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Amazon to create thousands of new jobs and invest in skills training

Amazon is to create more than 10,000 new jobs in the UK and launch a £10 million programme to help employees gain new skills,...

The Works sees online sales dip after shops reopen

Online sales are still high, despite dipping when lockdown restrictions eased to allow stores to open, hobby shop The Works said on Friday. The business...

Amazon offers vaccination bonus in bid to recruit 75,000 new workers

Amazon is offering 100 dollar (£71) bonuses to job seekers vaccinated against Covid-19 as it looks to hire 75,000 people across the US. The jobs...

Historic London retailer Arthur Beale to close store after 150 years

One of London’s oldest shops is to shut its doors for a final time after it said it was unable to pay its rent...

Dixons Carphone to become Currys in major rebrand across stores and online

Electricals retailer Dixons Carphone has revealed plans to rename all its UK and Ireland shops as Currys as part of a major rebrand. The group...
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Burberry cheers sales rebound on strong Asian and US demand

Luxury fashion house Burberry has revealed that sales rebounded by 32% in its final quarter thanks to strong demand from rich shoppers in Asia...

Keep the change: Retailers sign up to ‘cash-friendly’ pledge launched by Which?

Major retailers have signed up to a cash acceptance pledge, helping to ensure that customers who want to pay in coins and banknotes will...

eBay to launch lending service for sellers struggling to access Covid-19 support

Online retailer eBay is launching a new money-lending service for business sellers on its platform after finding many struggled to access Government loan schemes...

Fresh call for new law to protect shopworkers

Retailers and unions are stepping up a campaign for legislation to protect shopworkers against crime. A coalition including leading supermarkets and trade has written to...
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Victoria’s Secret to be spun off a year after sale collapse

A year after an agreement to sell Victoria’s Secret fell apart as the pandemic emptied shopping centres across the US, the chain will be...