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Former Sun European Partners operating partner Frank Maassen has been appointed as director general of French furniture and electricals chain But.
Ikea has opened pop-up shops in London train stations Liverpool Street and Waterloo as part of its ‘make more of your garden’ campaign.
US homewares giant Williams-Sonoma is to open its first store in the UK on London’s Tottenham Court Road, Retail Week has learned.
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Ikea’s new partnership with Marriott International is the latest example of a retailer venturing into the hotel business to strengthen its brand.
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The newly opened DFS store on Tottenham Court Road shows how an edge-of-town format can be adapted for the city.
Large retailers are buying smaller ones and there is good reason for them to do so, but they need to respect what they’ve acquired.