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Courier firm Yodel has suspended collections from distribution hubs after an unprecedented surge in demand following Black Friday.
Alliance Boots has won approval for plans to develop land at its Nottingham headquarters to create new labs as well as homes and offices.
Retailers are banking on a last-minute shopper rush for seasonal success after Black Friday disrupted shopping patterns in the golden quarter.
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 as sales rose last week.
Stefano Pessina is to become boss of Walgreens Alliance Boots with Walgreens president Greg Wasson to retire when the businesses merge.
Christmas spend is set to peak on December 23, with retailers expected to rake in £1.3bn in sales, according to Visa.
Thanks to Black Friday, the BRC sales monitor reveals a strong performance in November, but some sectors continue to struggle.
Retailers must leverage knowledge of their customers’ needs to optimise their ecommerce offers if they want to succeed in online retail.
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.