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Thomas Cook to close 21 stores as more holidaymakers book online

Thomas Cook to close 21 stores as more holidaymakers book online

22 March 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Thomas Cook is to introduce new measures to streamline its UK retail network due to more consumers choosing to book their holidays online.

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ASICS hires Gary Raucher to lead new category organisation

ASICS hires Gary Raucher to lead new category organisation

7 March 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

ASICS has appointed Gary Raucher to lead a new category organisation as it looks to drive growth in its running, core performance sports and sports style categories in its EMEA region.

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Mountain Warehouse enjoys record festive sales

Mountain Warehouse enjoys record festive sales

21 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Mountain Warehouse, the outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, has reported record Christmas trading with sales rising by nearly 12% to £84.7 million in the 13 weeks to 6 January.

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Game Digital UK like-for-likes down 0.3% during festive trading period

Game Digital UK like-for-likes down 0.3% during festive trading period

17 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Game Digital saw its UK like-like sales edge down 0.3% in the seven weeks to 5 January although sales in Spain were up 4.8% in the period.

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Virgin Experience Days hires first chief marketing officer

Virgin Experience Days hires first chief marketing officer

17 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Virgin Experience Days has appointed Dan Pearce as its first chief marketing officer as it looks to drive increased awareness of experiences as a gift choice.

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Games Workshop in 'great shape' after sales and profit rise

Games Workshop in 'great shape' after sales and profit rise

15 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Games Workshop, the fantasy gaming retailer, has said it is in “great shape” after reporting an increase in both its half year sales and profits.

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JD Sports makes good progress

JD Sports makes good progress

14 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Sportswear retailer JD Sports has reported that sales across its global sports fashion fascias increased by 15% in the 48 weeks to 5 January.

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Hobbycraft reports strong Christmas sales

Hobbycraft reports strong Christmas sales

7 January 2019 by The Retail Bulletin

Arts and crafts retailer Hobbycraft saw its like-for-like sales increase by 9.5% in the six weeks to 24 December.

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Sports Direct appoints workers' representative to board

Sports Direct appoints workers' representative to board

14 December 2018 by The Retail Bulletin

Sports Direct has announced that Cally Price is to join its board as a non-executive workforce director after being elected by the workforce as the next workers' representative.

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