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Kate Bostock has stood down from Coast after two years as chief executive

Coast chief executive Kate Bostock stands down after two years

Coast chief executive Kate Bostock has stood down from the role and the retailer will now be led by Andrew Skinner, Retail Week can reveal.

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McColl\'s chairman John Coleman has stepped down

McColl's chairman John Coleman steps down with immediate effect

McColl’s chairman John Coleman has stepped down from his role with immediate effect “to focus on new opportunities”, the retailer has revealed.

Wiggle is closing all its Homebase concessions

Wiggle closes Homebase concessions due to 'circumstances outside our control'

Wiggle is closing all of its concessions in Homebase stores this month despite it previously revealing it had plans to roll out more.

George MacDonald and Luke Tugby host The Retail Week

The Retail Week: Amazon Fresh, Aldi and Sainsbury's updates and John Dixon Video

Catch up on this week’s big retail stories with analysis from executive editor George MacDonald and grocery reporter Luke Tugby.

Ian Cheshire is calling for a review of the living wage

Former Kingfisher boss Sir Ian Cheshire calls for living wage review

Former Kingfisher boss Sir Ian Cheshire, who is a government adviser to the civil service, has called for a review of the living wage.

Loaf Shack in Battersea

Store gallery: Loaf moves into bricks-and-mortar with 'Loaf Shack' launch

Furniture etailer Loaf has opened what it claims to be “the most laid-back store in Britain” as it ventures into bricks and mortar.

US retail titan Walmart is wielding the axe on 450 jobs at its headquarters in Arkansas as it restructures its management team.

Walmart to axe 450 jobs as it restructures head office team

US retail titan Walmart will wield the axe on 450 jobs at its headquarters in Arkansas as it restructures its management team.  

Tesco has sold its Homeplus business in South Korea, but the City is keen to hear updates on the grocer\'s other overseas operations.

Analysis: Tesco's international arm will face scrutiny at its half-year update

Tesco is expected to post positive interims next week, but its struggling overseas operations are set to face a brighter than usual spotlight.

John Lewis infographic

John Lewis sales surge after 'amazing first week' at Grand Central store

Sales at John Lewis surged last week after an “amazing first week of sales” at its new department store in Birmingham’s Grand Central.

Apple is integrating its App Store onto set-top television box

Amazon to pull sales of Apple and Google video-streaming devices

Amazon is to halt the sale of video-streaming devices from rivals Google and Apple that aren’t compatible with its own media service.  


Will personalised promotions, such as Waitrose and Boots’ schemes, become the norm?

UK shoppers\' confidence has risen

Analysis: Global economy rattles retailers’ mood but consumer confidence rises

In the third of Retail Week’s quarterly analysis reports, we ask whether the mood among the UK’s top retail bosses has changed.


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