Retail Week reporters's articles

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    Carphone to dump BB?


    Carphone Warehouse is reported to be reassessing its association with reality TV show Big Brother after alleged racism on the programme. Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has received almost 14,500 complaints about participants' behaviour

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    Top supplier plans launch of nationwide womenswear chain


    Fashion entrepreneur Gifi Fields, a supplier to some of the UKs biggest store groups, is to launch his own retail b...

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    Osborne to front Asda ads


    TV star Sharon Osborne is fronting an Asda TV campaign designed to extend the retailer's appeal to mums. The approach represents 'a new focus for Asda' and will be followed by the launch of a 'wide range of initiatives designed to make life easier for mums'.

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    Food retailers may face a BSE-style boycott of poultry


    Food retailers may face a BSE-style boycott of poultry as shoppers react to the threat of avian flu reaching the UK...

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    Wal-Mart to enter Hungary


    Wal-Mart is poised to enter the Hungarian market by acquiring Delhaize's Hungarian business. According to reports, the US retail giant will snap up the Cora, Plus and Match brands via a Dutch subsidiary and stores will change logos and product range by June.

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    Video Island hit by warehouse inferno


    Online DVD rental firm Video Island has suffered from a fire at its warehouse in Acton, west London, which has led to disruption to its service.

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    Kookaï gets another lease of life


    Administrators have found a buyer for the Kookai chain in the UK, securing its future on the high street.

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    MP in a flap over M&S Oakham chickens


    An MP is demanding that Marks & Spencer changes the brand name it uses for chickens sold at its stores across the country.

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    Retailers resist lure of early Sales


    Retailers are steadfastly resisting caving in to pre- Christmas Sale fever....

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    Boots' Olsen range gets Xmas roll-out


    Boots is to roll out the cosmetics range from Hollywood starlets Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to 200 stores this Christmas following a successful trial last year.