Manufacturing at UK firms has grown at its fastest rate in eight months during March, providing a welcome boost to the incumbent coalition government’s economic record, just over a month away from the General Election.

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Analysts are calling for the sale of supermarkets chain Morrisons’ food manufacturing assets, as new chief executive David Potts makes his first steps toward turning the company around.

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Retail News - Falling sales for Scotch Whiskey in 2014

In the course of 2014 export sales of Scotch Whiskey were affected by fiscal and political instability and as a result fell by 7 per cent to £3.95 billion.

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Retail News - Y-3 and Adidas team up in style

A partnership has been struck between Adidas and fashion label Y-3 which marries style with technology – and despite not showcasing until the Roland Garros show in May, is in fact already available for purchase.

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Discount grocery chain Lidl is looking to intensify the competition in the Irish grocery industry by opening a further 60 stores in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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Retail News - Top doctor slams Superdrug for selling "irresponsible" genetic self-testing kits

Maureen Baker, chair of the The Royal College of General Practitioners, has said that doctors are “extremely worried” by the genetic self-testing kits being sold in branches of Superdrug.

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Retail News - Haman Alimardani appointed creative director at Bread & Butter

A new creative director of fashion and trade show Bread & Butter has been appointed to replace Robert Dizdarevic; Iranian-born Haman Alimardani.

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Retail News - Sony Corp. halves stake in Olympus

Sony Corp has halved its stake in camera and endoscope maker Olympus Corp, and is no longer the Japanese optic and image company’s top shareholder.

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Retail News - Hamleys opens largest ever store in Moscow

Hamleys has opened its largest store ever in central Moscow, Russia, despite an unstable economic climate in the country which has led to severe spending cutbacks.

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Retail News - Ralph Lauren wins $3.2 million lawsuit against Arvind

Ralph Lauren has won a $3.2 million lawsuit against Arvind Ltd brand Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd (ALBL), which stated a breach of agreement in regards to non compliance of disclaimers that were to be printed on USPA products and then sold in India.

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