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Sainsbury's £1.4bn takeover of Argos owner Home Retail Group given unconditional green light by competition watchdog

This is Money - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has been given approval by the UK's competition regulator to proceed with its £1.4billion takeover of Argos owner Home Retail Group. The Competition and Markets Authority said today it had 'unconditionally' cleared the ...
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British retail spending drops sharply in June

The Guardian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Melanie Richard, ONS head of retail sales, said: “All types of stores showed growth in June with the exception of clothing and footwear, which struggled again due to the changeable weather.

EconomyUK retail sales drop 0.9% amid 'disaster' for fashion industry

Financial Times - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
UK retail sales fell faster than expected last month as June's wet weather dampened appetite for summer clothing. Retail sales, excluding petrol, fell 0.9 per cent month-on-month last month from a 0.9 per cent rise the previous month, worse than the 0 ...

Retail Managers

Croydon Advertiser - ‎18 hours ago‎
Charity shops are more popular than ever and the retail shops for St Christopher's raise over one million pound per year to support the Hospice.

Cattle market could become a retail complex

Grimsby Telegraph - ‎9 hours ago‎
LINCOLNSHIRE'S only surviving cattle market could become a retail complex - according to suggestions made in the latest report on its future.

Retail development in Cumbernauld to create 200 jobs

BBC News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Two hundred jobs are to be created in Cumbernauld after plans were approved for a £25m retail development. North Lanarkshire Council unanimously approved plans for a new neighbourhood centre in Westfield.

Food is ruling retail real estate, and food trucks are moving in

CNBC - ‎21 hours ago‎
For the first time nearly two decades, restaurant sales surpassed supermarket sales last year. The turnaround is now showing up in retail real estate, as landlords seek to not only profit from the new normal, but reinvent the now-suffering retail mall.
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ANALYSIS How will the launch of Amazon Flex change retail? - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The retailer emphasises that work allocations, through delivery blocks that can total up to 24 hours a week, may change from week to week and are not guaranteed.

Vietnam set for retail expansion

Warc - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
HO CHI MINH CITY: International retail brands are eyeing up expansion in Vietnam, where modern trade channels account for a quarter of retail business and new opportunities are opening up as trade agreements remove barriers. The country is on the brink ...

Retail spending drops in June

Drapers - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Deloitte UK head of retail Ian Geddes said: “In a week when the country has been scrabbling for shade, it is easy to forget June's damp start to summer.
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Retail props up first half revenue at Heathrow

TRBusiness - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
London Heathrow Airport - one of the world's top five locations for duty free and travel retail sales - saw retail revenue grow by a strong +7.7%, well above the +1% revenue rise across the whole business. Passenger numbers in the period grew ...

Comment: What will the price be for retailers after Brexit?

Retail Gazette (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
UK retailers, like all businesses, are facing several years of uncertainty following the Brexit vote. This uncertainty will not be alleviated until the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union are defined and UK legislation is either ...

Choko la embarks on travel retail expansion

The Moodie Davitt Report - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Indian chocolate specialist Choko la is to make its debut in international travel retail at Singapore Changi Airport next month.

Retail Think Tank Warns Of Uncertain Times Ahead

Namnews - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Following its recent quarterly meeting, the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has released its latest findings, stating that the health of UK retail fell in the second quarter of 2016. The RTT's Retail Health Index (RHI) dropped one point to 83, the ...

Comment: The importance of investing in skills for young retail employees

Retail Gazette (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Last Friday (July 15) marked World Youth Skills Day, a day to reflect on how skills development can improve youth employment across the world.

Weak retail sales weigh on FTSE

Property Week - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The ECB left monetary policy unchanged, noting that financial markets had been fairly resilient since the EU referendum. Retailers were also among the biggest fallers after disappointing June retail sales figures. Shares in fashion retailer Next fell ...
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MPs slam Mike Ashley for poor working conditions at Sports Direct

Retail Gazette (blog) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
They found employees working in Sports Direct's retail outlets and at its warehouse in Shirebrook, Derbyshire were treated as “commodities” instead of human beings.

Thames Water to exit business retail market

Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Thames Water is to transfer all its retail activities for its business customers to a different utility. Castle Water will provide billing, cash collection and associated services for Thames Water's non-domestic customers when the retail water market ...
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Online retail giant Amazon to open plant in Carrickfergus

the Irish News - ‎22 hours ago‎
THE world's largest online retailer Amazon is to open a facility in Carrickfergus from next week, employing 18 permanent staff and working with four local delivery companies employing 130 drivers.

Iceland one step closer in securing spot at Chichester Retail Park

Chichester Observer - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Iceland looks to be one step closer in securing a place at Barnfield Retail Park after Chichester District Council permitted a change in conditions for the unit.