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A1 November 2014

Digital edition: Land Securities Retail - A1 magazine November 2014

Read the Land Securities Retail A1 magazine as a fully digital edition.

Retail sales endured a surprise fall last month but underlying consumer confidence remains upbeat, experts said.

Surprise fall in March retail sales but consumer confidence upbeat

Retail sales suffered a surprise fall last month but underlying consumer confidence remains upbeat, experts said.

Wickes sales rose

Wickes reports continued sales growth up 8.7% in first quarter

Travis Perkins’ consumer arm, which largely consists of Wickes, has reported continued sales growth of 8.7% for its first quarter in 2015.

Pets at Home saw like-for-like sales jump 4.2% in its first year since floating on the stock exchange, driven by a focus on health and wellbeing.

Pets at Home like-for-likes and revenues jump after focus on health

Pets at Home saw like-for-like sales jump 4.2% in its first year since floating on the stock exchange, driven by a focus on health and wellbeing.

Poundworld has launched an ecommerce site as part of its strategy to drive sales growth across Europe, eight months after it scrapped initial plans for an online operation

Poundworld launches ecommerce site to drive sales growth across Europe

Poundworld has launched an ecommerce site as it aims to drive European sales, eight months after it scrapped initial plans for an online operation.

Walmart vs the church

Court reverses ruling for Walmart board to vote on firearms sales policies

A federal appeals court has reversed a ruling that would have required Walmart to allow shareholders to vote on firearms sales policies.

Regardless of the results of the upcoming general election, it is vital for the retailers to work with the government to improve the sector.

Comment: How retailers can influence the next government

Regardless of the results of the upcoming general election, it is vital for the retailers to work with the government to improve the sector.

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Comment: M&S must accelerate the pace of change for continued success

Marks & Spencer’s latest results could show that Bolland’s strategy has begun to bear fruit, but continued improvement is still needed.

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