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Barnsley's Glass Works launches,  new stores start a phased opening programme

Barnsley's Glass Works launches, new stores start a phased opening programme

Major Barnsley public space and retail development, The Glass Works Square, has opened with a big event featuring various local dignitaries reflecting the importance of the site to the town.
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Morrisons profits fall, extends Nutmeg to shampoo, conditioner bars

Morrisons profits fall, extends Nutmeg to shampoo, conditioner bars

​Supermarkets giant Morrisons has reported falling profits and rising costs in its supply chain due to a shortage of lorry drivers and other issues.
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Britain's e-health & beauty sales are soaring this year

Britain's e-health & beauty sales are soaring this year

​The pandemic's lockdowns confirmed two things: UK women upped their self-care game and they bought more beauty products digitally. Online health & beauty-related sales in the first half of this year jumped 223%.
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​UK online shoppers snubbing Europe post-Brexit on border issues - survey

​UK online shoppers snubbing Europe post-Brexit on border issues - survey

Concerns over EU customs and border delays have led to a dramatic slump in UK online shoppers buying from international websites, a new survey says. Just under a third (31%) of UK consumers shopped overseas in 2021.
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Morrisons bid battle to go to auction

Morrisons bid battle to go to auction

​It looks like the battle to take over Morrisons will go to auction with the supermarket giant saying Wednesday it’s in talks with both the US private equity suitors that have tabled bids, along with the Takeover Panel.
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Online marketplace Fruugo to list on stock exchange

Online marketplace Fruugo to list on stock exchange

​UK-based online specialist Fruugo, which owns and operates a high-growth and profitable global cross-border marketplace, is planning to list its shares on the ‘junior’ London market AIM.
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UK online retail sales slow, fashion shines but beauty struggles

UK online retail sales slow, fashion shines but beauty struggles

​Online retail sales for the UK were subdued in August with another fall year-on-year, this time by 9.3%, only slightly better than the 9.6% drop seen in July.
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H&M debuts in Panama, now in 75 markets

H&M debuts in Panama, now in 75 markets

​H&M is continuing its store and new-country opening programme that was interrupted by the pandemic and said this week that it has just opened its first store in Central American state Panama.
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Ted Baker has mixed Q2 but is on the right path

Ted Baker has mixed Q2 but is on the right path

Fresh from news of its link up with Secret Sales, on Tuesday Ted Baker issued a Q2 trading update and said that sales have been in line with expectations and it's seen a “significant improvement” in the full-price mix.
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Fashion, department stores see strong August, weddings drive formalwear

Fashion, department stores see strong August, weddings drive formalwear

​Fashion sales in August were at their strongest since pre-pandemic levels and department store spending also saw a strong uplift last month, new figures from Barclaycard show.
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Sanctuary Spa launches self-care campaign

Sanctuary Spa launches self-care campaign

Sanctuary Spa is advocating improving everyday self-care for women. It’s part of the UK body, skincare and wellness brand’s largest ever brand marketing campaign that launches 6 September across primetime TV networks.
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West End sees steadily rising footfall

West End sees steadily rising footfall

London’s West End continues to see footfall recovering with figures from the trade body that represents businesses in the neighbourhood – the New West End Company – saying the steady return of office workers is key.
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Zalando's status underlined as it prepares to join DAX elite stock market

Zalando's status underlined as it prepares to join DAX elite stock market

​Zalando’s position as one of the biggest fashion e-tailers across all price levels has been cemented by news that it will join the DAX (Deutsche Aktienindex) index on September 20.
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UK subscription box segment continues to expand

UK subscription box segment continues to expand

​The subscription box market continues to grow with a new report from Royal Mail saying that the market should be worth £1.8bn by 2025. That comes as it doubled by 2020 compared to 2017 with spend of almost £1.4bn
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Super sheds surge as UK e-shopping booms - Altus report

Super sheds surge as UK e-shopping booms - Altus report

​Big used to be big enough when it came to warehousing. No longer. Surging demand for online shopping and the need for a faster more efficient supply chain has given birth to “super sheds” in the UK. 
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Next boss Wolfson slams "insane" UK policy on lorry driver shortage

Next boss Wolfson slams "insane" UK policy on lorry driver shortage

Lord Wolfson, the chief executive of high street retail giant Next, has blamed the government’s “insane” immigration policy for the major shortage of heavy-goods vehicle (HGV) drivers hitting Britain’s supply chain hard.
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