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Retail footfall sees modest increase

Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall across all retail destinations throughout the UK rose by +2.8% last week from the previous week; a more modest uplift from the week before when face coverings were only mandatory on the Friday and Saturday, during which footfall had risen by …

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New export deal for What More UK

What More UK has announced it’s adding Costa Rica to its growing list of export destinations, bringing the total up to 74 countries. Less than 12 months ago they added Senegal to their list of export destinations. Now, despite the turmoil of a global health crisis, they’ve managed to bring …

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Home retail boosted by lockdown

Latest research conducted by Love Home Swap, a members-only, global home-sharing platform, has revealed how Brits took to DIY during lockdown, resulting in a surge in demand for the home retail sector that is expected to continue as people look to improve their living environment. More than three quarters of …

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New fund raising venture for Rainy Day Trust

The first ever virtual edition of Prudential RideLondon – the world’s greatest festival of cycling – will take place on 15 and 16 August (the event weekend) to celebrate cycling and raise funds to help save the UK’s charities. Rainy Day Trust, like many other charities, has been hugely impacted …

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John Lewis switches to electric deliveries

Waitrose and John Lewis have announced plans to significantly increase the use of electric vans to help fulfill its ambition of ending the use of fossil fuels across its entire transport fleet by 2030.  The John Lewis Partnership will use two new designs of vehicle for its Waitrose.com food deliveries and for smaller John …

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DKB Household appoints new group CEO

Diethelm Keller Group has announced the appointment of Rene Stutz as Group CEO DKB Household with immediate effect. Stutz succeeds Will Symonds, who will be leaving the business to pursue other business interests. Stutz joined the company in February in the capacity of Managing Director DKB Household UK. He has …

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UK footfall continues to improve

Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall across all UK retail destinations rose over the week by +4.4%, a similar rise to the week before when footfall rose by +4.5%. In England footfall rose by +4% versus +6.4% in Scotland; but in Northern Ireland and Wales, where face …

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Success for Exclusively Digital

Figures from The British Home Enhancement Association (BHETA) which owns the Exclusively Show reveal that this year’s Exclusively Digital, running throughout July, has been a huge success in terms of visitor numbers and visitor profile.  Exclusively Digital was conceived in March when the BHETA board postponed the live event until …

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Dunelm provides positive update

Dunelm Group has provided an update on its current trading performance and financial position for the year to 27 June 2020.  Restarting operations Dunelm closed both stores and online on 24 March and over the last three months have gradually re-opened all of its operations in a phased and controlled manner. …

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Hobbycraft announces new online summer kids craft club

Hobbycraft is announcing the launch of its new digital ‘Kids Summer Craft Club’, following the success of the online ‘Daily Kids Craft Club’ which launched at the beginning of lockdown and racked up over 110,000 views. Starting from 16th July until the 30th August, daily inspiration will be shared across …

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