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Read the Retail Week John Lewis special anniversary issue as a fully digital edition.
Value fashion powerhouse Primark has struck a deal with US giant Sears to lease space for seven stores in the country.
Department store chain Fenwick has hired former Tesco executive Christine Cross as a non-executive director as it bolsters its board.
Qatar Holding has acquired 20% of Hong Kong and Chinese department store group Lifestyle International Holdings for $616m (£381m).
The Great British Bake Off final cooked up a sales increase at Waitrose last week as John Lewis also recorded strong weekly results.
Retail news round-up on October 17, 2014: Shop Direct promotes areth Jones to deputy chief executive; John Lewis sales increase 12.9% as cooler weather sets in; MK One founder Mark Brafman jailed
Westfield Stratford is the location for the first John Lewis opticians, which opened this morning in a tie-up with glasses and sunglass company Luxottica.
Debenhams has taken inspiration from supermarket displays for its Oxford Street flagship store’s windows.
Powerful poster campaigns are few and far between these days so when they do appear, as in HoF’s latest ad, they are all the more striking.
How many additional areas can be added to a department store’s core competence without compromising the whole enterprise?