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Retail News

Data analytics firm Kantar sold to Bain Capital
July 16, 2019 - Control of Kantar, the data tracking and analytics firm that’s the go-to resource for the retail, fashion and beauty sectors, is being sold to Bain Capital, its owner WPP confirmed on Friday. The sale is expected to complete early next year. Marketing and branding giant WPP is selling 60% of its stake in the company in a deal that values ...

Landsec CEO Robert Noel to retire
July 16, 2019 - Landsec, the owner of Kent’s Bluewater shopping centre, has started scouting for candidates to replace chief executive officer Robert Noel, who has announced plans to retire during 2020. The largest commercial property company in the UK, whose retail portfolio also includes the St David’s shopping centre in Cardiff and Westgate Oxford, said Noel will continue in his role until a ...

Mango signs up for two new UK stores
July 16, 2019 - Mango has signed up for space in two leading UK shopping centres as part of plans to open 65,000 sq ft of new selling space worldwide this year. The Spanish fast-fashion retailer will open in Intu Watford’s multi-million-pound extension, where it will join a host of other national and international brands including Jack Wills and Superdry. It has also taken ...

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