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Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

Jigsaw to open new concept store in Shop at Bluebird's ex-home

A major landlord in London’s Covent Garden has announced a number of new openings in the area with one of the most interesting being a forthcoming flagship/concept store from Jigsaw.
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Wolf & Badger sales surge in 2019, more of the same expected this year

Wolf & Badger sales surge in 2019, more of the same expected this year

Multibrand retailer Wolf & Badger has seen a “consistent rise in overall global sales and strong performance from its flagship stores in London and New York” to give it another period of higher full-year revenues.
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Mothercare CEO steps down as it works through recovery plan

Mothercare CEO steps down as it works through recovery plan

Mothercare’s stores may have been closed in the UK but the company is continuing as a brand owner and on Thursday it updated us on the transformation plan it unveiled back in November.
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M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S adds new retail and property roles as part of growth plan

M&S is focusing heavily on its retail operations and said that it has added two key new roles to the organisation to help it build “a store estate that’s fit for the future with industry-leading store operations”.
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Under-pressure Sainsbury's CEO announces retirement, Roberts steps up

Under-pressure Sainsbury's CEO announces retirement, Roberts steps up

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe, has bowed to the inevitable and is stepping down from his role in May. He’s being replaced by current Retail and Operations Director Simon Roberts, who’s been at the firm for three years.
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Joules saw “robust” H1 sales before Christmas slip, online now more than half of retail

Joules saw “robust” H1 sales before Christmas slip, online now more than half of retail

After catching a bit of a winter chill over “disappointing” Christmas trading, Joules was more upbeat on Tuesday, talking of “robust" first-half sales for the pre-festive period, despite a profits dip.
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UK retail fell in 2019, retailers must up their game this year says BDO

UK retail fell in 2019, retailers must up their game this year says BDO

The UK recorded another year of falling average annual like-for-like (LFL) in-store sales in 2019, new figures from BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker (HSST) showed at the weekend.
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Beales files for administration, but business as usual for now

Beales files for administration, but business as usual for now

It has survived for almost than 140 years, but department store chain Beales has gone into administration Monday as urgent talks to find a buyer failed to produce an offer for the firm.
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Intu confirms plan to raise more funds to cut debt

Intu confirms plan to raise more funds to cut debt

Under-pressure shopping centres giant Intu confirmed on Monday that it’s taking action to deal with its large debt load and said it “continues to make progress in its strategy to fix the balance sheet”.
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Fashion king Kenzo on his exit from retirement for one final fling

Fashion king Kenzo on his exit from retirement for one final fling

He could be sipping cocktails in his silk slippers yet fashion legend Kenzo is back at the age of 80, throwing himself into the world of interior design Friday with the launch of his new brand, K3.
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Strong Black Friday hurt rest of Christmas for struggling retailers says GlobalData

Strong Black Friday hurt rest of Christmas for struggling retailers says GlobalData

The full line-up of Christmas trading statements may not yet have been released, but plenty have already come out and it’s clear that Black Friday’s success could have dealt a crushing blow to Christmas trading overall.
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Kenzo Takada launches new luxury home and lifestyle brand K三

Kenzo Takada launches new luxury home and lifestyle brand K三

Designer Kenzo Takada will launch a new luxury home and lifestyle brand K三 (pronounced K3) at the Maison & Objet trade show in Paris, France, which begins on January 17.
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Lindex owner Stockmann expects higher profits as both brands improve

Lindex owner Stockmann expects higher profits as both brands improve

When retailers put the words ‘profit warning’ at the start of a press release these days, it’s always bad news. But in the case of Lindex owner Stockmann, it wasn’t. In fact, profits will be higher.
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MySale still loss-making but transformation strategy continues

MySale still loss-making but transformation strategy continues

MySale continued to face tough times in the past six months with a trading update for the period to December 31 showing lower sales and an underlying loss.
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Experiential retail economy to reach tipping point in 2025

Experiential retail economy to reach tipping point in 2025

Self-sufficient stores, in-store manufacturing, more space dedicated to experiences, and community activities: what does the next decade in retail look like according to Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield?
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Business rates: Frasers joins calls for change as Beales overpayment tops £1m

Business rates: Frasers joins calls for change as Beales overpayment tops £1m

The volume of calls from retailers for changes to the business rates system is growing as they say more stores will close, as Frasers demands change, and as Beales has been forced to overpay by £1m+.
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