Thursday, August 22, 2019
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John Lewis weekly sales rise thanks to Back To School

John Lewis saw total sales rise 0.4 per cent year-on-year last week as it benefitted from back to school shopping.
The rise & fall of department stores

The rise & fall of department stores

While some department stores are managing to report consecutive quarters of strengthened results, others aren't so much.
M&S launches new campaign recycle bras Shwop recycling deposit boxes Oxfam.

Bra recycling given spotlight in new M&S Swhop campaign

M&S has launched a new campaign that informs customers and encourages them to recycle their bras.
Debenhams new CEO Stefaan Vansteenkiste chairman Terry Duddy resigns

Debenhams names new CEO as chairman Terry Duddy quits

Debenhams has appointed turnaround specialist Stefaan Vansteenkiste as the new CEO.
Depop opens a pop-up retail space in London's luxury department store, Selfridges, its first branded pop-up store outside of the US

Depop launches first UK pop-up space in Selfridges

Depop has opened a physical retail space in London's luxury department store, Selfridges.
Mixed weather drags John Lewis Partnership's weekly sales for Waitrose and John Lewis chains

Mixed weather drags John Lewis Partnership’s weekly sales

John Lewis Partnership’s weekly sales have declined by 2.8 per cent this week, thanks to mixed weather across the country.
Harrods announces Caitlin Innes, from Burberry, as its new digital and strategy director

Harrods appoints first ever digital & strategy director

Harrods has hired Burberry's digital commerce director Caitlin Innes to become its first digital and strategy director.
Mike Ashley's Sports Direct might shut down 2/3 of House of Fraser stores

2/3 of House of Fraser stores might close down

​Sports Direct is reportedly looking to close down as many House of Fraser stores as the previous management had planned to shut.
Debenhams new CEO Stefaan Vansteenkiste chairman Terry Duddy resigns

Debenhams working on new in-house brands

Debenhams is set to launch two new in-house womenswear labels this autumn as part of wider turnaround strategy.
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M&S offers discount for use of own reusable containers

Marks & Spencer has introduced a new scheme that incentivises customers to bring their own re-usable containers.

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