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Tue, 25th October 2016
Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has said it expects its full year pre-tax profit to be broadly in line with expectations and marginally ahead of the previous year.
   
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category Retail  |  source  The Retail Bulletin
 
   
   
 
Tue, 25th October 2016
John Lewis has released its fourth annual John Lewis Retail Report in which it reveals how the UK's homes, wardrobes and lives have changed in the last twelve months.
   
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Tue, 25th October 2016
Shopping centre owner Intu has exchanged contracts to sell its 63.5% stake in its Intu Bromley centre for £177.9 million to Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.
   
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Tue, 25th October 2016
Denim brand Levi's is to open its forth Scottish store at the Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow.
   
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Tue, 25th October 2016
Luxury group Kering has appointed Cédric Charbit as chief executive of its Balenciaga fashion house.
   
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Mon, 24th October 2016
A number of recent cases, including the BHS collapse and the struggles of Ed's Easy Diner, have highlighted the critical nature of property portfolios for retail and leisure businesses facing financial distress.
   
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Mon, 24th October 2016
With the Tesco/Unilever spat moving the Brexit battle from Westminster to the high street, new research has revealed how customers of different supermarkets diverge when it comes to how they view leaving the EU.
   
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Mon, 24th October 2016
Wine maker and online wine merchant Chapel Down has revealed that Ashford Borough Council has granted planning consent for the development of the firm's Curious Brewery on a 1.6 acre site in Ashford town centre.
   
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Mon, 24th October 2016
A new scare attraction called 'House of the Dead' has opened at the Bluewater shopping centre in the run-up to Halloween.
   
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Mon, 24th October 2016
A new study has found that vacancy rates for retail warehouse space in the UK remain at their lowest level in 12 years.
   
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Mon, 24th October 2016
In a competitive trading environment where there are continuing pressures for all co-ops on margin, having a culture of 'innovation' and 'automation' is absolutely fundamental to future success and business growth.
   
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Sun, 23rd October 2016
Hunt for BHS millions, William Hill boss pays price for blunders, Stormy weather awaits nation of shoppers, Online retailers massive serial returner losses, French Connection foreign buyers circle, Fenwick family's dividend, MPs on Philip Green.
   
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Fri, 21st October 2016
John Lewis has opened the doors to its new Leeds store as the anchor to Hammerson's new £150 million Victoria Gate Development.
   
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Fri, 21st October 2016
A private investor has brought to market the iconic Grade II listed building let to House of Fraser in Manchester for a guide price of £84.5 million.
   
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Fri, 21st October 2016
Online retailer BHS has launched its second Christmas range following the roll out of the first wave of products earlier this month.
   
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Fri, 21st October 2016
Toy retailer The Entertainer has unveiled its biggest ever Christmas TV campaign.
   
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Fri, 21st October 2016
Tesco has launched a price-checking initiative on hundreds of toys as it looks to become the top destination for toys and games this Christmas.
   
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Thu, 20th October 2016
New figures have revealed that online sales grew by 16% year-on-year in September despite the warmer weather presenting a challenge for fashion retailers promoting their autumn and winter ranges.
   
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Thu, 20th October 2016
Susanne Given, the former chief operating officer of SuperGroup, has been appointed as a non-executive chair of digital doctor service Push Doctor as it looks to stage its biggest phase of growth to date.
   
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Thu, 20th October 2016
London's Carnaby shopping district is collaborating with the V&A Museum to create this year's Carnaby Christmas installations.
   
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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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