• Watches of Switzerland Group (Strategy)
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    Watches of Switzerland Group (Strategy)

    Watches of Switzerland Group

    The acquisition of US jeweller Roberto Coin for $130m (£104m) is set to help the Watches of Switzerland Group grow its luxury branded jewellery business.

  • Waitrose (Strategy)
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    Waitrose (Strategy)

    Waitrose

    Waitrose expands partnership with Gail’s bakery as it announces the launch of an in-store takeaway service. The move forms part of Waitrose’s wider investment strategy, as it looks to strengthen its brand through refurbishing its stores as well as opening new locations.

  • Poundland (Strategy)
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    Poundland (Strategy)

    Poundland

    As Poundland undergoes a “range revolution” to leverage the scale of Pepco Group by sourcing its clothing and general merchandise offer from Pepco, the ongoing expansion of its multi-price offer is showing through in improving revenue like for likes. 

  • Burberry (Strategy)
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    Burberry (Strategy)

    Burberry

    As its sales falter, Burberry is fine tuning its approach in 2024. Initiatives include building its product offer, elevating its customer experience online as well as rationalising its wholesale channel. One of its key priorities is to reduce the time to market of its collections.

  • The Works (Strategy)
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    The Works (Strategy)

    The Works

    Having scrapped its Together Rewards loyalty scheme in order to keep costs down for consumers, The Works continues its efforts to change legacy perception of it as a “pile it high, sell it cheap” discounter under its “better, not just bigger” refocused strategy. 

  • Asda (Strategy)
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    Asda (Strategy)

    Asda

    Asda plans mixed-use redevelopment’ of its 10-acre Royal Park site in North West London to create a ‘new town centre’, including an Asda Superstore and 1,500 homes, in partnership with property development firm Barratt London. Asda said that “sustainability will be at the heart of this new site”. 

  • Boohoo Group (Strategy)
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    Boohoo Group (Strategy)

    Boohoo Group

    With a capital-light, stockless model, Debenhams marketplace is driving margin growth. It has onboarded over 3,500 brands and Boohoo intends to bolster profitability across its non-core labels by transitioning them to the marketplace.

  • Frasers Group (Strategy)
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    Frasers Group (Strategy)

    Frasers Group

    Frasers Group is overhauling its digital infrastructure, developing a new group-wide digital platform to “improve the efficiency of its retail operations and the ecommerce experience for customers across its sports, premium, and luxury brands”. 

  • Clarks (Strategy)
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    Clarks (Strategy)

    Clarks

    As Clarks CEO Jon Ram departs the business after two years, chairman Colin Lee and other directors have formed an interim executive committee to head up the business until a replacement is found. Clarks continues to operate under private equity owner LionRock Capital.

  • Superdrug (Strategy)
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    Superdrug (Strategy)

    Superdrug

    Superdrug continues to differentiate its proposition by adding services, with a Nurse Clinic recently introduced to its newly expanded Lakeside store, which also features a Beauty Studio area.