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Dobbies names Andrew Bracey as new chairman

The Dobbies garden centre chain has appointed Andrew Bracey as its new chairman. Bracey is a founding partner of Midlothian Capital Partners which together with Hattington Capital recently acquired Dobbies from Tesco for £218 million. John Cleland, chief executive of … Continue reading

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Kids Emporium launches in the UK

Undeterred by Brexit, South African entrepreneur Lauren de Swardt launched her franchise, Kids Emporium in Guildford, England. While the store only officially opened in July 2016, it is already creating a stir in the UK. Kids Emporium launches in the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Choo reports ‘excellent’ first half performance

Luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo saw its revenues rise by 9.2% at reported currency and by 3.8% at constant currency in the six months to end June. Total revenues reached £173.1 million while adjusted EBITDA increased by 12.8% to £31.3 … Continue reading

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Landmark plans 20 new stores in Reem Mall tie-up

Landmark Group, a top retail and hospitality conglomerate, has announced a major new agreement with Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi’s latest retail and leisure destination, which will see 23 new stores opening in the UAE capital in 2018. As part of … Continue reading

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Work starts on revamp of Belfast Westwood shopping outlet

 An artist’s impression of the revamped Westwood Shopping Centre in west Belfast Work has begun on the redevelopment of the Westwood Shopping Centre in west Belfast, which will see seven new retail units being built. Landlord Johncorp is behind the … Continue reading

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UK retail giant John Lewis to open 6 Myer stores in Australia in 2017

If Australian Geographic would close by 2017 unless a new owner is found, a British retail giant is coming to Australia in the same year. John Lewis plans to open six Myer stores in the country next year. Yahoo News … Continue reading

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Dubai retailer Forever Rose to open hotels in London and GCC

The Dubai retailer Forever Rose is to expand into hotels, with the first one in central London, on expectations that tourism between the United Kingdom and the Arabian Gulf region will remain buoyant despite the vote to leave the European … Continue reading

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