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Karen Millen

In the news: Departing Karen Millen chief executive Mike Shearwood

Qualified optician Mike Shearwood finds himself looking at retail through a new lens today, following his shock exit from the fashion specialist.

Retail Week Dispatch

Retail Week Dispatch

Keep up to date with the latest retail news and analysis using our live feed, tailored throughout the day by the Retail Week content team.

EBay turned 20 this week

15 facts about eBay as it marks 20 years in online retail

Ecommerce giant eBay celebrates its 20th birthday this week. Here are 15 facts about the world’s most iconic auction site.

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Karen Millen boss Mike Shearwood has left the retailer

Karen Millen boss Mike Shearwood stands down after buy-out plan shelved

Karen Millen chief executive Mike Shearwood has exited the fashion retailer after plans for a management buy-out were abandoned.

Sales on the high street plunged in August

High street records biggest sales drop since height of financial crisis

The high street recorded its biggest sales fall since 2008 this August after being hit by the strong pound and uncertainty over interest rates.

Sports Direct

Sports Direct faces bonus scheme challenge after shareholder group alert

Sports Direct is having planned changes to its bonus scheme challenged by influential shareholder group The Investment Association.

John Lewis infographic

Infographic: John Lewis experiences 'another difficult week' as sales drop

John Lewis has revealed a tough trading period has closed with “another difficult week” as sales fell for the fourth consecutive week in August.

How are buying habits for big-ticket furniture and homewares evolving?

Watch: How are buying habits for big-ticket furniture and homewares evolving? Video

Retail Week’s latest report, in association with DHL, explores how retailers can increase the sales of big-ticket items online.

Games has launched a social media-style careers portal

Game launches 'world's first' social network-style careers website

Game has launched a social network-style careers website, which the retailer claims is a world first.

Retail Week Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on August retail sales and shop vacancy rate

Retail news round-up on September 4, 2015: Worst August for retail sales since 2008 and shop vacancy rate jumps by 24%.

Online department store has teamed up with ITV\'s X Factor 2015

Very.co.uk picked as The X Factor 2015’s official fashion partner

Very to offer customers chance to shop the look of X Factor 2015 contestants

Sir Philip Green with students from the Fashion Retail Academy

Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green backs London fashion students

Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green has backed students from the Fashion Retail Academy when they visited the company’s offices in London.

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After a year at Tesco is Dave Lewis doing a good job?

Sales on the high street plunged in August

High street records biggest sales drop since height of financial crisis

The high street recorded its biggest sales fall since 2008 this August after being hit by the strong pound and uncertainty over interest rates.

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