Retail

LEGO launches its first experiential pop-up tour of the UK

The LEGO Group is hitting the road with the launch of its first experiential pop-up tour of the UK this summer, hitting major cities including Southampton, Liverpool, Edinburgh, and Bristol. Called the LEGO Pop & Play Tour, the out of store experiential activation with set up ‘shop’ within major shopping …

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Amazon faces lawsuit to remove thousands of potentially deadly products

A lawsuit filed against Amazon by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has been billed as a ‘huge step forward’ in the fight to force the online giant to accept responsibility for the removal of dangerous items being sold online. An administrative complaint has been brought against Amazon by the …

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John Lewis reveals plans to cut 1,000 jobs amid cost saving and management restructure

The John Lewis Partnership is planning to cut 1,000 jobs across its John Lewis and Waitrose stores in a move to simplify its management structures and cut costs. The business’s owners have said they will aim to find new jobs for those losing their store management roles and would aim …

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UK retail sees best quarter on record as sales surge 13.1 per cent

Retail sales have seen a record increase over the past three months, amounting to the ‘best quarter on record’ with shoppers returning to stores in force since the easing of lockdown restrictions back in April. According to the latest BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor, total sales in June increased 13.1 per …

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OnBuy secures £35m in series A funding to fuel global expansion and hit unicorn status

The UK online marketplace, OnBuy has secured a series A+ funding of £35 million through VC and strategic technology investors, putting the firm well on the way to achieving unicorn status. OnBuy launched to the scene in 2016 with the mission of disrupting the eCommerce space and take on industry …

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Mamas & Papas eyes global growth amid ‘surge in international demand’ for British heritage brands

The British nursery and children’s wear retailer, Mamas & Papas is eyeing international growth, having signed a slate of new overseas partnerships across central and eastern Europe. The move, according to the firm, arrives amid a surge in international demand for British heritage brands like the Yorkshire-based Mamas & Papas, …

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Retail trade union Usdaw slams government Covid relaxation plans as “too much too soon”

The retail trade union Usdaw has blasted the Prime Minister and UK government’s plans on lifting safety measures in stores as “too much too soon” following Boris Johnson’s latest address to the nation to move ahead with the release of Covid restrictions from July 19th. This week Johnson told the …

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Nottingham shop owner left triumphant after switching to toy retail

A Nottingham shop owner has been left feeling triumphant following the decision to switch to toy retail and re-establish itself as the high street destination for the latest in on-trend gifts and gadgets for children. Co-owner of the rebranded Trendz R Us store, Kevin Mcfarlane has been left feeling surprised …

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100 UK retailers call on PM for tougher laws tackling ‘escalating violence’ against workers

Leading retailers from across the UK have written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, calling for support of an amendment to official bills that would tackle escalating violence and abuse against retail workers. 100 UK retailers have added their names to the list asking for an amendment to the Polic, …

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Big Potato launches The Great Board Game Trade In to support indie retailers through July

The independent board games company, Big Potato, has launched a new initiative to help its UK customers recycle their old board games called The Great Board Game Trade In. The campaign, kicking off on Monday, July 5th, will reward customers who bring in any old board games they have gathering …

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