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Retail News

Hammerson snubs £5bn takeover approach by Klépierre
March 20, 2018 - Hammerson has rejected a £5 billion takeover attempt by Klépierre, a move that could complicate the Birmingham Bullring owner’s £3.4 billion tie-up with Intu. Klépierre, a French property giant with shopping centres in 57 cities around the world, made a proposed 615p-per-share bid on March 8  “with the intention of engaging in a constructive dialogue” about a takeover. However, it ...

John Lewis to launch Madewell brand in UK
March 20, 2018 - John Lewis is to launch US denim brand Madewell in the UK in its new shop at Westfield White City. Madewell, which has achieved rapid success in the States, will feature on the womenswear floor of the John Lewis store, which opens on Monday. The new 230,000 sq ft John Lewis store is the flagship at the extended Westfield, and represents the ...

Ocado sales jump in frosty first quarter
March 20, 2018 - Ocado’s retail sales climbed in its first quarter, despite the impact of adverse weather conditions in the final week. Ocado said grocery sales advanced 11.7% year-on-year to £363.4m in the 13 weeks to March 4. This was due to an 11.1% spike in average orders per week to 280,000. However, the online grocer reported a slight decrease in average basket size ...

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