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Sainsbury’s Local is back in Marble Arch 1 day ago

Sainsbury’s convenience store has returned to London’s Marble Arch with the opening of the new  Marble Arch Local. The shop will offer the supermarket’s latest product range including fresh food, fruit, vegetables and frozen food, as well as a selection of branded and own brand grocery products. Bread and pastries will be...

Wendy’s plan for 50 new branches across the UK in 2022 1 day ago

Restaurant chain Wendy’s has revealed plans to open 50 branches across the UK next year, following the launch of its first UK destinations this year. Wendy’s opened its doors in the UK in the summer, arriving in Reading, followed by restaurant openings in Stratford, Oxford and Croydon, and Romford. Wendy’s has also...

M&S has approval for Oxford Street store redevelopment 1 day ago

Permission to demolish Marks & Spencer’s largest store and replace it has been given the go-ahead from Westminster City Council.   Under Marks & Spencer’s redevelopment plans its largest flagship, which currently occupies three buildings at 456-472 Oxford Street, will be rebuilt. M&S will occupy just two and a half floors of the new 10-storey...

Studio Retail reports strong first half trading performance 2 days ago

Studio Retail has reported that its first half group revenue has edged up 3.2% to £239.6 million year-on-year and by 32% on a two year basis.    In the 26 weeks to 24 September, the company’s adjusted pre-tax profit climbed by 36% to £23.7 million despite challenges in product shipping driving up...

The Cotswold Company opens new concept store 2 days ago

The Cotswold Company has opened a new store in Leamington Spa. The sixth store for the furniture and homewares retailer, it is the first to feature a new retail concept following a company rebrand back in April. The Cotswold Company said the layout has been inspired by a cosy home and aims...

More UK households set to celebrate Thanksgiving 2 days ago

According to sales and search data from Waitrose, more UK households are set to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. The supermarket has revealed that sales of its Thanksgiving products are up 12% year-on year with turkey sales up 6%. Demand for American side dishes has also increased, with Waitrose searches for sweet potato...

Gucci pieces will be hidden across George at Asda stores 2 days ago

Ahead of the release of Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci this Friday, George at Asda has announced that it will be hiding a range of preloved Gucci fashion items across its stores for customers to buy. In a playful move, the retailer is challenging customers to seek out the items in...

Mothercare has swung to a pre-tax profit 2 days ago

Mothercare has swung to a pre-tax profit in the first half of its financial year after actions taken to transform the group in recent years paid off. The group posted a pre-tax profit of £3.6 million in the six months to 25 September compared to a loss of £13.2 million in...

IKEA to phase out plastic from consumer packaging 3 days ago

IKEA will phase out plastic from consumer packaging solutions to reduce plastic waste and drive the industry agenda to develop packaging centred around renewable and recycled materials. The phase-out will happen in steps, starting with all new range by 2025, and running range by 2028. With this phase-out, IKEA aims Packaging is...

Burberry appoints new non-executive director 3 days ago

Burberry has appointed Danuta Gray as a non-executive director. Danuta Gray, who will take on the role from 1 December, will also become a member of the remuneration and nomination committees. She is currently chair of insurance company Direct Line, which she joined in 2018. Prior to this, Gray was chair at...

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