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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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Wine Rack is set to be a destination shop for the wine enthusiast who wants to know more.

Store gallery: Conviviality Retail uncorks a new offer

Conviviality, the group that owns Wine Rack and Bargain Booze is raising its in-store game. Retail Week talks to Conviviality boss Diana Hunter.

Mr Arkwright\'s Tool Emporium is intended to pander to shoppers’ nostalgia.

Store gallery: Mr Arkwright’s Tool Emporium celebrates a bygone age

Mr Awkright’s Tool Emporium has opened in central Leeds and uses shoppers nostalgia to its advantage with its throwback store design.

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.

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Comment: The rationale for the summer lull is a curious one

The idea of doing the right thing at the right time is still something that seems to elude the great bulk of retailers.


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?


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