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US furniture giant Williams-Sonoma opened its first UK store today under the West Elm fascia.
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Lakeland is in talks with potential franchise partners in India and the Far East as it pushes ahead with its international growth plans.
Findel sales jumped 5.2% in the first half of the year leading to an increase in operating profit as the group’s turnaround initiatives gain traction.
N Brown said it has built on the strong trade recorded in its full year with like-for-likes climbing 7.8% in the 17 weeks to June 29.
Home shopping group N Brown’s new chief executive Angela Spindler took up her role today.
Queues in Argos stores would become a thing of the past under the ambitious vision of new managing director John Walden as he reinvents the business as a “digital retail leader”.
Catalogue shopping analysis
Predictive analytics sounds futuristic, but some retailers are already crunching the numbers to improve efficiency. Lindsay Clarke charts what Tesco and German retailer Otto are doing.
Under new chief executive Alex Baldock, home shopping group Shop Direct plans to develop a world-class digital offer.
Catalogue shopping comment
Next’s full-year figures showed that the fashion powerhouse remains a pastmaster in multichannel retailing.
The much anticipated strategic review of Argos by its managing director John Walden was delivered this week from the relative comfort of a first-half performance that registered like-for-like sales growth of 0.6%.