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Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse in merger talks

Published on February 24th, 2014 | by The GC Team

Currys & PC World parent Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed speculation that the two companies are in preliminary discussions regarding a possible merger. The companies said in a statement released today that the discussions ... Read More


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December footfall reflects changing shopping habits

ONS 3-month trend confirms growth in retail industry

Published on February 21st, 2014 | by The GC Team

The Office for National Statistics today reported that year-on-year estimates of the quantity bought in retail showed strong growth for the second consecutive month in January 2014, increasing by 4.3%, while the amount spent by consumers ... Read More


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Tower brand a hit for RKW at NEC Spring Fair

Published on February 21st, 2014 | by The GC Team

The launch of the newly acquired Tower brand on RKW’s stand at the NEC Spring Fair exceeded the distributor’s expectations and has been described as “stunning” by managing director Rob Sutton. RKW extended the Tower range ... Read More


Business

Deadline approaches for new Health & Safety poster

Published on February 21st, 2014 | by The GC Team

Workplace equipment supplier Slingsby is warning that many businesses are currently unaware that new legislation concerning the display of an updated Health & Safety Law poster is fast approaching. Workplaces have been required to display the ... Read More


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Retail welcomes vote on European payments market

Published on February 20th, 2014 | by The GC Team

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has welcomed a landmark vote today by MEPs in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee for a comprehensive overhaul of the European payments market, which will benefit consumers and small businesses. ... Read More


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New appointment at Assurant Solutions

Published on February 20th, 2014 | by The GC Team

Assurant Solutions has appointed Simon Hudson as UK Business Development Manager for its extended service contracts business. Hudson joins Assurant from the Warranty Group and brings with him 10 years of experience in electrical service contract ... Read More


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The omni-channel opportunity….

Published on February 19th, 2014 | by The GC Team

A new survey commissioned by eBay has shown that frequent shoppers, those defined as consumers who shop for non-food products at least once per week online or offline, are more likely to be omni-channel shoppers and ... Read More


Business

Maplin to open first airport store

Published on February 19th, 2014 | by The GC Team

Electronics retailer Maplin has invested £100,000 in a new 1,000 sq ft store at Glasgow Airport. The outlet will open on Saturday 1st March. It is Maplin’s first airport store and will be given an initial ... Read More


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