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PwC has revealed 628 head office staff at Phones 4u are being made redundant

Vodafone acquires 140 Phones 4u stores as 628 head office staff made redundant

Phones 4u’s administrator has made 628 redundancies at its head office as Vodafone steps in to buy 140 stores and take on 887 of its employees.

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Jack Wills poised to expand Asia business as EBITDA grows

Jack Wills poised to expand Asia business as EBITDA grows

Preppy fashion retailer Jack Wills unveiled plans to expand in the Far East as it revealed sales and EBITDA growth in its full year to February 2.

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River Island invests to become 'multi-country, multichannel brand'

Fashion retailer River Island’s profits dipped in its last financial year because of “strong” investment in transforming itself into a “multi-country, multichannel brand”.

99p Stores may be a discounter but, after launching a broadband service last week and introducing coffee and bakeries to its shops, it seems the value war is no longer just about price as the brand makes a play for the convenience market.

Analysis: 99p Stores targets convenience supermarkets with retail overhaul

The budget retailer 99p Stores is undergoing an overhaul and raising its ambitions, chief operating officer Tony Brown tells Retail Week.

Marks & Spencer has sold through Alibaba since December 2012

Comment: Alibaba is the perfect springboard for China ecomm expansion, says M&S

According to reports, Alibaba – China’s e-commerce giant - is set to break records with the largest Initial Public Offering (IPO) in history, as it floats its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Phones 4u administrator PwC has ruled out a debt for equity swap

Phones 4u eleventh hour rescue deal ruled out by administrator

Phones 4u administrator PwC has ruled out a last minute rescue plan that would have involved the retailer’s bondholders taking part in a debt-for-equity swap.

The retail industry has joined forces to launch a campaign to boost careers in the sector and transform its image as a career.

Industry joins forces to launch Retail Matters careers campaign

The retail industry has come together to launch a campaign to boost careers in the sector and transform its image as an employer.

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