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Karl Albrecht, the reclusive German co-founder of Aldi, died last Wednesday (July 16) at the age of 94.
John Lewis ended its summer Sale with 18.8% growth year on year last week, driven by a stellar performance in its home department.
Retail sales volumes in June grew 3.6%, compared to last year and by 0.1% on the previous month, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Retail news round-up on July 23, 2014: Lidl paid ‘over £25m’ in tax, Made.com launches social network platform, Shareholders question Philip Clarke’s pay-off, and more.
Cath Kidston has sold a stake in the business to private equity firm Baring Asia as it plans over 100 stores in China within three years.
Retail news round-up on July 21, 2014: Mothercare finance chief poised to join Debenhams, Tesco to build 4,000 UK homes, Argos to trial same day delivery and more
Mr Awkright’s Tool Emporium has opened in central Leeds and uses shoppers nostalgia to its advantage with its throwback store design.
Hamburg is home to Ikea’s first ‘Citystore’, a new format with a smaller store footprint designed to cater to urban shoppers.
Retailers must leverage knowledge of their customers’ needs to optimise their ecommerce offers if they want to succeed in online retail.
The food sector is battling the harshest trading environment in its history while non-food begins to leverage a long-awaited return of consumer confidence.