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IKEA introduces one weekend off in four initiative

By The Retail Bulletin
Home furnishings giant IKEA has made all its 10,400 retail staff eligible for at least one weekend off in every four as it looks to help improve their work-life balance and equal opportunities.
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Retail jobs decline in second quarter

Retail jobs decline in second quarter

28 July 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

New data has revealed that the number of jobs in retail fell by 3.3% in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year.

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Bonmarché like-for-likes up 6.8% in first quarter

Bonmarché like-for-likes up 6.8% in first quarter

27 July 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Women’s fashion retailer Bonmarché has seen its like-for-like sales climb by 6.8% in its first quarter as it implements a new trading strategy.

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Arcadia expands into childrenswear with OUTFIT Kids

Arcadia expands into childrenswear with OUTFIT Kids

27 July 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Topshop owner Arcadia is to move into childrenswear with the launch of the style-led OUTFIT Kids brand.

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Kiddicare opens first store since Dunelm acquisition at Peterborough One

Kiddicare opens first store since Dunelm acquisition at Peterborough One

27 July 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Baby and children’s goods specialist Kiddicare is to open its first store since its acquisition by Dunelm at the newly rebranded Peterborough One Retail Park.

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Morrisons introduces weather bulletins in-store

Morrisons introduces weather bulletins in-store

27 July 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

The Morrisons supermarket chain is introducing weekly localised barbecue forecasts in all UK stores.

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JML backs consumers to 'spend big' this Christmas

JML backs consumers to 'spend big' this Christmas

27 July 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

JML is to invest in its biggest ever media spend this Christmas.

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Thomas Cook names two new non-executive directors

Thomas Cook names two new non-executive directors

27 July 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

The Thomas Cook travel agency has appointed Jürgen Schreiber and Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson as non-executive directors.

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Contrary to popular belief: British shoppers would prefer to praise, not moan

Contrary to popular belief: British shoppers would prefer to praise, not moan

26 July 2017 by Feefo

Let’s face it: we’re a nation of moaners. British people are well known for enjoying a good rant; some enjoy ‘making a scene’ in public, others prefer to hide behind their laptop and test customer services teams’ patience. Retailers can experience this first-hand, and woe betide a business on the receiving end of a customer who has had a bad experience.

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Joules posts surge in profits

Joules posts surge in profits

26 July 2017 by The Retail Bulletin

Lifestyle fashion brand Joules has increased its full year underlying pre-tax profit by 34% to £10.1 million as it continues to expand both in the UK and overseas.

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