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Wilko rebranded from Wilkinson this year

Redundancies loom as Wilko puts head office staff into consultation

Value retailer Wilko has put 170 head office staff – a quarter of the total at its Worksop base – into a consultation likely to lead to job cuts.

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Debenhams full year profits tumbled, driven by high levels of discounting in the January Sales after lower than expected sales in the run up to Christmas last year.

Debenhams full-year profits tumble as January discounting dents margins

Debenhams has revealed a 20.6% slump in full-year group underlying pretax profits as deep January Sale promotions dented margins.

Retail sales volumes in September slipped month-on-month as demand for fashion slumped in the warm weather.

September retail sales slip as demand for fashion slumps in warm weather

Retail sales volumes in September slipped 0.3% month on month as demand for fashion slumped in the unseasonably warm weather.

Etail Power List infographic

Infographic: Etail Power List 2014 in numbers

The Etail Power List of this year’s most influential retailers in ecommerce will be released tomorrow – here are some interesting facts and figures from the list.

Convenience stores have contributed to a record low in numbers of staff per store

Number of staff per store falls to record low as shopping habits change

The number of full-time staff per store fell to a record low in the third quarter as retailers shifted to smaller-format stores.

Fashion price tracker – online womenswear data

Infographic: Fashion price tracker – online womenswear data

Fashion price data from the week ending October 21, 2014: The average online price per item and percentage of products on markdown from the top ten womenswear retailers.

Retail Week\'s Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Tesco, Debenhams and falling numbers of store staff

Retail news round-up on October 23, 2014:Tesco confirms it has overstated profits by £263m as chairman prepares to stand down, Debenhams profits slump 20%, Number of staff per store falls to record low

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