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Watches of Switzerland to expand into Europe amid soaring sales

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Luxury retailer Watches of Switzerland has revealed plans to launch across Europe as it posted soaring annual profits thanks to customers’ booming “disposable wealth”...

B&M sees sales slip after strong trade during Covid lockdowns

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Sales at B&M Bargains fell as the business faced tough comparisons with strong trade during the Covid-19 lockdowns a year ago when it remained...

The Retail Trust and Dunelm urge retail industry to join campaign against domestic abuse

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Dunelm and the retail industry charity Retail Trust are calling on retail employers to join forces in tackling a shocking rise in domestic abuse. Together...

WH Smith snaps up former Dixons Travel stores to expand InMotion chain in UK

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Retailer WH Smith has bought a raft of former Dixons Travel stores in airports as it expands its US InMotion tech and accessories business...

Deliveroo to create 400 new tech jobs

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Deliveroo has announced plans to create 400 new “high-skilled” technology jobs over the next year. The food delivery platform said the new roles would include...

Supermarkets seek clarity from Government over mask-wearing after July 19

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Supermarkets and retail bosses are seeking further Government guidance regarding mask-wearing, despite the Prime Minister confirming that the legal requirement to wear them will...

Amazon begins new chapter as Jeff Bezos steps down as chief executive

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Jeff Bezos has stepped down as chief executive of Amazon, handing over the reins as the tech giant navigates the challenges of a world...

Sainsbury’s expected to end compulsory mask-wearing from July 19

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Customers will no longer need to wear masks in Sainsbury’s stores from July 19, the supermarket’s chief executive has suggested. Simon Roberts said he would...

Masks, social distancing and test and trace check-in no longer required under new proposals...

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Retailers, Bars, Restaurants and pubs will no longer need customers to sign into venues using the Test and Trace app and restrictions on how...

John Lewis to introduce flexible working for all HQ staff

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Bosses at John Lewis and Waitrose have confirmed they will introduce flexible working for staff at the employee-owned retailer based at the company’s head...