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Aided by Burberry the fashion industry contributes £26 billion to economy

As the Burberry show took place yesterday in Kensington Gardens, figures from the British Fashion Council yesterday showed that the fashion industry contributes £26 billion to the UK economy.

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Argos to employ 500 new staff

Argos are planning to hire 500 new staff to help them through the festive period and deal help serve the predicted increase of commerce.

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Saks to open in Canada in 2016

Department store Saks Fifth Avenue, which is owned by parent company Hudson’s Bay, is due to open its first two stores in Canada in spring 2016.

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Consumers buying more on the high street with fewer visits

During August, consumers purchased more shoes and clothes than in previous months, but took fewer trips to in order to due so, which is directly linked to the increased popularity of online sites.

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Gebhard Rainer names new president and chief operating officer of Coach

Accessories retailer Coach today announced Gebhard Rainer as the new president and chief operating officer, a position which will be effective from September 29th.

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Revenues fall at Dixons Carphone

The recently merged electrical brand Dixons Carphone announced it had made a “good start” trading-wise in the first quarter.

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Shopping centre vacancy levels improve in all of UK

In 2013, vacancy levels in Scottish shopping centres improved at a quicker rate than those in England.

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Alibaba proves to be a success in Brazil

China's biggest e-commerce brand Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is taking off in Brazil, and proving to be a worthy opponent for Amazon.com and eBay.

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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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