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Here’s a map of where Walmart is closing more than 60 Sam’s Club stores

Walmart is abruptly closing more than 60 of its Sam's Club locations across the country.

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Walmart to shutter some of its Sam’s Club locations

Walmart is closing down some of its Sam's Club locations across the country.






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Retail design firm FRCH in merger

FRCH Design Worldwide has joined forces with one of the largest architecture firms in the country.






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Tesco, M&S, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s & Morrisons to publish Christmas results next week

A number of the UK’s biggest retailers are slated to publish their Christmas trading updates next week, after an initial batch of updates this week indicated mixed results for the high street so far. Among the heavyweights to reveal their Christmas results next week are Tesco, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. AO World and Ted Baker are also expected to reveal their festive trading figures next week, while Superdry will reveal its full half-year results






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London Bridge opens retail development 10 times its previous size

London Bridge’s major new development has opened today, offering travellers ten times the amount of retail space as Network Rail’s retail income continues to balloon.






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December consumer confidence drops to lowest levels for 2017

Consumer confidence in December has fallen to the lowest level for 2017, capping what has been a “slipping and sliding year” dominated by Brexit uncertainty and inflation. According to the long-running GfK Consumer Confidence Index, overall UK consumer confidence dropped by one point to a score of -13 this month – a significant year-on-year drop from the -7 recorded in December 2016. Not only is it the the third consecutive month that consumer confidence has fallen, it also comes at a crucial time for retailers hoping to benefit from the peak Christmas shopping season






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Retailers extend Christmas shopping delivery deadlines

A number of retailers are extending their delivery cut-off times, which will see drivers working late on Christmas Eve to ensure orders are delivered on time for Christmas Day. Amazon and Argos are the first major retailers offering home delivery for those who have left their shopping to the final hours






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Lacklustre high street in build-up to Christmas

Footfall and retail sales growth on the high street has been lacklustre in the weeks leading up to Christmas, with heavy snow and Black Friday blamed.






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Big deals from Hershey and Campbell show the stakes are higher for Big Food

With just weeks to go, 2017 has already had more food and beverage deals in the U.S. than the country has seen since 1995.






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House of Fraser launches localised pop-up scheme

House of Fraser has launched a new localised pop-up concession scheme in some of its branches around the country, as it seeks ways to make use of “dead” space and drive footfall. The scheme involves the department store chain partnering with data-driven tech firm Popertee to invite retailers into its outlets to take pop-up concession space where they can launch their brands and test their products






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