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Sainsbury's trials new till-free scan and go mobile payments 22 hours ago

Sainsbury’s are trialling a new scan, pay and go technology that will allow shoppers to pay for items in-store using their smartphone without visiting the checkout. Using the latest version of the retailer’s SmartShop app, the new service is being trialled in its Clapham North Station convenience store. Customers can scan their...

Mike Ashley has been told to pay House of Fraser suppliers in full 22 hours ago

Mike Ashley has been told to make payments to out-of-pocket House of Fraser suppliers. Some suppliers expect to be paid almost nothing for what they are owed. But Philip Day, CEO of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, who also wanted to buy House of Fraser, said Mr Ashley should pay suppliers - who are said to...

Poundland have launched their own-brand skincare range 23 hours ago

Poundland have launched their new own-brand £1 skincare range called #6. From today, the retailer is offering a six-piece skincare collection that includes an anti-ageing day cream, a night cream and cleansing water, as well as an eye cream, derma serum and a collagen filler. Poundland said the products contain ingredients such as...

M&S have started a new phase of store closures 1 day ago

Marks & Spencer is implementing the latest round of its store closure programme this weekend. Seven more of the retailer's clothing shops will be shutting their doors for the last time on Saturday. The latest closures are in Falkirk, Kettering, Newmarket, New Mersey Speke, Northampton, Stockton and Walsall. Profits at Marks & Spencer...

Retail footfall is down 0.8% in July 1 day ago

New figures are showing that retail footfall in the UK has declined by 0.8% in July following a drop of 0.9% in June. The figures from Springboard and the British Retail Consortium in their monthly footfall and vacancies monitor reveal that footfall in high streets edged up 0.3% to mark the...

H&M has teamed up with British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu 1 day ago

H&M has teamed up with British singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu, who has become the new face of H&M Divided Music’s global campaign. The campaign features Bizu wearing items from a capsule collection consisting of 11 preppy style garments.   Bizu was handpicked by Coldplay to support the band on tour in 2017 and currently...

BREAKING: House of Fraser has just been bought by Sports Direct for £90m 4 days ago

Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct, has agreed to buy the House of Fraser department store chain for £90m. Earlier today, House of Fraser was looking like it was going into administration after talks between the retailer and its creditors failed to reach an agreement. Sports Direct said in a statement: "The group has...

Michael Kors performance boosted by a strong performance at Jimmy Choo 4 days ago

Michael Kors has increased its total revenue by 26.3% to $1.2 billion in its first quarter after sales at its Jimmy Choo footwear brand exceeded expectations. Revenue at Jimmy Choo exceeded expectations by reaching $172.7 million. John Idol, the company’s chairman and chief executive, said: “We are encouraged by our first quarter performance, with...

Boux Avenue launches new activewear range 4 days ago

Boux Avenue are launching their first ever activewear range. The new collection will feature items in a variety of shapes and styles in three different prints called Leaf, Marble and Floral and will be available from the 10 August  Debby Duckett, Boux Avenue buying director, said: “At Boux Avenue we are very excited to launch our new...

Acuitis looking to expand across UK 4 days ago

Acuitis are looking to expand in the near future by opening 40 stores across the UK. The company are now working with the retail design agency Blackdog on strategy and communications as the brand is rolled out across the country over the next two years. Anna Thomas, retail operations director at Acuitis, said:...

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