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1 in 5 Brits will start their Christmas shopping in the January sales

● New survey reveals shoppers will be hitting the January sales in preparation for Christmas 2016 ● Clothing, jewellery and electrical items are 2016's hot ticket items ● Over 20% of Brits say they’re sceptical when it comes to the value for…

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UHY Hacker Young expand automotive team further with addition of Paul Dobson into the management team.

UHY Hacker Young Manchester are delighted to announce the addition of Paul Dobson to their automotive team. With a growing national team already in place, Dobson brings significant experience & expertise to the firms offering, joining up with David Kendrick, Paul Daly,…

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Lancashire economy see’s economic boom thanks to increase in tourism

Lancashire's visitor economy has seen six years of continued growth, with economic impact rising by a further £136m in 2014 to £3.68bn, according to official figures released today. Pictured: Amusement arcades on Blackpool promonade The overall 3.8% increase was partly down to the…

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I-COM Welcomes Leading UK Retailers at Sell-out Event with Google and Barclays

Digital marketing agency I-COM’s recent e-commerce seminar with Google sold out, with leading brands including Moda in Pelle, Ossur UK and Peter Jones Enterprise Academy attending talks on the latest innovations in digital marketing.   Free to attend, the event gave delegates…

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JMW duo to head pro-manchester Retail and E-Commerce sector group

Jennifer Smith and Marc Yaffe from full service law firm JMW were this week announced as the new chairs of pro-manchester’s Retail and E-Commerce sector group. Their appointments follow the news earlier this year that law firm JMW and digital agency I-COM…

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Stockport one of the best performing retail destinations in the North West

Stockport is among the best performing retail destinations in the north west - but Crewe is among the worst, according to new research. Pictured: Merseyway Shopping Centre - Stockport Surveyors Colliers International says retail rents in Crewe fell by 10 per cent…

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Cumbrian towns emerge as top performing retail centres in the North West of England in research by Colliers International

Cumbrian market towns are among the best performing retail centres throughout the North West of England, according to the latest Midsummer Retail Report by real estate advisors Colliers International. The sector leading research showed retail rents in Cumbria rising by as much…

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Retailer N Brown back in growth mode following shakeup

Plus-size retailer N Brown has reported a steady start to its new financial year, showing the business back in growth mode. The Manchester-based company, which owns brands such as Simply Be, Jacamo and JD Williams, has had a bumpy time of later…

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Gap set to make a comeback, but at what cost?

Gap has announced a series of “strategic actions” to position the brand for improved business performance, including the closure of 175 underachieving stores in the US and some across Europe, as well as axing 250 jobs across its headquarter workforce. The American retailer…

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Fall in Demand for Electrical Items at Argos

Sales at Argos have been hit by a fall in demand for electrical goods, particularly TVs, computers and tablets, owner Home Retail Group said. Like-for-like sales in the three months to the end of May were £846m ($1.3bn: €1.16bn), down 3.9% from…