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Waitrose today opened its first train station store in London’s King’s Cross and says it sees a “huge opportunity” to target travel consumers.
With news that John Lewis is preparing to enter the opticians market by trialling two stores, what competition will it face?
Savers has posted a jump in sales and profits as it plans to open more stores, taking advantage of consumer appetite for discount retailers.
John Lewis is eyeing a launch into spectacles with the trial of an opticians in its Westfield Stratford and Cardiff stores.
Sales of fast-moving consumer goods such as soft drinks and toiletries are growing at the slowest pace for five years, according to Nielsen.
LloydsPharmacy has opened its first Betterlife store selling healthcare and mobility aids after previously running the brand as an etail business.
Like-for-like sales in July decreased 0.3% as retailers failed to emulate the period last year, which was boosted by the royal baby and British sporting wins.
Walgreens and Alliance Boots will merge in February 2015. Retail Week speaks to Alliance Boots managing director of health and beauty for the UK and ROI and future president of Boots Simon Roberts.
Retailers must leverage knowledge of their customers’ needs to optimise their ecommerce offers if they want to succeed in online retail.
Whether walking into a store anywhere across the globe or connecting online, it remains true that creating customer loyalty is at the heart of successful retail.