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Most UK e-shoppers fear eco impact of online retail - study

Most UK e-shoppers fear eco impact of online retail - study

More and more UK digital consumers are shopping with a conscience, with 57% now worrying the rise of online shopping is a threat for the environment, according to shipping platform Sendcloud.
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UK's Black Friday week lags forecasts - IMRG

UK's Black Friday week lags forecasts - IMRG

​Good but not spectacular. UK online retail sales across the Black Friday weekend were “very strong” this year, although they failed to match forecasts in spite of England being confined to lockdown shopping, IMRG said.
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Zara unveils first giant concept store in UK with Bluewater upsizing

Zara unveils first giant concept store in UK with Bluewater upsizing

Zara has radically upsized its presence at Landsec’s giant Bluewater mall in Kent with the 37,000 sq ft space also representing the UK debut for its global flagship concept.
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PM told to formulate retail support plan as jobs cull continues

PM told to formulate retail support plan as jobs cull continues

​The British government is under increasing pressure to come up with extra support for retail jobs with recent company failures leading to tens of thousands of current and potential job losses.
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Latest Next Beauty & Home Store opens in The Oracle mall

Latest Next Beauty & Home Store opens in The Oracle mall

​Next is continuing the expansion of its still-new Next Beauty & Home chain with an opening on Thursday at Hammerson’s Reading mall, The Oracle.
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'Wild Wednesday'? England's reopened stores are busy, but not frenzied

'Wild Wednesday'? England's reopened stores are busy, but not frenzied

​Stores in England were ultra-busy on Wednesday as non-essential shops were allowed to reopen, retailers went the extra mile to make their locations appealing and consumers rushed to buy bargains or to do Xmas shopping.
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Christmas retail footfall to plummet despite reopening frenzy predicts ParcelHero

Christmas retail footfall to plummet despite reopening frenzy predicts ParcelHero

It’s being dubbed ‘Welcome-Back Wednesday’ but the anticipated shopping frenzy on England’s high streets is likely to be short-lived, forecasts ParcelHero.
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Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons pay back £1bn+ in business rates relief,

Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons pay back £1bn+ in business rates relief,

​Supermarkets giant Tesco said it’s repaying the £585m worth of business rates relief it received as part of the retailer support offered during lockdowns this year. Rivals Sainsbury's and Morrisons then did the same.
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Reborn Cath Kidston reopens Piccadilly, London flagship

Reborn Cath Kidston reopens Piccadilly, London flagship

​As non-essential shops in England open on Wednesday after the latest lockdown, Cath Kidston is making it an even more momentous occasion as the company is returning to London with the reopening of its global flagship.
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Regent Street traffic ban set to boost Christmas shopping

Regent Street traffic ban set to boost Christmas shopping

High-end retailers along London’s Regent Street have been given a trading boost with news the prime West End shopping destination is to be closed to traffic for the three Saturdays ahead of Christmas.
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M&S pulls out the stops to get fashion shoppers in-store in December

M&S pulls out the stops to get fashion shoppers in-store in December

​As shops in England prepare to reopen on December 2, the big names are going the extra mile to encourage consumers into physical spaces after a year in which enforced closures have devastated visitor traffic and sales.
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Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

Debenhams to close as JD Sports walks away

It looks to be all over for Debenhams as it was confirmed on Tuesday that the UK's oldest and largest department store business is to be liquidated following the end of last-ditch rescue talks.
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English stores get green light to open longer for pre-Christmas shopping and beyond

English stores get green light to open longer for pre-Christmas shopping and beyond

In a timely boost for brick & mortar retailers, stores will be able to greatly extend trading hours, not only in the three-week run-up to Christmas, but for the post-festive period into January.
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England's retailers await three-week shopping frenzy ​after first fully-digital Black Friday

England's retailers await three-week shopping frenzy ​after first fully-digital Black Friday

The end of England’s second lockdown can’t come quick enough for store retailers. As they brace themselves for a three-week pre-Christmas shopping frenzy, they’re already having to play serious catch-up.
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Mixed picture for Black Friday sales, fashion and beauty prove popular

Mixed picture for Black Friday sales, fashion and beauty prove popular

Black Friday sales dipped overall, but online orders rose as English shops stayed closed. Meanwhile, it seem that charity was also on people's minds as they shopped.
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John lewis stops taking non-UK online orders

John lewis stops taking non-UK online orders

​John Lewis is closing its International business just as the firm prepares to reopen its stores in England and as its online business prepares for what’s usually a wave of international orders. 
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