Homebase launches own-label electricals

Homebase has announced it will launch its own line of small electricals this month in a rollout that will include own-brand products and top brand names.

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Williams-Sonoma braced for fall in sales

Up-market US chain Williams-Sonoma is forecasting a dip in sales of between 2% and 4% this year, in what it describes as one of the most challenging economic environments in recent times.

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What crisis? John Lewis builds on its brand

Capitalising on its brand and extending its own-brand offer are two of the key ways in which John Lewis is aiming to survive and even thrive in the current economic situation.

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