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Alliance Boots\' Ken Murphy said the retailer will create new laboratories

Boots wins approval for Nottingham Enterprise Zone property development

Alliance Boots has won approval for plans to develop land at its Nottingham premises to create new labs as well as homes and offices.

Retailers are holding out for a rush in the last few days before Christmas after Black Friday disrupted festive shopping patterns.

Christmas success rides on final days after shopping patterns skewed

Retailers are banking on a last-minute shopper rush for seasonal success after Black Friday disrupted shopping patterns in the golden quarter.

Retail Week\'s Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on inflation, the Co-op Bank and Scotland

Retail news round-up on December 17, 2014: UK inflation decelerates in November, the Co-op Bank fails stress test, and sales in Scotland fall.

John Lewis said its systems stood up to the challenge of unprecedented Black Friday online orders

John Lewis says systems 'stood up to challenge' of soaring Black Friday orders Video

John Lewis said its systems “stood up to the challenge” of unprecedented Black Friday online orders as sales rose last week.

Alliance Boots\' executive chairman will head up the merged company once the Walgreens deal has gone through

Alliance Boots' Pessina to step up as interim head of Walgreens Alliance Boots

Stefano Pessina is to become boss of Walgreens Alliance Boots with Walgreens president Greg Wasson to retire when the businesses merge.

With anywhere between 25% and 60% of traffic coming through a mobile device, Superdrug, LK Bennett and B&Q, to name but a few, will be losing sales every day because they don’t have  mobile-optimised sites.

Comment: Sales knowledge is vital to ecommerce success

Retailers must leverage knowledge of their customers’ needs to optimise their ecommerce offers if they want to succeed in online retail.

Hema, Victoria Shopping Centre, London, U.K. Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Photographer: Jason Alden

Comment: Will Hema's Dutch courage pay off as it opens its first UK store?

The arrival of Dutch variety store Hema in the UK will not only brighten up the high street, its eclectic offer will also prove popular with shoppers.


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