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Asda has first sales rise in three years

Supermarket chain Asda, owned by US retail giant Walmart, announced that in the three months to June 30th, like-for-like sales rose by 1.8% excluding petrol. The figure represents a significant improvement on the previous quarter, which saw sales decline by 2.8% marking an 11th consecutive month of decline. Walmart president...

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Arcadia group names new Topshop Topman creative director

David Hagglund, who runs his own creative agency in Stockholm, will start his new position in September when new Topshop Topman chief executive Paul Price joins the business. Speaking on the appointment, Arcadia group owner and chairman Sir Philip Green said, “the appointment of David Hagglund in the newly appointed...

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Retail sales beat expectations as Pound rises against the Euro

The pound climbed 0.3% against the euro to €1.0991 as figures showed retail sales excluding fuel had risen 1.5 per cent in the year to July, compared with expectations of 1.3%. Despite this, retail sales including fuel fell to 1.3%, missing analysts’ expectations of as falling oil prices continue to...

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Morrisons offers free meals for kids and 'small talk' guides

The small talk guide from the supermarket will be available to customers while they wait for their order, with the aim of guiding children to give more than one word answers at a young age.Head of customer experience for Morrisons, Anna Lane, said, “we know that some parents are looking...

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Weakened French market and UK slowdown affects Kingfisher sales

Home improvement retailer Kingfisher has announced that its sales figures for the quarter are down, with continued economic slowdowns in the UK and France being likely key factors in the results. The company saw group like-for-like sales fall by 1.9% in its second quarter to July 31, a further decline...

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Amazon to open a new fulfilment centre in Bristol

The company has announced its opening of a new site in Bristol, which will be hiring for positions such as operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. The site will add to the 13 already existing centres in Daventry, two facilities in Doncaster and one each in Coalville, Dunfermline, Dunstable,...

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John Lewis sales rise by 5.9%

The department store saw fashion sales rise by 7.5% with womenswear seeing a particular increase of sales increasing by 21.5%. Sales of menswear products had also risen by 8.1%, which was boosted by the popularity of Paul Smith menswear which had its first full week of sales. In addition to...

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Food price inflation causes a rise in Scottish retail sales

The value of Scottish retail sales in July was up by 0.7% on a year earlier, but this advance was driven in large part by food price inflation. The Scottish Retail Consortium have announced that non-food sales remained weak last month, due to continued consumer caution amid economic and political...

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Amazon to announce new click and collect service

Retail giant Amazon has announced a new instant collect service for its Prime members, with the introduction of fully staffed pick-up locations. Speaking on the service Ripley MacDonald, Director of Student Programs at Amazon, said “as shopping behaviours continue to evolve, customers consistently tell us that they want items even...

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Amazon closes DVD rental service Lovefilm

The rise of online streaming has led to Amazon closing their DVD rental service, Lovefilm. An Amazon spokesperson has announced that the service will be closed on October 31st, adding that the closure is because “over the last few years we have seen a decreasing demand for DVD and Blu-ray...

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