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John Lewis predicts 'homemade' Christmas, festive shopping is earlier than ever

John Lewis predicts 'homemade' Christmas, festive shopping is earlier than ever

​John Lewis has released a survey to show what Christmas shopping will be like this year and a key finding is that more people are shopping for gifts early. And many plan to make their own gifts this year too.
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Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

​Online sales are set to overtake physical retail for the first time this Christmas, according to a new prediction from delivery specialist ParcelHero. The company said Britons should spend £39.41bn online this time.
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All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

​Designer outlet malls giant McArthurGlen has announced some key changes in its executive team with its long-serving CEO taking a new role and two people replacing her.
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John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis has won the planning permission it wanted to allow it to convert almost half of its Oxford Street, London, flagship store into office space as part of its new strategy to return to sustainable profits. 
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Next beats Q3 expectations, sales rise, profit guidance upgraded

Next beats Q3 expectations, sales rise, profit guidance upgraded

​Next had a strong Q3 with full-price sales up 2.8% and total sales up 1.4%. That may seem tame by normal standards, but in the wake of the pandemic, it shows it to be one of the winners in hard-hit UK fashion retail. 
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Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet has thrived during the pandemic with the result that the online marketplace for small businesses is reportedly considering a sale to private equity or a trade bidder.
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Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

The ​London start-up has raised £0.5m “to power sustainable product verification” at a strong time for its business model after supply chain scandals and as consumers aim to buy more ethical and sustainable products.
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Cath Kidston reveals 'digital-first' focus, will reopen Piccadilly store

Cath Kidston reveals 'digital-first' focus, will reopen Piccadilly store

​Cath Kidston has shared details of its transformation plan following its administration filing and takeover earlier this year with the company to focus on international growth and digital channels. 
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UK footfall dips again, retailers can only dream of 2019-style crowded stores

UK footfall dips again, retailers can only dream of 2019-style crowded stores

​UK footfall to retail destinations continues to decline as coronavirus restrictions ranging from the fairly mild to almost-full lockdowns disrupt consumers shopping trips.
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Wales relaxes some non-essentials rules, but clothing ban remains

Wales relaxes some non-essentials rules, but clothing ban remains

​The Welsh government is standing by last week’s ruling to ban sales of clothing in supermarkets during its new “firebreak” lockdown, despite an outcry from consumers.
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Connor Owens is new head of Hammerson's Irish ops

Connor Owens is new head of Hammerson's Irish ops

​Property giant Hammerson has named Connor Owens as its new Director of Ireland, heading up its business in the Republic and leading the operation across a portfolio that includes Dundrum Town Centre.
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Debenhams suitors get three-day deadline to make firm bids

Debenhams suitors get three-day deadline to make firm bids

​The fate of Debenhams and the 12,000 jobs of its staff are likely to be decided this week as potential new owners have been given a three-day deadline to make a bid.
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Roberto Cavalli puts Fausto Puglisi in charge of design

Roberto Cavalli puts Fausto Puglisi in charge of design

The Sicily-born, Milan-based stylist is taking charge with immediate effect as design consultant, but his first collection for Roberto Cavalli will be unveiled in January 2021.
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Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

Expect tough winter as UK consumer confidence tumbles, luxury could suffer

UK retail took a big hit on Friday with negative news that consumer confidence plummeted in October with GfK’s index delivering worsening figures ahead of what could be a dismal Christmas selling period.
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London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

London landlord Shaftesbury raises £307m, Capco invest further £65m

​Shaftesbury became the latest London landlord on Thursday to announce that it's raising extra capital with the company issuing new shares in order to raise £307 million.
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​Next denies destroying documents in equal pay claim

​Next denies destroying documents in equal pay claim

Next has been accused of destroying documentary evidence in an equal pay claim bought by the fashion retailer’s store staff.
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