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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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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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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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Top 10 brands for UAE consumers in 2016 revealed

This year’s rankings explore the major reasons that make these names tick among UAE residents Cleofe Maceda, Senior Web Reporter 10:08 July 17, 2016 Dubai: Emirates airline has earned the most positive buzz among consumers in the UAE this year, … Continue reading

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Co-op sells 298 stores to McColls Retail in £117m deal

The Co-op Group has sold 298 of its smaller food stores in a £117m deal to convenience retailer McColls as part of the mutual’s turnaround strategy. Earlier this year the Co-op hired advisers at investment boutique Rothschild to find prospective … Continue reading

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