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New IKEA opens in South Florida

Swedish retailer IKEA opened their first store in Miami-Dade County at 9am on Wednesday, with several thousand people queieing for entry.

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Home Depot names new CEO

Home Depot have named company executive Craig Menear as its new CEO, and he is to begin the role on November 1st.

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Nordstrom introduces Instagram shopping service

Department store Nordstrom is to partner with image marketing platform Curalate, as the first brand to launch Like2Buy – a service which provides a seamless shopping experience through Instagram.

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A look at the growth of digital retail

The State of Retailing Online is produced yearly in a partnership with Shop.org and Forrester Research.

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John Lewis to launch optician service

UK department store John Lewis has plans to launch an opticians in its Cardiff and Westfield Stratford City branches this Autumn, to help expand its retail offering.

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Currys and PC World to put more emphasis on kitchenware

Electricals brands Currys and PC World have plans to introduce kitchenware to more of their stores, a spokeswoman stated:
"We expect there to be around 40 stores by Christmas that will have a selection of [kitchenware] items in them."

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Globalisation of UK high street

The UK high street – recognised globally for it's innovative style and traditional manufacturing, is becoming increasingly known for its fashionable imported brands, such as the Spanish label Zara, and Swedish brand H&M.

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High streets get busier as UK recovers from recession

Despite less customers physically heading for the shops, the high streets are getting busier as the UK recovers from the economic recession.

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Potential data breach at Supervalu

US supermarket chain Supervalu Inc are investigating a possible data breach that may have affected some of its branches, including stand-alone liquor store.

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Cards being used for smaller purchases

Recent reports have shown that shoppers are using their credit and debit cards more often when making small purchases, with the development of online shopping and contactless payments.

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