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Steamer Trading bought out of administration by ProCook

Steamer Trading bought out of administration by ProCook

9 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Cookshop chain Steamer Trading has been bought out of administration by trade kitchenware retailer ProCook.

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Mothercare UK like-for-likes down 11.4%

Mothercare UK like-for-likes down 11.4%

9 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Mothercare has reported a 11.4% drop in its quarterly UK like-for-like sales as it works through its transformation plan.

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The future of retail in 2019

The future of retail in 2019

7 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Want to give your retail business a headstart in 2019? Then join Retail Bulletin at the Omnichannel Futures Conference on 6 February where we’ll be talking about the future shopper trends that will drive the retail revolution even further.

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Gear4music sales growth held back by capacity constraints

Gear4music sales growth held back by capacity constraints

4 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Online musical instrument retailer Gear4music has said it expects its full year EBITDA to be slightly below 2018's level following capacity constraints at its York distribution centre.

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McColl's hires Robbie Bell as chief financial officer

McColl's hires Robbie Bell as chief financial officer

4 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Convenience retailer McColl's has appointed Robbie Bell to the position of chief financial officer.

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JD.com opens two new innovative stores at travel hubs

JD.com opens two new innovative stores at travel hubs

3 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Chinese online retail giant JD.com has opened two new innovative stores at Beijing Capital International Airport and Hohhot East Railway Station in Inner Mongolia.

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Next lowers profit forecast

Next lowers profit forecast

3 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Fashion and homewares retailer Next has lowered its full year profit forecast although it has reported an increase in Christmas sales.

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Insights: UK retail prospects for 2019

Insights: UK retail prospects for 2019

28 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

A leading retail think tank has predicted that the UK retail sector will struggle to grow in 2019, regardless of what happens with Brexit.

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Boxing Day morning footfall down 4.2% on last year

Boxing Day morning footfall down 4.2% on last year

27 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Footfall on Boxing Day morning until 12pm was down 4.2% on last year according to data from Springboard.

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RETAIL EVENTS

Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
Tuesday 8 October 2019
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 11th HR Summit 2019, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 8 October 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
16 October 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
Digitally native competitors and demanding customers are forcing a new perspective in retail. AI and machine learning can help you step up to the challenges; and some ‘small and beautiful’ solutions can increase your conversion rates within just a few weeks.
Payment Roundtable 2019
Payment Roundtable 2019
6 February 2019
The Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
The Retail Bulletin Payment Roundtable will raise debate and discussion centred on but not exclusive to improving the in-store payment process