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Former Carpetright boss Darren Shapland has been appointed as Poundland chairman today. Retail Week profiled Shapland in 2012 when he was hired by Carpetright.
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Next has increased its full-year expectations for the second time this year, following a bumper first half as it hits the expansion trail for its home format.
Retail news round-up on July 29, 2014: Poundland appoints former Carpetright boss Darren Shapland as its chairman, Next raises full-year profit guidance for second time and Carpetright posts 5.2% sales jump
British brands Topshop and Topman will launch on fashion website Zalando in September as part of their European expansion drive.
John Lewis ended its summer Sale with 18.8% growth year on year last week, driven by a stellar performance in its home department.
Supermarkets are cutting back on hours worked and equivalent full-time jobs in retail fell in the second quarter despite growth in store numbers.
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.
Geoff Gower, managing creative partner at ais London shares his view on the design and usability of Lacoste and Svpply.com’s retail websites.
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.