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Fri, 18th November 2016
London has been identified a as Europes top retail location for international brands looking to expand according to a new report.
   
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Thu, 17th November 2016
Fashion brand Ted Baker grew its revenue by 14.8% in the 13 weeks to 12 November despite challenging trading conditions.
   
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Thu, 17th November 2016
Majestic Wines has reported strong first half sales growth as it continues to work on its transformation plan.
   
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Thu, 17th November 2016
Danish furniture retailer JYSK has opened its first store in Belarus as it continues its international expansion.
   
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Thu, 17th November 2016
Facial specialist FaceGym has chosen Londons Kings Road for the opening of its first standalone store in the UK.
   
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Wed, 16th November 2016
The Morrisons supermarket chain has teamed up with Amazon to launch a new store pick service for Amazon customers.
   
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Wed, 16th November 2016
In the week that John Lewis launched its Buster the Boxer Christmas advertising campaign, like-for-like sales grew by 1.8% year-on-year.
   
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Wed, 16th November 2016
Debenhams has appointed Space NK founder Nicky Kinnaird as a non-executive director.
   
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Wed, 16th November 2016
New research has found that British dog owners estimate they spend an average of £1,252 each year on their pet. This equates to over £10.64 billion across the UK.
   
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Wed, 16th November 2016
Designer outlet operator McArthurGlen has reported a record annual sales increase to 4 billion across its portfolio of 22 shopping centres. It has also achieved 12 months of continuous year-on-year sales growth.
   
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Wed, 16th November 2016
Harrods has unveiled its new Grand Entrance Hall and escalators following a year-long £20 million investment project.
   
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Wed, 16th November 2016
Greeting cards retailer Card Factory increased its total sales by 4.4% in the nine months to 31 October compared to a 7.9% rise in the same period in the prior year.
   
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Tue, 15th November 2016
New figures on the grocery market have brought a second month of good news for Tesco.
   
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Tue, 15th November 2016
B&M has reported strong increases in both sales and profit in the first half of its financial year as it continues to open new stores and relocate less profitable shops.
   
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Tue, 15th November 2016
US eco-friendly womenswear label Reformation has launched its first UK pop-up concept store at Londons Seven Dials.
   
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Tue, 15th November 2016
Shop Direct, the owner of Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, is to open a London hub for staff working across data, ecommerce, IT, product and brand.
   
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Mon, 14th November 2016
UK retail footfall edged down 0.4% year-on-year in October with retail parks the only locations seeing sales growth in the month.
   
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Mon, 14th November 2016
UK retail footfall edged down 0.4% year-on-year in October with retail parks the only locations seeing sales growth in the month.
   
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Mon, 14th November 2016
William Hill has appointed former Tesco chief customer officer Robin Terrell to its board as part of three new non-executive director appointments.
   
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Mon, 14th November 2016
Sportswear brand Puma has continued on its growth path in its third quarter with currency adjusted sales increasing by 10.7% to 990.2 million.
   
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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 Bonmarchť 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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