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Tue, 5th February 2008
A panel of senior figures from the retail sector discussed that despite the acknowledgment from many retailers that collaboration could help with sustainability in the retail sector, there are still relatively few joint initiatives and very little sharing of resources and information between merchants.
   
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category Retail  |  source  The Retail Bulletin
 
   
   
 
Tue, 5th February 2008
Sun Microsystems has returned to profitability after a number of lean years on the back of its carbon strategy that involves the business using its research and development budget to drive innovation that is increasingly focused on the environment.
   
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category Retail  |  source  The Retail Bulletin
 
   
   
 
Tue, 5th February 2008
Speaking at the Responsible Retailing Summit in London last week Rowland Hill, sustainability manager at Marks & Spencer, suggested that concern for the environment has shot up the table of importance to consumers with 52 per cent now expressing concern about climate change (according to GlobeScan 2007) and 70 per cent believing that individuals have to take more responsible for the environment.
   
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category Retail  |  source  The Retail Bulletin
 
   
   
 
Tue, 5th February 2008
Almost two-thirds of large companies are doing nothing to reduce the impact of one of the more environmentally damaging areas of their business, a new survey has revealed.
   
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category Retail  |  source  The Retail Bulletin
 
   
   
 
Tue, 5th February 2008
The Mall has secured TK Maxx as an anchor tenant for its St George's Square development at The Mall Luton prior to the scheme starting on site in the immediate future.
   
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Tue, 5th February 2008
With 244 exhibitors showcasing tens of thousands of brand new toys to the UK's toy industry elite, the 55th annual UK Toy Fair has been deemed a success.
   
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Tue, 5th February 2008
Carpetright says it expects full year results to meet forecasts but sales growth will be harder to come by.
   
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Tue, 5th February 2008
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is warning that many small firms in London could struggle to adapt to new emissions-related charges.
   
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Wed, 23rd November 2016
Morrisons to pilot convenience offer in petrol stations and revive Safeway brand
Morrisons is to pilot a convenience food offer in ten petrol station shops owned and managed by forecourt operator, Rontec.

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Wed, 23rd November 2016
John Lewis sales down 2.6% last week
In the week before Black Friday, the John Lewis department store chain saw its sales decrease by 2.6% year-on-year.

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Wed, 23rd November 2016
Blackwell's appoints sales and marketing director
Bookseller Blackwells has appointed Dean Drew to the newly created role of sales and marketing director.

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Wed, 23rd November 2016
Insight: 93% of UK millennials lack trust in online retail
A new study has found that UK millennials are becoming increasingly concerned about sharing personal information with retailers, but their need for a convenient shopping experience still outweighs their security worries.

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Wed, 23rd November 2016
Sarah Beeny joins German direct selling brand Vorwerk to launch online store
Vorwerk, the German technology brand behind kitchen gadget the Thermomix, has enlisted TV property expert Sarah Beeny to promote the launch of its Kobold VK200 vacuum cleaner online.

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Wed, 23rd November 2016
New vision revealed for Hull's Humber Street
A new vision for Humber Street in Hulls Fruit Market has been revealed as part of an £80 million rejuvenation of the city centres waterside being led by Wykeland Group and Beal Homes in partnership with Hull City Council ahead of Hulls year as UK City of Culture in 2017.

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Tue, 22nd November 2016
Kingfisher Q3 sales uplift driven by UK and Poland
Kingfisher, the owner of B&Q and Screwfix, has seen its third quarter like-for-like sales climb by 5.8% in constancy currency in the UK and Ireland as it continues to implement its transformation plan.

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Tue, 22nd November 2016
AO makes good first half progress
Domestic appliance retailer AO World has grown its first half revenue by 22.9% to £324.7 million as it continues to grow sales in both the UK and Europe.

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Tue, 22nd November 2016
English Cut opens flagship Marylebone store
English Cut, the British tailoring brand, has chosen Londons Marylebone as the location for its first flagship store.

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Tue, 22nd November 2016
Delsey launches first online store
French luggage brand Delsey has opened its first online store. Initially launched in France, the store wil be rolled out across Europe next year.

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Tue, 22nd November 2016
Digital fashion start-up launches virtual styling app
A new styling and personal shopper app has been launched that matches users with a stylist who offers free advice on wardrobe choices.

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Mon, 21st November 2016
Uniqlo owner establishes denim innovation centre
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has established a denim innovation centre for the research and development of denim fabric.

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Mon, 21st November 2016
Bonmarché posts drop in sales and profits
Womens fashion retailer Bonmarché has reported a drop in first half sales and profits after battling against a range of factors impacting its business.

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Mon, 21st November 2016
Waitrose to take lead role in managing research on food security and sustainability
Waitrose has become the first retailer to successfully apply to lead the delivery of a major investment in doctoral training by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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Mon, 21st November 2016
Capco appoints Situl Jobanputra as chief financial officer
Capital & Counties Properties, the owner of Londons Covent Garden Estate, has named Situl Jobanputra as its new chief financial officer. He will join the business on 17 January.

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Mon, 21st November 2016
VictoriaPlum.com wins trademark infringement case
Online bathroom products retailer VictoriaPlum.com has won a trademark infringement case in the High Court against competitor Victorian Plumbing.

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Sun, 20th November 2016
Sunday Retail News Roundup
BHSs bosses may face clawback, May retreat workers on boards, Crisis for Chappell another company on brink, Business rates shock, Post Office reforms, Jackpot! Online gambling bonanza, Black Friday overhyped, Industry bodies slam new business rates appeals, Blitz on betting machine stakes, Marstons push pays off, Shocking Pink Tuesday, Paralympians join top label.

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Fri, 18th November 2016
Jimmy Choo reports growth in revenue
Luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo has reported continued revenue growth in the second half of its financial year despite a difficult climate for the luxury sector.

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Fri, 18th November 2016
Tesco to hold its biggest ever Black Friday event
Tesco has said it is to hold its biggest ever Black Friday event this year by offering 11 days of deals and savings compared to four last year.

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Fri, 18th November 2016
Schuh to open dedicated kids' store at Bluewater
Footwear retailer Schuh is to open a dedicated Schuh Kids store at the Bluewater retail and leisure destination.

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