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Second UK store for Allbirds

Second UK store for Allbirds

Shoe brand Allbirds is to open its second UK store in Marylebone.

Longchamp completes global PoS refresh

Longchamp completes global PoS refresh

Longchamp completes roll out of new point of sale software across its global store estate.

Ted Baker recruits its first chief customer officer

Ted Baker recruits its first chief customer officer

Ted Baker appoints Feelunique's chief marketing officer Jennifer Roebuck for newly created chief customer officer role.

Sainsbury’s to spend £1bn on 2040 net zero ambition

Sainsbury’s to spend £1bn on 2040 net zero ambition

Sainsbury’s reveals ambitions to become a net zero business by 2040, a decade ahead of UK Government’s target.

Independent retail drives town centre footfalls finds survey

Independent retail drives town centre footfalls finds survey

Local stores and leisure facilities draw more people than fashion stores

Latest store opening for Aesop

Latest store opening for Aesop

Aesop joins growing beauty line-up on Monmouth Street in Seven Dials

UK entertainment retailers urged to shift their thinking

UK entertainment retailers urged to shift their thinking

Entertainment retailers in the UK must manage a terminal decline in many of their product lines, says GlobalData.

ProVeg Incubator announces grants for plant-based food startups

ProVeg Incubator announces grants for plant-based food startups

Plant-based products accelerator, ProVeg Incubator, says all accepted startups to its 2020 programme will receive between €20,000 and €200,000.

Spar convenience stores join food waste fighting app

Spar convenience stores join food waste fighting app

AF Blakemore adds 15 of its Spar stores in Lincolnshire to food waste fighting app, Too Good to Go.

Intu launches 'Light House Experience' at Lakeside

Intu launches 'Light House Experience' at Lakeside

Intu has launched what it describes as a mood-enhancing 'Light House Experience' at Lakeside.

Wren Kitchens seeks future developers and engineers for IT internship

Wren Kitchens seeks future developers and engineers for IT internship

Wren Kitchens launches IT internship programme as it seeks to develop the next generation of tech expertise.

“Biggest ever” Black Friday drives sales at Asos

“Biggest ever” Black Friday drives sales at Asos

A wedding dress was sold every minute on Asos during Black Friday sales peak, which led to a 20% hike in group revenue.