Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Hut Group RY

The Hut Group continues expansion drive with RY.com.au acquisition

The Hut Group has just acquired major Australian beauty retailer RY, one week after buying cosmetics subscription business Glossybox.
Typo Smiggle

Australian stationers Typo & Smiggle expand UK store footprint

Australian stationery retailers Typo and Smiggle are expanding their store portfolio in the UK with the opening of a second store and regional debut respectively.
Dominic Chappell

Pensions Regulator prosecutes disgraced BHS owner Dominic Chappell

Dominic Chappell is to be prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator for failing to provide information for an investigation into the sale of BHS.
basler

Basler UK poised to enter administration

Fashion retailer Basler UK is expected to fall into administration later this week, after its German arm enters liquidation.
Mattress

John Lewis to launch over night mattress tests in-store

John Lewis is launching a new initiative which will allow shoppers to spend the night on a mattress instore before buying.
Sports Direct Debenhams

Sports Direct’s stake in Debenhams increases to 21%

Sports Direct has increased its stake in Debenhams yet again, raising its interest in the department store chain from 19 per cent to 21 per cent.
lidl overtakes waitrose

Lidl overtakes Waitrose to become 7th largest UK grocer

Lidl overtakes Waitrose to become the seventh largest retailer in the UK as the discounters continue grow at more than four times the rate of the Big
feelunique

Feelunique sales skyrocket on the back of Chinese growth

Online beauty retailer Feelunique has posted skyrocketing growth in its annual financial results, driven by strong Christmas sales and huge Chinese growth. 
bees

Campaign group calls on Homebase to ban bee-killing chemicals

Major garden retailers have pledged to stop selling flowering plants grown with pesticides thought to be responsible for killing bees.
Gant

Gant’s UK retail boss exits

The head of retail for Gant's UK and Irish arm has resigned after almost five years in the position.

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