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With the news that John Lewis is preparing to trial opticians stores, what competition is it going to come up against?

Need to know: The opticians market as John Lewis plans to enter

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.

Sales and profits jump at Superdrug's sister firm Savers

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 store.

John Lewis eyes move into opticians market

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, cereals and toiletries are growing at the slowest pace for five years, according to Neilsen.

FMCG sales growing at slowest pace for five years, says Nielsen

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’s Betterlife store in New Wortley, Leeds

In pictures: Lloyds opens 'independent living' store Betterlife

LloydsPharmacy has opened its first Betterlife store selling healthcare and mobility aids after previously running the brand as an etail business.

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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