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Andrew Higginson has been hired as the new Morrisons chairman and at the same time he has stepped down as Poundland chairman. Retail Week profiled Higginson when he was appointed to Poundland in 2012.
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Tycoon Mike Ashley has warned that unless European sports retailers welcome overtures from his Sports Direct business as it seeks international deals they face destruction at its hands.
Retail news round-up on July 31, 2014: Consumer confidence slips for first time in six months, Matalan contributes to Rana Plaza victims’ trust fund, Amazon to inject $2bn in Indian operations
Value fashion retailer Bonmarché has reported a 13.5% surge in like-for-likes in the 13 weeks to June 28.
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M&S poached Tesco’s Carl Dawson to become its new IT director. Retail Week looks at what he needs to focus on in his new role.
Amazon’s shares fell 10% last night, following news of its second quarter loss. Retail Week asks if it is time for Amazon to start focusing on profits?
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There’s no doubt that Next is now an established leader on the British high street. Its stores are everywhere and yummy mummies rave about it.
Retailers must leverage knowledge of their customers’ needs to optimise their ecommerce offers if they want to succeed in online retail.