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Group Retail Services Director

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Retail News

More UK brands add option to pay in international currencies amid Brexit uncertainty
February 11, 2019- The number of retailers giving shoppers the choice to pay in non-sterling currencies has increased by 19% year-on-year, according to a report from Visualsoft, an ecommerce and digital agency. 81% of the UK’s top 250 retailers have now added multi-currency solutions, with most of them accepting Euros and USD. This compares to 62% of retailers that offered international payments in ...

CMA confirms deadline extension on Sainsbury’s-Asda probe
February 11, 2019- The CMA has confirmed that its final verdict on the proposed Sainsbury’s-Asda merger will be delayed by almost two months to April 30. In a statement, the UK’s peak competition regulator cited the “scope and complexity” of its probe into the proposed £12 billion tie-up along with the need to consider issues raised by the two retailers and third parties. ...

U.S. retail sales expected to top $3.8 trillion in 2019: NRF
February 11, 2019- U.S. retail sales are expected to rise between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion in 2019, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Tuesday, citing high consumer confidence, low unemployment and rising wages. Preliminary estimates show retail sales grew 4.6 percent in 2018 to $3.68 trillion, exceeding the retail industry group’s forecast for growth of at ...

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