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John Lewis and Waitrose to axe around 1,000 store workers

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The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has told staff that it is proposing around 1,000 redundancies across its department stores and Waitrose supermarkets. The company said...

M&S introduces online photo search

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched Style Finder, a photo search feature on its mobile website, enabling customers to seamlessly discover a desired look...

John Lewis unveils plans to move into home rental market

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Department store John Lewis has announced plans to build 10,000 rental homes over the next few years to help address the national housing crisis. Around...

The Department Store dilemma

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Unfortunately for many department stores, the pandemic has been a final blow in the battle with online retail, spiralling real estate costs and difficulty...

M&S Trials Plastic-Free Produce as it Accelerates Plastic Reduction Plan

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Marks & Spencer today steps-up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and...

Marks & Spencer raises profits outlook

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Marks & Spencer has increased its annual profits outlook for the second time in less than three months after a sales rebound, but warned...

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...

Marks & Spencer partners with Founders Factory as exclusive UK retail investor.

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Founders Factory have today launched Founders Factory Retail, a joint venture (JV) focused on investing and growing start-ups. M&S...

M&S Stores to offer mobile charging units

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Marks & Spencer and Founders Factory have today announced the first startup selected for its retail startup accelerator programme under their joint venture Founders...

Macy’s offers virtual reality experience in 70 stores

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Macy’s and Marxent today announced that the companies’ partnership is the largest virtual reality rollout in retail history, with approximately 70 Macy’s VR installations...