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For far too long, the big four were unwieldy and top-heavy bureaucratic machines, but the grocery world is changing.
Retail sales suffered a surprise fall last month but underlying consumer confidence remains upbeat, experts said.
Sales at both John Lewis and Waitrose fell last week as the timing of Easter and challenging trading conditions took their toll.
Maplin group marketing officer Breffni Walsh has parted company with the electricals retailer after just over a year in the role.
Dixons Carphone chief executive Seb James has promised the retailer will begin selling the Apple Watch in “due course”.
Maplin will feature a robot that can be trained to do household tasks in its next marketing campaign as it seeks to triple brand awareness.
The Office of Fair Trading’s Sale of Goods Act ‘hub’ is a useful tool to help retailers protect their business as well as keep customers happy.
Easter falling earlier this year caused a jump in like-for-likes and was further boosted by an improved food performance.
Co-operative boss Richard Pennycook believes the group has “turned the corner” after returning to profit in 2014 following a torrid year.
Mergers frequently have a habit of failing to deliver the promised benefits, but not Dixons Carphone.
Having navigated two sizeable trading humps over the Christmas period, Dixons Carphone is looking like a retail thoroughbred.