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Independence feign: Waterstones open ‘indie’ bookshop

To the naked eye, Southwold Bookshop is an authentic, independent seller, enriching the character of a small seaside town. But if one is to look deeper into the true nature of the store, they will find it is entirely owned by retail giants Waterst...
09:43AM - Wed 30th July 2014

Independent bookseller worried by Moleskine store roll-out

An independent bookshop retailer has expressed concern that stationery brand Moleskine is cannibalising its sales in Old Street station.The founder of Camden Lock books, Jason Burley, who has run his business for nearly 30 years, says he has been ...
09:23AM - Wed 30th July 2014
The Big Yellow store on Gypsy Corner

Big Yellow claims solar panel success

With the retail sector continually looking to cut energy bills and reduce its environmental impact in a challenging environment, self storage firm Big Yellow has said its solar campaign has improved its business.Paul Donnelly, CSR Manager at Big Y...
09:11AM - Wed 30th July 2014
A Morrisons store in Grantham

New Morrisons chairman: The ones that got away

This morning Morrisons ended a great deal of speculation by confirming that Andrew Higginson, former Tesco finance director, was to be hired as chairman in 2015. With Morrisons enduring tough times of late, Sir Ian Gibson duly announced he would n...
09:48AM - Tue 29th July 2014
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Don’t Let Copycats Ruin Your Christmas

It’s that time of year again – while future customers are sunning themselves on the beach, the toy industry elves are indoors busily preparing for the Christmas rush. Only time will tell what the must have toys will be, however one certainty is th...
09:27AM - Tue 29th July 2014

Sunday papers round-up

A quarter of Britons have been inspired by the Tour de France to try cycling or cycle more often, Bike Biz reports. The poll by Sustrans revealed that London was the most inspired area with almost a third (29.3 per cent) intending to cycle more. C...
09:33AM - Mon 28th July 2014

Ebay continues Russian expansion despite sanctions

Ebay continues its expansion in Russia despite the fact the country is facing increasing Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The online marketplace was keen to reassure Europe’s largest internet base that the current situation will not halt...
09:25AM - Fri 25th July 2014
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Retail sales rise 1.6% in second quarter

British retail sales have risen by the largest amount in over ten years in a calendar quarter as British consumers hit the shops.Retail sales rose 1.6 per cent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months despite a sales fall in J...
09:14AM - Fri 25th July 2014

Why Sports Direct is winning the football kit retail battle

England’s World Cup performance may have been underwhelming, but the football industry in the UK continues to boom at an astronomical rate. With the upcoming Premier League campaign on the horizon, we are firmly in football shirt season. Just over...
09:09AM - Fri 25th July 2014

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