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Shopping centres under threat as intu faces administration

Intu has indicated today that talks with lenders have failed to reach agreement and that administrators are likely to be called in. The retail giant has until midnight tonight to reach a deal. According to intu: “Discussions have continued with the intu Group’s creditors in relation to the terms of …

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Brits go wild for burgers and bangers

As sun worshippers around the country are enjoying the hottest June days in 40 years,  Asda is set to sell a total of nearly 9 million burgers and bangers during the heatwave, as people fire up their barbeques. With the nation set to revel in temperatures of a scorching 34 …

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DKB Household appoints Mason as sales and ecommerce director

In a move to strengthen and consolidate its UK sales and ecommerce operation, design and distribution specialist DKB Household has appointed Jane Mason to the newly created position of UK sales and ecommerce director.  Ms Mason has a wealth of housewares experience having spent 14 years with Le Creuset and …

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Black + Blum appoints new sales manager

Black + Blum, creators of food and drink on-the-go designs, has appointed Josh Muir to the position UK sales manager. Mr Muir will be taking over the role from 29 June. He has an extensive and varied sales background, most recently working for 20th Century Fox, and prior to this …

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Pippa Wicks appointed executive director at John Lewis

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Pippa Wicks as executive director for John Lewis. Pippa joins from the Co-op Group where she was deputy chief executive and will start her new role in August. Ms Wicks will be responsible for trading, merchandising, marketing and developing propositions and services for John …

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Exclusively Digital offers week-long webinar program

Exclusively Digital is offering visitors and exhibitors a week-long programme of webinars from 6 to 10 July. The webinars will cover the effective use of social media and the latest trends as identified by trend forecaster Scarlet Opus. July 10.30am 2.30pm Mon 6th Independent retailers: How to engage with social …

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Heatwave inspires homes and gardens

New insights released by eBay Advertising reveal the remarkable influence of warmer weather over shopping habits, as top temperatures across the UK prompt shoppers to spend big. And with Brits spending more time than ever at home this summer, there are extended opportunities for brands to connect with shoppers online …

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Debenhams to open stores in Wales and Scotland

After a successful first few days’ trading in England, Debenhams will reopen its eight stores in Wales on Tuesday 23 June as trading restrictions are eased. The revised guidance from the Scottish Government means that Debenhams will be able to open six of its Scottish stores on Monday 29 June. …

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Asda removes plastic forks from salads

In line with its ‘Use less and recycle more’ policy, Asda has announced that it will be removing plastic forks from its salads and protein bowls. This move will result in the removal of over 24.5 million plastic forks each year across its own brand salads, which will equate to …

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Footfall soars over first week of retail trading

The latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that the first week of non-essential retail reopening in England delivered the most fundamental change in footfall in UK retail destinations since the start of the lock down, with a significant rise from the week before on every day of the week. …

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