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Waitrose boss Mark Price has warned on first half profits as it goes through a period of “unprecedented investment” in the business.

'Unprecedented investment' to take toll on Waitrose first-half profits

Waitrose boss Mark Price has flagged that there will be an impact on first-half profits as “unprecedented investment” is made in the business.

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Sunday Trading laws limit some retailers\' hours

Analysis: Should Sunday trading restrictions be relaxed?

The Sunday Trading Act that came into force 20 years ago this month ended years of wrangling over whether retailers should open seven days a week.

Consumers think longer Sunday trading hours could benefit high streets

Longer Sunday trading hours could benefit all on the high street, consumers believe

Twenty years to the month after the liberalisation of Sunday trading, more than half of consumers believe further relaxation of the rules would benefit high streets as they emerge from the downturn.

Hobbs is restructuring following a difficult period

Hobbs restructures and sets sights on US expansion

Fashion retailer Hobbs is restructuring following a business review designed to put it back on track following tough trading that led to backer 3i writing down its value.

Furniture boosts John Lewis sales

Infographic: Furniture boosts John Lewis as sales jump 9.4% in first half

A strong performance in furniture helped boost John Lewis’ sales 8.5% to £69.4m last week taking its growth for its first half to 9.4%.

Agent Provocateur\'s owner is holding a beauty parade of bankers to manage the auction.

Agent Provocateur up for sale with £200m price tag

Private equity firm 3i is eyeing a £200m sale of Agent Provocateur and is holding a beauty parade of bankers to manage the auction.

Breakfast briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Hobbs, Argos and New Look

Retail news round-up on August 1, 2014: Hobbs restructures, Argos uses augmented reality in catalogue and New Look awards customer experience account.

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Hobbs is restructuring following a difficult period

Hobbs restructures and sets sights on US expansion

Fashion retailer Hobbs is restructuring following a business review designed to put it back on track following tough trading that led to backer 3i writing down its value.

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