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IKEA chooses Bromley for second Planning Studio store

By The Retail Bulletin
IKEA has chosen Bromley as the location for the opening of a second Planning Studio format store.
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H&M to open second H&M HOME concept store in London

H&M to open second H&M HOME concept store in London

11 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Fashion retailer H&M has announced plans to open a second London H&M HOME concept store next spring.

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Carpetright's losses deepen as it works through restructuring plan

Carpetright's losses deepen as it works through restructuring plan

11 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Carpetright has reported making a pre-tax loss of £11.7 million in the first half of its financial year as it works through its restructuring plan.

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JYSK opens first store in Thailand

JYSK opens first store in Thailand

10 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Scandinavian furniture retailer JYSK has opened the first of six stores in Thailand today as it looks to launch 30 branches in the country over the next five years.

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Clas Ohlson to close UK stores

Clas Ohlson to close UK stores

7 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Swedish homewares retailer Clas Ohlson is to close its UK stores as part of plans to take a “new direction” for its operations outside of the Nordics region.

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Travis Perkins to review options for Wickes DIY chain

Travis Perkins to review options for Wickes DIY chain

4 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Travis Perkins has said that it is reviewing options for maximising the value of its Wickes DIY chain as part of plans to simplify its business.

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IKEA to shed 7,500 jobs including 350 in UK

IKEA to shed 7,500 jobs including 350 in UK

22 November 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

IKEA has announced that it is to shed 7,500 jobs worldwide as it shifts its focus to smaller stores and online shopping.

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Kingfisher to exit Russian, Spanish and Portuguese markets

Kingfisher to exit Russian, Spanish and Portuguese markets

21 November 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Kingfisher has reported that third quarter like-for-like sales at its B&Q DIY chain in the UK and Ireland fell by 2.9% at constant currency as it announced plans to exit Russia, Spain and Portugal.

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Insight: Made.com builds its online brand through rich in-store experience

Insight: Made.com builds its online brand through rich in-store experience

15 November 2018 by Glynn Davis in Cannes

Creative brand Made.com is building showrooms around Europe purely to enhance its brand and to give customers a great experience as opposed to directly driving sales.

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Habitat opens new city-centre Brighton store

Habitat opens new city-centre Brighton store

12 November 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Habitat has opened a new flagship store in Brighton on the city’s North Street. The move marks the brand’s first city-centre opening in ten years.

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