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Morrisons\' previous lab store in Preston. The grocer is looking to roll out doors on fridges and freezers across the estate

Morrisons to trial localised offer in three lab stores

Morrisons is to open three ‘lab stores’ over the next six months as part of an attempt to localise the grocer’s offer.

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Trader Joe’s, seeks to inject humour into the business of food shopping on Los Angeles’ Vine Street, in the heart of Hollywood, where reference to films and film folk is made at every turn.

Story gallery: Trader Joe’s LA store brings humour to discount retail

Aldi-owned US discount grocer Trader Joe’s seeks to inject humour into the business of food shopping with its Los Angeles’ branch.

The bulk of the mid-shop presentation is on tables and the front left-hand perimeter wall is taken up by food mixers, food processors and liquidisers of the kind that involve parting with substantial amounts of money.

Store gallery: Steamer Trading Cookshop opens at Bluewater

Cookware retailer Steamer Trading Cookshop has opened its first mall store in Bluewater shopping centre. Retail Week pays a visit.

Aldi\'s bakery section is stocked with wicker baskets and a sign stating ‘baked fresh today’.

Store gallery: Are discounters gaining on supermarkets’ store design?

Discounters and supermarkets still have different approaches to store design, but North London stores show that this divide may be shifting.

Timberland has been on Regent Street for some years, but this latest interior iteration, created by consultancy Dalziel & Pow, shows how heritage really is a movable feast.

Store gallery: Timberland’s Regent Street store shows retailer’s heritage

Timberland’s redesigned Regent Street flagship employs cutting-edge store design to remind customers of the brand’s history.

John Lewis optician Stratford

In pictures: John Lewis opens first dedicated in-store opticians

Westfield Stratford is the location for the first John Lewis opticians, which opened this morning in a tie-up with glasses and sunglass company Luxottica.

Selfridges in the Bullring has one of the most arresting exteriors in the UK and its interior now matches it after a recent revamp

Store gallery: H&M, Selfridges and Birmingham’s other stand-out shops

Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre reinvigorated the city’s retail offer, but how has Britain’s second city continued to innovate?

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Pumpkins

Comment: UK retailers should board the Halloween bandwagon

Halloween is imminent, but the sales potential of this event is still to be realised. Retailers need to jump on this US bandwagon.

American Eagle Miami

Comment: American Eagle must do things differently in the UK

Is there sufficient difference between the multitude of US casualwear retailers to persuade shoppers to keep shopping?

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