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Crep Collection Club & Vanilla make bricks and mortar debuts at Bluewater

Landsec has announced the launch of two new retail concepts at Bluewater in Kent. Crep Collection Club, the trend-led sneaker specialists, have opened their...

Dunelm gives shareholders £132m payout from bumper year

Homewares chain Dunelm has announced plans to hand a £132 million payout to shareholders after profits soared despite the pandemic closing stores. But bosses at...

Clothes shoppers ‘looking to buy less but buy better’

Long-term wearability has become the most important consideration for two-thirds of clothes shoppers, a study suggests. A similar proportion said making environmentally-conscious buying decisions is...

Costa Coffee staff to get 5% pay rise

Costa Coffee is to create 2,000 jobs and give its staff a 5% pay rise. The chain said its 14,500 employees across the UK will...

Creative Retail Awards Shortlist 2021

After an exciting process of reviewing a record amount of entries, the shortlist for the third Creative Retail Awards has been revealed. The Awards...
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Former Sainsbury’s boss returns to high street as chairman of New Look

The former chief executive of Sainsbury’s has been appointed as the next chairman of high street fashion brand New Look. Mike Coupe, who ran the...

Online sales fell in August as shoppers returned to physical stores

Online sales fell last month as shoppers returned in droves to physical stores, according to new data. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG monthly...

Ted Baker vows to move away from heavy discounting

Bosses at high street fashion chain Ted Baker have said they will be relying less on heavy promotions and focusing on trying to sell...

Dunelm sales expected to jump after customers redecorate during lockdown

Dunelm is set to confirm that sales surged by more than a quarter over the past year despite store closures, as locked-down customers spruced...

Ikea facing mattress shortages amid post-lockdown demand spike

Ikea has said it is struggling to meet high demand for some of its products, especially mattresses, as Britons buy new furniture for the...