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Russell & Bromley opens Covent Garden flagship store

Russell & Bromley opens Covent Garden flagship store

Shoe retailer picks prime site in popular tourist area

Boots gets Cyber Weekend help from 'collaborative robots'

Boots gets Cyber Weekend help from 'collaborative robots'

There were 135 robots working alongside staff at Boots' Burton warehouse this weekend, helping meet Black Friday demand.

Ocado launches £500m bond issue to support tech plans

Ocado launches £500m bond issue to support tech plans

Ocado announces £500 million convertible bond offering, with the proceeds set to support the company's technology investments.

Ted Baker starts review after expected inventory error up to £25m

Ted Baker starts review after expected inventory error up to £25m

Ted Baker starts review process after it identifies value of inventory on its balance sheet may have been overstated up to £25 million.

Barclaycard reports 1,184 transactions per second on Black Friday afternoon

Barclaycard reports 1,184 transactions per second on Black Friday afternoon

Barclaycard says Black Friday sales reached a record speed this year, and volumes were up too.

Iceland lobbies for DRS and calls for grocers to stem plastic production

Iceland lobbies for DRS and calls for grocers to stem plastic production

Iceland's Richard Walker again calls for a national deposit return scheme in the UK, as he urges grocery sector to help reduce plastic production.

Ocado signs first Asian grocery client Aeon

Ocado signs first Asian grocery client Aeon

Ocado announces a deal with Japanese grocer Aeon providing projected sales of 1tn JPY by 2035.

KickTown prepares for kick off at Icon Outlet

KickTown prepares for kick off at Icon Outlet

Football experience to launch at O2 shopping centre

Seekology offers sense of discovery for beauty shoppers

Seekology offers sense of discovery for beauty shoppers

Store has rotating brands and events to keep the experience fresh

Sosandar sales growth continues with encouraging first half

Sosandar sales growth continues with encouraging first half

Sosandar reports "significant progress" in journey to becoming global online destination for women's fashion.

Rohan aims to drive in-store traffic with new digital campaign

Rohan aims to drive in-store traffic with new digital campaign

Outdoor clothing retailer Rohan maps out digital strategy with support from new agency partner.

Marie France Van Damme pop-up replaced by permanent store

Marie France Van Damme pop-up replaced by permanent store

Brand had traded from Florida pop-up for 18 months