Thursday, October 17, 2019
WHSmith Inmotion Marshall Retail Group

WHSmith to buy US travel retailer for £312m as sales rise 11%

WHSmith is set to buy US travel retailer Marshall Retail Group (MRG) for $400 million (£312 million)
Home Bargains TJ Morris expansion trading update

Home Bargains sales reach £2.5bn amid rapid expansion

Home Bargains has revealed that its sales have smashed £2.5 billion for the first time in a year that has seen the discounter
Lidl investment supply chain Ryan McDonnell

Lidl to invest £15bn in British food, farming & production

Lidl has pledged to investing £15 billion in British food, farming and production over the next five years.
Select administration CVA Cafer Mahiroglu

Select full-year profits fail to offset £61m loss

Select has reported that its operating profit was £2 million in the year to December 2 2018, compared to a loss of £15.5 million
LK Bennett’s first bricks-and-mortar store which opened in 1990 will close its doors on October 29. Linda Bennett founded the company after investing £13,000 of her savings and a £15,000 bank loan to open the store.

LK Bennett closes its first ever bricks-and-mortar store

LK Bennett’s first bricks-and-mortar store, in Wimbledon, which opened in 1990 will close its doors on October 29.
John Lewis Partnership under pressure with £170m+ business rates bill

John Lewis Partnership under pressure with £170m+ business rates bill

New estimates show that John Lewis Partnership's business rates bill is over £170 million.
Ikea property team shopping centres

Ikea eyes shopping centre sites as part of expansion plan

Ikea is reportedly strengthening its property team as it looks to acquire shopping centres as part of an expansion programme.
HMV starts revival with Vault in Birmingham, Europe's biggest music store

HMV starts revival with Vault in Birmingham, Europe’s biggest music store

HMV is taking the next step in its revival with opening of a huge experiential store in Birmingham.
Vans has kicked off its UK retail transformation with the official opening of its brand new boutique store in Covent Garden, West London. The store, located on Neal Street is the first of its kind in Europe, spanning 4,359sq ft. featuring two floors. 

Vans unveils first European concept store in Covent Garden

Vans has kicked off its UK retail transformation with the official opening of its brand new boutique store in Covent Garden.
Dowsing & Reynolds has officially opened its first store in Hammerson’s flagship destination Victoria Leeds. The Leeds-based interior retailer's new concept showroom has dedicated sections for each room in the home.

Dowsing & Reynolds opens first store in Victoria Leeds

Dowsing & Reynolds has officially opened its first store in Hammerson’s flagship destination Victoria Leeds.

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