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US furniture giant Williams-Sonoma opened its first UK store today under the West Elm fascia.
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99p Stores has extended its £25m banking facility with Barclays to fund a raft of new stores.
Supermarkets are adding more trading space in the UK than shopping centres for the first time, CBRE data shows.
Retail news round-up December 9, 2013: Argos launches advertising agency review, John Lewis records sales up 1.8%, Morrisons cuts window cleaning to save costs, Irish M&S wokers strike over pension, Primark to grow by one million sq ft this year and the UK’s first ‘social supermarket’ opens
Communities secretary Eric Pickles has unveiled a £1bn package of support to boost UK high streets including tackling parking.
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed he will cap business rates for large businesses at 2% as he unveils a raft of measures to boost high streets.
Retail Week asked Twitter what they thought of the announcements made in the Autumn Statement. Here are the key points made by retailers and property experts.
US retail giant Williams-Sonoma makes its UK landfall as its West Elm fascia opens in central London.
Convergence has been the watchword of 2013. In the past 12 months that has manifested itself in how the digital and physical retail worlds have collided as technology is embraced within shopping centres and stores.
In ancient Rome the citizens had a propensity for hanging out in public baths, the French, at least as far as the stereotype goes, spent all their time sitting and chatting outside cafes and of course the English had their Renaissance coffee houses, Gin Lane and of course the pub.