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UK Cyber Monday transactions up 5% on 2021: Barclaycard

UK Cyber Monday transactions up 5% on 2021: Barclaycard

The volume of payments made in Britain on so-called Cyber Monday was up 5.0% compared to the same point in 2021, data from Barclaycard Payments showed.
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Icon Outlet at the O2 reveals new leasing team

Icon Outlet at the O2 reveals new leasing team

Even an already robust, successful leasing policy can be improved on. London outlet shopping destination Icon Outlet at The O2 has now appointed KLM Real Estate to work alongside CBRE to further develop the mall.
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Via Outlets on track for best year ever

Via Outlets on track for best year ever

​Outlet villages operator VIA Outlets said on Monday that its “strong year-to-date performance puts the owner-operator on track for its best year ever”.
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Unsold stock in UK warehouses leads to major discounts, luxury joins in

Unsold stock in UK warehouses leads to major discounts, luxury joins in

​UK warehouses are full of unsold stock, according to reports, with M&S one of the main sufferers from the problem that’s caused by a mix of cautious shoppers, milder-than-expected weather and faster supply chains.
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U.S. Black Friday online sales hit record $9 bln despite high inflation: Adobe

U.S. Black Friday online sales hit record $9 bln despite high inflation: Adobe

U.S. shoppers spent a record $9.12 billion online this Black Friday, a report showed on Saturday, as consumers weathered the squeeze from high inflation and grabbed steep discounts on everything from smartphones to toys.
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Black Friday UK fears unfounded as shopping discounts continue to hit the mark

Black Friday UK fears unfounded as shopping discounts continue to hit the mark

Well, that was a surprise. After dire warnings about how weak Black Friday might be given consumer nervousness over spending and the World Cup distracting their attention, it actually turned out to be quite an event.
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Amazon settlement with EU antitrust regulators possible by year end

Amazon settlement with EU antitrust regulators possible by year end

U.S. online retail giant Amazon may be able to end two EU antitrust investigations by the end of the year after tweaking concessions to address concerns over its use of sellers' data.
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Kiabi opens first resale-only Kidkanaï store

Kiabi opens first resale-only Kidkanaï store

On November 25, the French family fashion chain is opening the first Kidkanaï store in Leers, near Roubaix. It will focus on selling second-hand children's products, from clothes to toys, childcare items and more.
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Amazon workers called to strike across globe on Black Friday

Amazon workers called to strike across globe on Black Friday

Workers at Amazon sites across the globe, were expected to go on strike on Black Friday, targeting the online retailer on one of the busiest shopping days of the year with calls for better pay.
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EY UK Future Consumer Index: shoppers cut back spending for Christmas

EY UK Future Consumer Index: shoppers cut back spending for Christmas

​Consumer intentions are always closely watched at this time of year and in 2022 even more so as studies come thick and fast informing us that shoppers will be reining-in their spending.
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Primark to create 800+ UK jobs with new store plans

Primark to create 800+ UK jobs with new store plans

We may be more used to Primark opening new stores in growth markets, such as the US and parts of Europe, rather than the British market, but on Friday it made clear it hasn't run out of steam on its ambitions for the UK.
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Genuinely-loved jewels: Missoma's founder Marisa Hordern on "authentic relationships" as key to success

Genuinely-loved jewels: Missoma's founder Marisa Hordern on "authentic relationships" as key to success

Jewelry brand Missoma's founder Marisa Hordern gives insight on how building genuine relationships with brand ambassadors and VIP clients helped grow her brand into one of the UK's fastest-growing private companies.
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Ted Baker's Merry Hill shop opens, along with other new stores at the mall

Ted Baker's Merry Hill shop opens, along with other new stores at the mall

​Merry Hill, said by owner/operator Sovereign Centros to be one of the top 10 retail and leisure destinations in the UK, continues to attract important retail options, headed by Ted Baker.
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Oxford Street footfall dropped more than UK average last month - report

Oxford Street footfall dropped more than UK average last month - report

​London’s Oxford Street is having a tough time since the pandemic ended. The UK capital’s major retail thoroughfare saw footfall dip by 37% month-on-month in October, hit harder than the overall decline across the UK.
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H&M Regent Street relaunches with UK Rental debut and Beauty Bar

H&M Regent Street relaunches with UK Rental debut and Beauty Bar

​H&M Group may have closed a number of its UK stores, but it’s also focusing on enhancing its estate and on Thursday reopened its H&M Regent Street flagship with new services in-store.
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Bold Commerce names Peter Karpas CEO

Bold Commerce names Peter Karpas CEO

Technology company Bold Commerce announced on Wednesday the appointment of Peter Karpas as chief executive officer.
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