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UK subscription box segment continues to expand

UK subscription box segment continues to expand

​The subscription box market continues to grow with a new report from Royal Mail saying that the market should be worth £1.8bn by 2025. That comes as it doubled by 2020 compared to 2017 with spend of almost £1.4bn
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Super sheds surge as UK e-shopping booms - Altus report

Super sheds surge as UK e-shopping booms - Altus report

​Big used to be big enough when it came to warehousing. No longer. Surging demand for online shopping and the need for a faster more efficient supply chain has given birth to “super sheds” in the UK. 
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Next boss Wolfson slams "insane" UK policy on lorry driver shortage

Next boss Wolfson slams "insane" UK policy on lorry driver shortage

Lord Wolfson, the chief executive of high street retail giant Next, has blamed the government’s “insane” immigration policy for the major shortage of heavy-goods vehicle (HGV) drivers hitting Britain’s supply chain hard.
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Barbara Palvin, Meghan Markle are biggest fashion and beauty influencers - data studies

Barbara Palvin, Meghan Markle are biggest fashion and beauty influencers - data studies

​Two new studies have hailed Barbara Palvin and Meghan Markle as the key influencers for women globally as far as fashion, beauty and general icon status are concerned.
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Department stores carnage: UK loses 83% in five years

Department stores carnage: UK loses 83% in five years

UK department stores have become an endangered species. The country has lost 83% of its main department stores since the collapse of the BHS chain in 2016, reflecting how hard the high street has been hit.
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UK to raise contactless payment limit to £100

UK to raise contactless payment limit to £100

​In a major move to make shopping easier, a new £100 spending limit for contactless payments in Britain will start on October 15, after the go-ahead was given by the Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority Friday.
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Camden's Hawley Wharf officially opens

Camden's Hawley Wharf officially opens

​Property investment company LabTech, has announced the official launch of Camden Market’s Hawley Wharf as the UK capital’s latest mixed-use destination in the heart of North London. 
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Brexit, Covid cause supply chain issues for retail says CBI

Brexit, Covid cause supply chain issues for retail says CBI

First the good news. UK retail sales grew at the sharpest pace since December 2014 in the year to August and orders growth hit a survey record high, according to the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. 
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Hollister expands Confidence Project to EMEA

Hollister expands Confidence Project to EMEA

​Abercrombie & Fitch’s Gen Z-focused Hollister brand has expanded its well-being initiative, The Confidence Project, to EMEA following its US launch last year.
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Stuart Rose could become Asda chairman - report

Stuart Rose could become Asda chairman - report

​The former boss of M&S and Arcadia could become chairman of Asda under its new owners with Stuart Rose — now Lord Rose of Monewden — reportedly having been lined up for the role.
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Anya Hindmarch Village adds pop-up 'greengrocer'

Anya Hindmarch Village adds pop-up 'greengrocer'

Engaging concepts to entice shoppers are just as essential at the top end of the market and until International tourists return in numbers, stores are having to be extra creative to attract those extra shoppers.
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Schulman named CEO of Michael Kors, to become Capri Holdings chief in 2022

Schulman named CEO of Michael Kors, to become Capri Holdings chief in 2022

​Capri Holdings had big news on Tuesday as it announced a new CEO — Joshua Schulman — for Michael Kors. But more importantly, he'll take over as group CEO from John D Idol next year. Idol will become executive chairman.
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Sainsbury's shares surge on takeover speculation

Sainsbury's shares surge on takeover speculation

Sainsbury’s shares dipped slightly on Tuesday after surging in double-digits on Monday due to speculation that a takeover offer could be just around the corner.
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​London leads the way again as weekly retail footfall remains soft across the UK

​London leads the way again as weekly retail footfall remains soft across the UK

Footfall in Central and Greater London continued to outpace the rest of the UK in the latest week, says Springboard. Total footfall across the country’s retail destinations fell 1.7% in the 15-21 September period.
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Very boosts delivery options as 'golden' shopping season looms

Very boosts delivery options as 'golden' shopping season looms

​Very.co.uk has extended its next-day-delivery cut-off for customer orders from 7pm to 10pm, courtesy of automated technology at its Skygate fulfilment centre.
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​Walpole names speakers for Future of British Luxury summit

​Walpole names speakers for Future of British Luxury summit

Luxury trade body Walpole has published the line-up of speakers for its Future of British Luxury Summit in London next month, including Anya Hindmarch, Chanel, Dunhill, Farfetch, Harrods, Roksanda and Jo Malone London.
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