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Exertis appoints head of transformation

Published on November 13th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Technology distributor Exertis has appointed Chris Bale to the newly created position of head of transformation, responsible for leading operational and financial best practice across the company in Europe. He will report to Gerry O’Keeffe, Exertis ... Read More


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Meaco donates £22,000 to conservation charity

Published on November 12th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Air treatment specialist Meaco has announced that its donations to the Guildford-based wildlife conservation charity, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), have reached £22,000 in the space of two years. Meaco makes a donation to the ... Read More


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October footfall disappoints

Published on November 12th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Retail footfall declined for the 11th consecutive month in October, falling by 2.0% on the previous year following a drop of 1.7% in September 2018. Figures from the BRC and Springboard show high street footfall down ... Read More


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De’Longhi unveils new retail coffee experience

Published on November 9th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Leading coffee machine brand De’Longhi has launched its first retail concession incorporating in-store units designed to “educate and inspire shoppers in the world of coffee” at the point of purchase. The new experience aims to enable ... Read More


Business

AO World to acquire Mobile Phones Direct

Published on November 9th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Online electrical retailer AO World has conditionally agreed to acquire Mobile Phones Direct (MPD), a leading online-only retailer of mobiles, for a cash-free, debt-free enterprise value of £32.5m. MPD, which operates through two online brands, Mobile ... Read More


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Golden Quarter “a bit of a non-starter”

Published on November 8th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Retail sales saw only a slight uplift in October, as cautious consumer spending continued into the final quarter of the year. According to the British Retail Consortium, sales increased by 0.1% on a like-for-like basis from ... Read More


Business

John Lewis Partnership Chairman to step down

Published on November 7th, 2018 | by The GC Team

The John Lewis Partnership has begun the search for a successor to Sir Charlie Mayfield, who will step down as the Partnership’s fifth Chairman in 2020. The new Chairman will be announced in the second half ... Read More


Business

Corporate liquidations in retail rise 13% in Q3

Published on November 6th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Data from Dun & Bradstreet has found the number of corporate business insolvencies in Q3 dropped by 20% year on year, but the picture is a less positive one for retailers, whose corporate liquidations rose by ... Read More


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