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Carpetright third quarter trading improved

Carpetright trading improves in Q3 after new Boxing Day promotions

Carpetright has reported like-for-like sales up 7.5% in the UK in its third quarter following new Boxing Day offers.

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Tesco to close ebook business

Tesco to close Blinkbox Books after failing to find buyer

Tesco is to close its e-book service Blinkbox Books after failing to find a buyer, the move follows the sale of music streaming service Blinkbox Music.

Walgreens appoints global CFO

Walgreens appoints George Fairweather as global chief financial officer

Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed George Fairweather as its global chief financial officer.

Retail Week Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Tesco and Uniqlo

Retail news round-up on January 27, 2015: Tesco to close Blinkbox Books; and Uniqlo to enter the Canadian market.

Tesco and Sainsbury’s have been swift to buy digital entertainment platforms and launch their own services to compete with Amazon and Apple

Amazon took quarter of entertainment spend in the fourth quarter of 2014

Amazon raked in one in every four pounds spent on entertainment in the last quarter of 2014, as the supermarkets saw their marketshare fall.

Mike Ashley is considering buying Evans Cycles

Mike Ashley eyes Evans Cycles acquisition to bolster Sports Direct business

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is competing against a number of retail names in a bid to buy Evans Cycles.

Card Factory is weighing up a bid for Paperchase

Card Factory weighs up acquisition bid for upmarket rival Paperchase

Card Factory is considering placing a bid for upmarket rival Paperchase, which was put up for sale in October with a £150m asking price.


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Retail Week Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on BHS, Evans Cycles, Paperchase and more

Retail news round-up on January 26, 2015: Sir Philip Green to sell BHS; Mike Ashley in running to buy Evans Cycles; Card Factory considers Paperchase bid; and David Potts in pole position for Morrisons job.

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