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John Lewis said warm weather and its new store in York (pictured) propelled sales growth last week.

Warm weather and Easter holidays propel sales at John Lewis and Waitrose

John Lewis said warm weather and its new store in York propelled sales growth of 13% last week.

March retail sales fell 1.7 per cent on a like-for-like basis against a 1.9 per cent increase last year when Easter fell earlier on in the year.

March retail like-for-likes fall 1.7% due to tough Easter comparatives

March retail sales fell 1.7% on a like-for-like basis due to the timing of Easter, which falls later this year.

Inflation fell to 1.6 per cent, down from 1.7 per cent in February and the third consecutive month it has been below the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target.

Inflation drops below 2% target for third consecutive month

Inflation fell to 1.6% in March, down from 1.7% in February and the third consecutive month it has been below the Bank of England’s 2% target.

Waitrose and John Lewis sales jumped last week as shoppers started preparations for the Easter bank holiday weekend .

Infographic: John Lewis sales up as shoppers prepare for Easter

John Lewis and Waitrose sales jumped last week as shoppers started preparing for the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Ao.com confirmed that it finished its year in line with market expectations

Ao.com unveils 40% growth in full year sales

Ao.com has confirmed that it finished its year to March 31 in line with market expectations with unaudited sales growth of 40%.

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Comment: Restructuring in retail – the foundation on which IPOs are built

With the window for retail IPOs now well and truly open, at least for the time being, the list of potential floats now appears to stretch out well into the second half of 2014.

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