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N Brown boss Angela Spindler said the retailer was “’knocked sideways” by the unusually warm weather that led the company to issue a profit warning.
Kitchenwares retailer Lakeland has opened its first stores in India and is planning more.
TV shopping channel Sit-Up, which operates Price Drop and Bid TV, has collapsed into administration just a month after it secured a CVA.
Express Gifts owner Findel revealed sales jumped 5% in its full year as it expects profits to be “substantially” ahead year on year.
N Brown revealed “robust, reliable growth” over the Christmas trading period, and it plans to step up investment for its overseas growth plans.
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With the World Cup on our screens this summer we examine retailers preparations and expectations for the world’s biggest football event.
Head of ecommerce Paul Hornby shared the seven-year story of Shop Direct’s transformation from a catalogue business to a digital retailer at the Oracle Retail Exchange in New York during last week’s NRF.
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Next posted £695m pre-tax profit to the end of January, bucking the trend of flat or declining growth faced by many retailers.
Next’s full-year figures showed that the fashion powerhouse remains a pastmaster in multichannel retailing.