Ben Bold

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    Fashion market bears brunt of the US’s economic woes


    The US fashion market faces a gloomy 12 to 18 months, according to credit agency Moody’s.

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    Carrefour sales soar


    French supermarket giant Carrefour defied analysts’ forecasts by reporting first-quarter revenues of €23.38 billion (£18.6 billion) for the three months to March 31, despite trading in China being hit by anti-French protests over the Olympics.

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    TK Maxx posts strong sales


    TK Maxx's like-for-like sales rose 6 per cent in for the first quarter of this year in Europe.

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    Waitrose drops 'Quality Food' strapline


    Waitrose is to kick off its latest advertising this week with a campaign that brings an end to its seven-year-old slogan: “Quality Food, Honestly Priced”.

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    Asda like-for-likes rise


    Asda has reported a like-for-like sales hike of 6.4 per cent for the first quarter of 2008, which it attributes to increased customer footfall driven by lower prices and seasonal holidays.

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    Asos to launch menswear catalogue


    Online fashion retailer is to launch a menswear catalogue this week.

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    Rising inflation deals rate blow


    The annual rate of inflation leaped to 3 per cent in April, from 2.5 per cent in March, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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    Shoppers expect to pay by fingerprint by 2015


    60 per cent of the world’s shoppers believe that by 2015 they will be able to pay for shop purchases simply by scanning their fingerprints, according to research conducted by TNS.

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    Natuzzi heads out of London with franchise stores plan


    Luxury Italian furniture retailer Natuzzi wants to ramp up its number of UK stores by more than tenfold, by building a network of franchises in cities outside London.

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    Shop price inflation slows in March


    UK shop price inflation fell 0.2 percentage points to 1.1 per cent in March, which was the same level as November, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index (SPI).

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    Tesco stands by Guardian Group non-exec


    Tesco has insisted it will not put pressure on non-executive director Carolyn McCall to leave the board, despite its legal wrangle with The Guardian newspaper, which is owned by the company she runs.

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    Sainsbury’s names Ken McMeikan’s successor


    Sainsbury’s has promoted supply chain director Roger Burnley to the post of retail and logistics director, combining his existing role with that of outgoing retail director Ken McMeikan.

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    Travis Perkins buys 30 per cent stake in Toolstation


    DIY retail group Travis Perkins has agreed to pay £5 million for a 30 per cent stake in rival retailer Toolstation, with an option to buy the remainder of the business over the next few years.

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    Baugur to focus on retail following disposals


    Serial investor Baugur is selling its media, technology and financial services operations to raise £430 million to fund future retail acquisitions.

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    Superdrug names new chief exec


    Health and beauty giant Superdrug has announced that internal candidate Jeremy Seigal will replace outgoing chief executive Euan Sutherland with immediate effect.

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    First quarter trading worst since 2006


    The credit crunch has contributed to the highest number of negative trading statements from listed retailers since 2006, according to Grant Thornton.

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    Debenhams considered Moss Bros bid


    Debenhams has held secret talks about a potential bid for Moss Bros, according to The Sunday Times.