
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Lark London chooses Woking for first store outside of capital

26 January 2023 by Angela Beevers

Independent lifestyle boutique Lark London has selected Woking’s Victoria Place as the location for its first store outside of the capital. The retailer has taken a... View Article

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Asda finds spending power has dropped in every region of the UK
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Asda finds spending power has dropped in every region of the UK

24 January 2023 by Angela Beevers

Asda has found that household disposable incomes fell in every UK region during the fourth quarter of 2022 compared with the same period a year earlier.... View Article

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The Works hails “resilient” performance
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The Works hails “resilient” performance

20 January 2023 by Angela Beevers

The Works has seen a strengthening in trade since the end of its first half with like-for-like sales increasing by 5.7% in the 11 weeks ended... View Article

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Consumer confidence declines in January
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Consumer confidence declines in January

20 January 2023 by Angela Beevers

Consumer confidence has dropped in January as it continues to bump along at near-record lows. According to GfK, its long-running Consumer Confidence Index has fallen by... View Article

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Argos to close all stores in Ireland
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Argos to close all stores in Ireland

20 January 2023 by Angela Beevers

Argos is to close all of its stores in the Republic Ireland this summer. The move follows a strategic review of the retailer’s business and operations... View Article

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Gear4music posts 5% uplift in Christmas sales
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Gear4music posts 5% uplift in Christmas sales

19 January 2023 by Angela Beevers

Gear4music grew its revenue by 5% to £49.5 million in the lead-up to Christmas despite UK trading being impacted by weakened consumer confidence. In the three... View Article

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