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Sunday Retail News Roundup

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:35:52 +0000

Break up Unilever says top 10 shareholder, Nation of shoppers need new growth model, AO World’s boss, Unilever top brands shake-up, Deloitte and Ladbrokes tax scheme, Metail clothes fit technology, Franklin & Sons sales sparkle, Travellers secretly enticed by Heathrow Airport ambassadors, Waterstones accused, City Unilever blessing, Business rates final chapter.



Secure Trading announces new phase development

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:03:30 +0000

Secure Trading, the online payments specialist, is today announcing its intent to begin a new phase of business development.



John Lewis to cut nearly 400 jobs

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:13:12 +0000

John Lewis is to cut nearly 400 jobs across its restaurants and home fitting department as it looks to adapt its business to structural changes in the retail industry.



Models Own to open Leeds store

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:13:07 +0000

Models Own is to open its first flagship store outside London, and only its second in the country, at Trinity Leeds.



Insight: new study finds 68% of retailers have no Brexit plans in place

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:13:00 +0000

A study has found that over two-thirds of UK retailers have yet to start planning for Brexit.



Starbucks introduces cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:11:12 +0000

Starbucks has introduced Nitro Cold Brew on tap at its first location in the UK in London as it looks to roll it out to up to 100 more stores around the country this summer.



AO.com founder steps down as CEO and is succeeded by firm's COO

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:22:38 +0000

Online electrical appliances retailer AO.com has confirmed that its chief operating officer Steve Caunce has been promoted to the position of chief executive. He has succeeded founder John Roberts who will move to a new role on the board as executive director.



Festival Place boosts retailer line-up

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:22:25 +0000

Festival Place in Basingstoke has boosted its retail offer with the signing of footwear brand Skechers and the upsizing of the centre's Next store.



New water market brings choice for businesses - workshop 24 February

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000

In just five weeks’ time eligible businesses in England will be free to choose their water retailer. There are three workshops coming up where you can find out about the changes in the water market and how you can benefit. The first is in Bath on 24 February.



Manchester Arndale signs up raft of new retailers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:47:36 +0000

M&G Real Estate and Intu have completed new lettings at Manchester Arndale to a raft of brands including Kiko Milano, Lovisa, Nespresso, Baytree Interiors and Predator Nutrition.



Insight: new study reveals shoplifting hotspots

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:41:29 +0000

A new study has revealed the most popular locations targeted by criminals for shoplifting in the past year.



Hotel Chocolat makes 'good headway' in first half

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:22 +0000

Hotel Chocolat has reported a 28% increase in first half pre-tax profit after the company benefited from improved ranges and strong availability over the key Christmas trading period.



John Lewis sales down 0.2% last week

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:16 +0000

The John Lewis department store chain saw its sales edge down 0.2% year-on-year last week.



Asda sales fall by 2.9% in fourth quarter

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:10 +0000

Supermarket Asda has seen its like-for-like sales excluding fuel decline by 2.9% in its fourth quarter.



The Entertainer to open stores in Truro and Northampton

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:05 +0000

High street toy retailer The Entertainer is to open two new stores this spring in Truro and Northampton.



Insight: new survey uncovers gap in ecommerce age checks

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:00 +0000

New research has shown that ecommerce professionals are concerned that they do not have adequate technology or processes in place to conduct effective age verification and identity checks online.



Andrew Jennings to chair Prince's Trust Retail Leadership Group

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:43:29 +0000

Retail veteran Andrew Jennings has been appointed chairman of the Prince’s Trust Retail Leadership Group.



Reiss names Christos Angelides as chief executive

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:53:26 +0000

Reiss has appointed Christos Angelides to the position of chief executive as part of a planned succession process.



Insight: one in six have switched grocery store in the last year

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:53:21 +0000

A new study of more than 1,500 shoppers has found that one in six have changed their main store over the last 12 months. In addition, some 39% said that it would not matter to them if their usual grocery store closed as they would just switch to another shop.



The Lexicon Bracknell secures raft of new lettings

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:53:14 +0000

The new The Lexicon Bracknell retail development has signed up jewellery retailer Pandora, beauty brand KIKO Milano and fashion retailer Next.