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Selfridges gets the Midas touch to celebrate Chinese New Year Tuesday, 24th January 2012
Selfridges’ iconic Birmingham Bull Ring store has been given a gold makeover to celebrate the Chinese New Year. As 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, it is traditionally associated with brining good luck, making gold a popular commodity in China.
Sales at The Co-op leapt 16.1% in December Tuesday, 10th January 2012
The Co-operative Group’s like-for-like sales grew 3.1 per cent in the four weeks to 31 December, with a 16.1 per cent leap in the seven days to Christmas. White wines and mince pies led the festive cheer, with sales up 21 per cent and 12 per cent respectively, but away from the holiday shopping, it wasn’t all good news for The Co-op.
OFT okays Amazon takeover of The Book Depository Wednesday, 26th October 2011
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has allowed Amazon’s acquisition of The Book Depository. The office decided the merger would not lessen competition in the UK book industry, as there was little competition between the two companies, as The Book Depository only accounts for 2 to 4 per cent of the online physical book market.
Kurt Geiger steps into accessories Friday, 12th August 2011
“Everything but the Dress” encompasses hairpins, handbags, rings, iPad case and knitwear pieces, amongst other fashion items.
“We’re not just creating a few handbags,” Kurt Geiger chief executive Neil Clifford told WWD. “This project has been two-and-a-half years in the making, and we’ve created everything in-house.”
Clifford said that 90% of the Everything but the Dress collection will cost less than the brand’s shoe range.
The collection will be available “imminently,” a spokesperson said, in a new flagship store on Mayfair’s Grafton Street and on the brand’s freshly overhauled website.