IKEA UK to close Tottenham store, 450 jobs impacted

LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) - Home furnishings retailer IKEA said on Wednesday it planned to close its store in Tottenham, north London later this year, impacting 450 workers. IKEA said it was committed to retaining as many affected workers as possible, noting it would create over 600 other jobs across the capital before the store... Continue Reading →

Clicks sets goal to have 900 stores in South Africa by 2026

Bertina Engelbrecht, Clicks Group CEO (centre) at the opening of Clicks 800th store at Somerset Crossing Shopping Centre with (left to right) Vikash Singh (Clicks managing executive), Gift Jeffrey (Clicks area manager), Dhevan Pillay (Clicks chief store operations officer) and Musa Mkhwanazi (Clicks regional manager). Photo credit: Jaco Cilliers Photography. This rate of store expansion... Continue Reading →

H&M to open first UK outlet store

H&M will open its first UK outlet store this spring H&M will open its first outlet store in the UK at the Affinity centre, Staffordshire this spring. The fashion retailer will open a 7,000 sq ft store at Affinity Staffordshire, which will have “a lower volume of products which will be displayed in an inspirational way”.... Continue Reading →

Nearly 20% of all LEGO stores were opened in 2021

The LEGO Group’s financial results for 2021 have revealed that nearly 20% of all LEGOstores around the world opened in 2021 alone. Anyone who thought that 2021 seemed like a busy year for LEGO store openings wasn’t crazy as the 2021 financial results for the company has revealed that just under 20%, specifically 19.8%, of all LEGO branded stores globally were... Continue Reading →

Ted Baker signs new UK franchise agreement

Ted Baker has signed a new UK agreement with franchise company Aldrich Group. Under the new agreement, Aldrich Group plans to open a minimum of 30 stores across the UK for Ted Baker over the next ten years. Helen Costello, Ted Baker group commercial and business development director said of the partnership: "[Aldrich Group’s] experience... Continue Reading →

M&S appoints joint CEOs as Steve Rowe stands down

M&S hires co-chief executives // M&S has promoted Stuart Machin to chief executive and made Katie Bickerstaffe his co-chief executives as current boss Steve Rowe steps down // Machin will carry out the “day-to-day leadership” of M&S and with carry on leading food, operations, property, stores and technology, whilst Bickerstaffe will lead omnichannel, digital and data,... Continue Reading →

Amazon closing 68 physical stores in U.S., U.K.

Amazon is trimming back its physical footprint by eliminating a couple of its brick-and-mortar banners. The company plans to close 68 brick-and-mortar stores, including its Amazon Books locations and Amazon 4-star locations, along with Amazon Pop Up sites. The news was first reported by Reuters. The closure dates, which are unspecified, will vary. "We’ve decided to close our Amazon... Continue Reading →

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