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UK retail sales drop for fourth month in a row

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UK retail sales dropped in August for the fourth consecutive month as grocery sales were impacted by more people returning to restaurants and pubs,...

Moonpig announces ‘shop in a shop’ partnership with Virgin Wines

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Moonpig, the online greeting card and gifting platform has announced the launch of its biggest ever wine collection in partnership with Virgin Wines, as...

Homebase opens new store in Abingdon

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Located on Marcham Road, the new 23,830 sq. ft store is the one-stop-shop for the products, expertise and inspiration customers need to fix, improve...

Co-op announces partnership with Amazon and extension of robot deliveries

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Co-op is partnering with Amazon and extending robot deliveries as it seeks to more than double online sales by the end of the year. The...

John Lewis Partnership narrows losses despite £54m hit from redundancies

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The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has narrowed its losses despite taking a £54 million hit from redundancies. The retail giant unveiled a £29 million pre-tax...

Pets at Home announces plans to close on Boxing Day

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Pets at Home has become the latest retailer to agree to close all stores on Boxing Day this year. Bosses said sites will shut on...

Department Stores – what does the future hold?

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The huge increase in online shopping over the past decade or so has had a major impact on department stores, with many consumers turning...

Three new independent brands sign up to Liverpool ONE

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Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) has announced the arrival of three new independent brands at Liverpool ONE. Totalling over 6,300sq ft, the signings of leading...

JD Sports delivers bumper profits after post-lockdown demand surge

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JD Sports revealed a surge in profits as pent-up demand from shoppers returning to stores and strong online sales helped drive the retailer to...

Primark pledges to make sustainable clothing ‘affordable to all’

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Primark has committed to making all of its clothes using recycled or more sustainably-sourced material by 2030 while promising the move will not result...