Retail News - Hewlett-Packard to acquire Aruba

Aruba Networks – the producer of Wi-Fi equipment – is to be acquired by computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard for a cash sum of $2.7 billion (£1.8 billion), in an effort to strengthen the firm's networking.

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Retail News - Boom in small business IPOs as firms look to listings for growth

Both the volume and value of Initial Public Offerings made on London’s AIM market grew last year as SMEs looked to funding for growth, according to data from Experian.

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Retail News - Travis Perkins posts 14.9% rise in FY earnings

A boom in construction meant Wickes, Tile Giant, BSS and City Plumbing owner Travis Perkins could post a 14.9 per cent rise in 2014 earnings

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Retail News - The new guard: John Lewis, Dyson and Virgin Atlantic push household names out of Britain’s top 20 favourite brands

Marks & Spencer, Cadbury, Heinz and Sony have been pushed out of Britain’s top 20 favourite brands, according to research by the Centre for Brand Analysis.

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Retail News - M&S updates China expansion strategy

Marks & Spencer is preparing to close several of its China-based stores as it overhauls its Asian growth strategy.

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Samsung has unveiled two flagship phones to compete with the recently launched iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, incorporating a screen on the latter which curves around the device’s sides.

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Mothercare, retailer of products for babies and children, saw its Irish operation record an operating profit despite falling revenues and after a loss of over half a million Euros in the previous year.

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Retail News - Results in: A positive year for Intu

In the year leading to December 31st 2014, Intu - the shopping centre owner - boosted profits up to £600 million from £364.

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Retail News - Carven welcomes artistic director duo

Carven has hired two new artistic directors for its women's wear collections, it has emerged.

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