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Amazon’s meal kits set to hit UK as patent filed

Amazon’s “prepared food kits” are thought to be likely to hit UK shelves imminently, as the retail issues a trademark at the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO). According to The Grocer , the slogan “We Prep. You Cook” was filed by Amazon today, a take on the US’s “We do the prep

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Harrods finance boss resigns

Harrods’ chief financial officer John Edgar has stepped down from his position at the luxury department store after five years. According to Drapers , he departed the world-famous retailer for “new challenges”. READ MORE:  Harrods smashes £2bn sales mark for the first time The news comes a month after Harrods recorded its eighth year in a row of soaring profits, which included smashing the £2 billion sales mark for the first time.






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Forever 21 warns of customer data breach

Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 has warned customers of an unauthorised data breach granting access to credit card data. A third-party source warned the retailer earlier this week that in some instances, an encryption used to hide credit card details was not working






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Farfetch’s losses grow dispite skyrocketing revenues

Online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch saw losses widen by 27 per cent during 2016, despite revenues nearly doubling. Last year Farfetch’s revenues rose from 73 per cent to £151.3 million, while its gross merchandise value hit £548 million, rising from £302 million a year prior.






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£100m Regent Street retail development planned

A £100 million retail redevelopment project has been announced on London’s iconic Regent Street.






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Online retailers could soon use buses to deliver parcels

Online retail delivery could soon become a part of the London bus network under a strategy to decrease pollution and congestion in the capital. According to The Times, transport company Go-Ahead is currently negotiating with logistics companies to convert some of its bus depots into delivery hubs as part of plans to link unused public transport with delivery services. This means empty buses could potentially be used to transport packages from online retailers such as Amazon or Asos around the capital






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Online retailers could soon use buses to deliver parcels

Online retail delivery could soon become a part of the London bus network under a strategy to decrease pollution and congestion in the capital.






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Christmas advert spend to nudge £6bn this year

Spending on Christmas adverts in the UK is expected to reach record levels of nearly £6 billion this year, as retailers scramble to release their 2017 campaigns. According to the Advertising Association (AA), spending has risen by 37 per cent since 2010, topping £5.9 billion






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Dixons Carphone poaches Bunnings IT exec Henrietta Baring

Bunnings’ head of IT transformation Henrietta Baring has quit the DIY retailer to join Dixons Carphone as its new IT director. According to Retail Week , her newly-created role at Dixons Carphone will see her look after products and application development.






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Sonos picks London for first European store

Sound technology brand Sonos is set to open its first European concept store in the heart of London on November 16.






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