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Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke said he is determined to see through the turnaround of Tesco and vowed the grocer will emerge as a leader once again.
John Lewis said warm weather and its new store in York propelled sales growth of 13% last week.
March retail sales fell 1.7% on a like-for-like basis due to the timing of Easter, which falls later this year.
Inflation fell to 1.6% in March, down from 1.7% in February and the third consecutive month it has been below the Bank of England’s 2% target.
Homebase has signed a three-year contract with data firm Sky IQ to help the retailer better understand the impact of its TV advertising.
Soak & Sleep, the bed and bath etailer chaired by Sir Stuart Rose, is to expand overseas for the first time and introduce new product categories as part of its growth plans.
UK retail sales fell 1.7% on a like-for-like basis in March, as the later timing of Easter distorted figures, according to BRC-KPMG.
Electricals giant Dixons has launched two new-store designs – one a Currys and PC World in London’s Canary Wharf shopping centre and the second featuring a remodelled kitchen department at the Thurrock megastore.
Good weather and rising consumer confidence should help DIY shopping locations to shine over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
The recent flooding claimed its first retail scalp last week when home furnishings chain Paul Simon filed for administration.