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Midwich takes majority stake in Earpro S.A.

Published on March 29th, 2017 | by The GC Team

AV and document solutions distributor Midwich has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a majority stake in Earpro S.A., a value-added distributor of audio, video and lighting solutions in Spain and Portugal. The acquisition values ... Read More



Gorenje UK announces new managing director

Published on March 22nd, 2017 | by The GC Team

Domestic appliance manufacturer Gorenje has announced the appointment of Iztok Krulc as managing director of its UK operation. He joins the UK business from Gorenje’s premium global kitchen appliance brand Asko, in Sweden, where he spent ... Read More


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Whirlpool UK fined for Health and Safety breach

Published on March 22nd, 2017 | by The GC Team

Whirlpool UK Appliances has been fined after a self-employed contractor fell from a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) and later died from his injuries. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the contractor had been ... Read More

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Online retail sales up 15% in February

Published on March 21st, 2017 | by The GC Team

UK online retail sales rose 15% year-on-year in February, building on solid growth of 16% in February 2016. According to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, the average basket value was at ... Read More

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Beko back on TV for spring season

Published on March 21st, 2017 | by The GC Team

Beko returns to TV screens this week as part of its media support for 2017. The new campaign follows the success of the company’s Official Partner of Everyday advertising last year and will run for from ... Read More

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December footfall reflects changing shopping habits

Footfall decline in retail parks accelerates

Published on March 20th, 2017 | by The GC Team

Footfall in retail parks fell 1.6% in February, marking the fastest decline since November 2013. According to figures released by the BRC and Springboard, the fall was driven by reduced spending on household items and furniture ... Read More

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Retail salaries increase 3.1% in February

Published on March 17th, 2017 | by The GC Team

The retail sector recorded strong year-on-year pay growth in February, with salaries rising by 3.1%, according to independent job site CV-Library. Month-on-month growth was also strong, up 4.5%, making the industry one of a few to ... Read More

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