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  • Exterior of new Primark store on Wenceslas Square, Prague

    Store gallery: Primark extends to 14th market with first Czech store


    Primark has opened its first ever Czech store on Prague’s Wenceslas Square.

  • Tesco has sold its Homeplus business in South Korea, but the City is keen to hear updates on the grocer's other overseas operations.

    Analysis: Tesco's international arm will face scrutiny at its half-year update


    Tesco is expected to post positive interims next week, but its struggling overseas operations are set to face a brighter than usual spotlight.

  • Tesco is set to the pull the plug on plans to sell off its data arm Dunnhumby, but is preparing to offload its central and Eastern European business.

    Tesco poised to scrap Dunnhumby sale but could offload its Polish business


    Tesco is set to pull the plug on plans to sell off its data arm Dunnhumby, but is preparing to offload its central and eastern European business.

  • Retail Week's Breakfast Briefing

    Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Ted Baker, Tesco and Waterstones


    Retail news round-up on January 14, 2015: Ted Baker chief sells shares; Tesco Grocery app for Google Glass; Waterstones could acquire Blinkbox; and more.

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    Amazon plans distribution hub in Czech Republic


    The US-based online giant has chosen the location over Poland because of the country’s modest wages and central European location, according to sources.The 1.1 million sq ft facility is expected to become operational this autumn.

  • Tesco reported a 21.8% fall in trading profits to £990m in its international arm

    Tesco: How the grocer is performing in its overseas markets


    As Tesco reports a 21.8% fall in trading profits to £990m in its international arm, Retail Week looks at how its overseas businesses are faring.

  • Iceland Foods poised to acquire former Blockbuster stores

    Iceland Foods poised to acquire former Blockbuster stores


    Iceland Foods is poised to acquire a handful of former Blockbuster stores from administrator Deloitte after the DVD rental business fell into administration in January.  

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    Spar Austria plans online grocery shop


    Spar Austria is planning an online grocery shop for its hypermarket and superstore banner Interspar in the Czech Republic.The retailer intends to make more than 40,000 products available online, it is reported.Rewe Group’s supermarket division Billa in the Czech Republic is also working on ecommerce for its full food and ...

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    Ikea appoints Marek Feltl as chief executive


    Ikea has appointed Marek Feltl as chief executive of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia as of July. Feltl moves across from Italy, where he was deputy chief executive. He succeeds Andrew North, who will begin a new role in Ikea franchise partner development in Asia. Feltl said: “My main ...

  • Tesco has partnered with retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Al Hokair & Co

    Tesco enters F&F partnership in Saudi Arabia


    Tesco has created a new franchise model to enter Saudi Arabia as it looks to turn its F&F fashion label into a major global brand.

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    Rossmann experiences sales rise


    AS Watson-owned Rossmann experienced a sales rise of 4.2% in 2010 to CZK2.3bn (£77.9m), according to documents filed at the Register of Companies.The company edged into the black with a net profit of CZK22.7m (£820,000), up from just CZK1.16m (£41,000) in 2009.The company attributed the rise mainly to a change ...

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    M&S to trial food in Czech store


    Marks & Spencer is planning to open food departments selling sandwiches and refreshments, it is reported. First trials of a food offering are taking place within the retailer’s clothing store in the DBK shopping centre in Prague and from September another pilot will take place in the Galerie Fenix shopping ...

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    Tesco to open standalone F&F shop in Prague


    Tesco has confirmed it will open a standalone store for its F&F clothing brand in Prague in October.

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    Ahold and Schwarz face Czech monopoly probe


    Dutch retailer Ahold and Germany-based Schwarz Group are the subject of an investigation launched by the Czech anti-monopoly office UOHS into suspected abuse of market positions. UOHS said it was investigating whether the retailers abused their market power in the central European country, but gave no further details. Under Czech ...

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    KiK aims for 5,000 stores


    Tengelmann-owned clothing discounter KiK is planning to increase its number of stores across Europe from more than 2,900, to about 5,000 within the next five years. This will involve growth in the existing markets such as Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, as well as new market entries. ...

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    Dm Drogerie Markt to double its Czech Republic stores


    German pharmaceuticals chain Dm Drogerie Markt wants to double the 155 stores it has in the Czech Republic. The retailer’s founder and co-owner Götz Werner said he plans to open 20 stores this year. The Czech Republic arm is owned by Dm Austria, which oversees expansion outside Germany.The move follows ...

  • John Browett June 07

    DSGi to sell Central European stores, reports claim


    DSGi is believed to be poised to sell its Electro World stores in Central Europe to Slovakia-based consumer electronics retailer NAY.