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Sainsbury’s director of property development Philip Bell-Brown has been appointed to Dixons

Dixons hires Sainsbury's director Philip Bell-Brown as property director

Sainsbury’s director of property development Philip Bell-Brown has been poached by Dixons to assist with merging its stores with Carphone Warehouse.

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Birchbox takes the website’s fresh-faced and youthful ambience and translates it in the physical space through the use of birch wood on the floors and around the perimeter.

Store gallery: Birchbox New York delivers with first store

Online beauty company Birchbox has opened shop – Retail Week looks at how they have translated online personalisation to an in-store format.

The Ikea Citystore includes an in-store cafe.

Story gallery: Ikea downsizes with experimental store format

Hamburg is home to Ikea’s first ‘Citystore’, a new format with a smaller store footprint designed to cater to urban shoppers.

NikeLab uses corrugated cardboard to display running shoes.

Store gallery: NikeLab 1948 takes sportswear off the beaten track

Nike’s Shoreditch store combines style with substance to create a retail environment that is as much about marketing as it is about sportswear.

With a 50,000 sq ft footprint, the ‘World of Food’ is a large store, so to give the interior a more human scale, the decision was made to adopt a market-style approach.

Store gallery: The Netherlands’ DekaMarkt returns to its roots

Holland’s oldest grocery chain Dekamarkt has taken its new concept store to market. Retail Week takes a turn around the Haarlem store.

‘Project Orange’ is an initiative to bring back the “warmth” to its identity. Evidence of this can be seen at the Bradway Road Sainsbury’s Local store in Sheffield.

Store gallery: How does Sainsbury's ensure consistent appeal?

Sainsbury’s has continually evolved store design without losing focus. Retail Week speaks to the grocer’s head of retail design.

Superdrug Beauty Studio

In pictures: Superdrug unveils new high-end format, Beauty Studio

Superdrug has unveiled its new high-end beauty store format, which combines retail with a raft of express beauty treatments.

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Kiddicare

Comment: Kiddicare's edge-of-town stores should be substituted for a laptop

Big edge-of-town retailers’ have been under pressure for some time, but can they be attractive?

Marks and Spencer and Tesco demonstrate that the role of the modern CFO does not stop at finance but extends into every aspect of retail.

Comment: A retail finance director’s remit goes beyond numbers

Marks and Spencer and Tesco demonstrate that the role of the modern CFO does not stop at finance but extends into every aspect of retail.

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