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Retailers take part in first UK first wellbeing festival for workers

Retailers take part in first UK first wellbeing festival for workers

​Staff from 100 of the biggest retailers operating in Britain, including ASOS, H&M, New Look and Superdrug, have taken part in the first wellbeing festival for retail workers run by industry charity the Retail Trust.
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It's bad: UK consumer confidence falls to its lowest since 1974

It's bad: UK consumer confidence falls to its lowest since 1974

​UK consumer confidence tumbled again in May — this time to its lowest level in almost 50 years — after the cost-of-living crisis deepened and concerns over the economy and personal finances grew.
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Laings opens first Omega showroom in Wales

Laings opens first Omega showroom in Wales

​Luxury jewellery retailer Laings has opened a dedicated Omega showroom at the St David’s mall in Cardiff. The watchmaker has taken an 838 sq ft space at the Landsec-operated mall.
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Rowe to exit M&S with jump in profit, but much still to do

Rowe to exit M&S with jump in profit, but much still to do

Steve Rowe will next week step down as chief executive of Marks & Spencer after a turbulent six years in the top job, with his internal successor set for a baptism of fire amid a worsening cost-of-living crisis.
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ONS says UK retail sales moved up in April, fashion did well

ONS says UK retail sales moved up in April, fashion did well

​Official retail sales figures for the UK in April were released on Friday and they showed volumes ticking upwards again after they’d fallen during March.
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Klarna to mark 150m consumers milestone with global Dream Days sales event

Klarna to mark 150m consumers milestone with global Dream Days sales event

​BNPL giant Klarna has been growing fast and clearly wants to grow even faster with the payments firm about to launch a three-day event targeting its many millions of consumers around the world.
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Good news for cycling apparel as consumers continue to embrace bikes

Good news for cycling apparel as consumers continue to embrace bikes

​There was good news for the growing UK cycling clothing and accessories market on Friday with a new Mintel report showing that Britons are continuing to switch on to cycling in large numbers.
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Mega online e-tailer ASOS makes physical store debut with Nordstrom

Mega online e-tailer ASOS makes physical store debut with Nordstrom

Since its 2000 debut, ASOS was only found online. Nordstrom is about to change that. Asos wants to get physical. 
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Investors jolted as U.S. retailers show inflation hitting consumers

Investors jolted as U.S. retailers show inflation hitting consumers

Evidence of red-hot inflation seeping into the American economy is sending a chill through investors after major U.S. retailers reported people are cutting back on buying bigger-ticket items as they just try to get by.
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London leasing boom sees GPE return to profit

London leasing boom sees GPE return to profit

Yet more strong numbers from the commercial property sector on Thursday. Major London landlord Great Portland Estates joined its peers British Land and Landsec this week in delivering an upbeat performance for the year.
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John Lewis names new executive director

John Lewis names new executive director

​The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has a new Executive Director for People. Lisa Cherry will join the retail giant in early September. She replaces Nikki Humphrey who is to rejoin the Virgin Group. 
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M&S to move into new Lakeside flagship, takes ex-Debenhams space

M&S to move into new Lakeside flagship, takes ex-Debenhams space

M&S is continuing to open statement new stores as the UK retail giant enjoys a turnaround in its fortunes. It’s set to take over another former Debenhams site, at the Lakeside mall in Essex.
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Coats cuts jobs after South American unit disposals - report

Coats cuts jobs after South American unit disposals - report

​UK-based threads manufacturer Coats has cut a number of domestic jobs and replaced other roles as part of its new global strategy. The move comes after the the company recently sold its Brazil and Argentina business,
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Jaeger names new product boss with Suzi Avens stepping in

Jaeger names new product boss with Suzi Avens stepping in

​M&S’s premium Jaeger brand has named Suzi Avens as head of product. The ex-Cath Kidston and Boden exec joins as M&S continues its relaunch of Jaeger and puts plenty of support behind it both in-store and online.
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URW rolls out Westfield brand to trio of European flagship locations

URW rolls out Westfield brand to trio of European flagship locations

​Malls giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) is continuing to roll out its Westfield brand to more locations and has announced that it’s rebranding three flagship centres under that name.
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Grosvenor links with True on social shopping innovation hunt

Grosvenor links with True on social shopping innovation hunt

Landlord Grosvenor has launched an interesting project, unveiling “an innovation challenge seeking to find new technologies and partners that are putting customer experience at the heart of bricks and mortar retail”.
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