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Chinese New Year will boost UK shopping but growth is slowing says Global Blue

Chinese New Year will boost UK shopping but growth is slowing says Global Blue

Chinese New Year remains a key shopping event for visitors to the UK but it’s seeing rivals to its status as the biggest spending period for Chinese ‘globe shoppers’.
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West End expects £17m boost from Chinese New Year shoppers

West End expects £17m boost from Chinese New Year shoppers

Coronavirus may be causing some uncertainty around the Lunar New Year shopping event for Chinese travellers, but London’s West End is still expecting high spending from tourists.
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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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Asos comeback: e-tailer on track as peak period sales rise 20% globally

Asos comeback: e-tailer on track as peak period sales rise 20% globally

Asos said it delivered an “encouraging” start to its financial year when it issued a trading update on Thursday, with the four months to December 31 seeing both total group revenue and total group sales up 20%.
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Condé Nast names new chief product and technology officer

Condé Nast names new chief product and technology officer

Sanjay Bhakta will start his new job on 27 January, overseeing all areas of Condé Nast’s global technology strategy and services and product development. 
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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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Burberry hails strong Q3, sales rise despite Hong Kong halving

Burberry hails strong Q3, sales rise despite Hong Kong halving

Burberry’s Q3 update offered further signs of the strength of the firm’s growth strategy. It had “a good quarter” and “continued to shift consumer perceptions of our brand and align the network to our new vision”.
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Winter Love Island to "boost economy" as beauty sales soar at Argos

Winter Love Island to "boost economy" as beauty sales soar at Argos

The winter version of Love Island is having a big impact on product sales in Britain, a release from general merchandise retailer Argos claimed on Tuesday, with beauty tools and other products surging.
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Jigsaw to close luxe emporium The Shop at Bluebird this weekend

Jigsaw to close luxe emporium The Shop at Bluebird this weekend

The Jigsaw-owned luxury multi-brand store The Shop at Bluebird is to close on Sunday, a further sign of the challenges in the UK retail sector at present.
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L'Oréal, Unilever among global companies leading the way on tackling climate change: CDP

L'Oréal, Unilever among global companies leading the way on tackling climate change: CDP

L'Oréal and Unilever are among the major brands to appear on the 2019 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ‘A List.
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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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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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