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Poundland's controversial "Naughty Elf" campaign returns with age restrictions

Poundland's controversial "Naughty Elf" campaign returns with age restrictions | High Street | Scoop.it
Poundland has added age restrictions to its controversial "Naughty Elf" Christmas advertising campaign following a backlash from the advertising watchdog.
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Poundstretcher posts 3rd consecutive fall in sales

Poundstretcher posts 3rd consecutive fall in sales | High Street | Scoop.it
Poundstretcher has revealed falling turnover and profits for the full year, marking the third consecutive year sales have dropped.
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Sports Direct profits plunge 27% after House of Fraser acquisition

Sports Direct profits plunge 27% after House of Fraser acquisition | High Street | Scoop.it
Sports Direct has revealed a significant drop in underlying profits despite a sales rise for its first half, the same period it made its high-profile acquisition of House of Fraser.
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Footfall declines for twelfth consecutive month

Footfall declines for twelfth consecutive month | High Street | Scoop.it
Footfall has declined for the 12th month in a row, falling by 3.2% in the four weeks to 24 November 2018, according to new data.
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Footfall down on last year in run up to Christmas, latest Springboard data shows –

Footfall down on last year in run up to Christmas, latest Springboard data shows – | High Street | Scoop.it
Whilst footfall is rising from week to week in the run up to Christmas, increasing by +3.1% last week from the week before, it is significantly reduced from last year with an annual decline of -4.5%. In high streets and shopping centres - which make up the majority of destinations - the drop in footfall was even more severe at -5.2%, with a lesser drop of -2.2% in retail parks. Footfall was down annually on every day last week apart from Sunday when it rose by a huge +26.3%, however, this was in comparison with Sunday last year when the weather was extremely cold with treacherous travelling conditions.
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Sports Direct EBITDA up 15.5% in first half

Sports Direct EBITDA up 15.5% in first half | High Street | Scoop.it
Sports Direct has reported a 15.5% increase in its first half underlying EBITDA to £180.3 million.
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H&M to open second H&M HOME concept store in London

H&M to open second H&M HOME concept store in London | High Street | Scoop.it
Fashion retailer H&M has announced plans to open a second London H&M HOME concept store next spring.
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Footasylum achieves 28% uplift in revenue following use of AI technology

Footasylum achieves 28% uplift in revenue following use of AI technology | High Street | Scoop.it
Footasylum has increased its email revenue from hyper-personalised marketing communications by 28% after becoming an artificial intelligence driven retailer.
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Sales surge 10.6% at Poundland parent company

Sales surge 10.6% at Poundland parent company | High Street | Scoop.it
The European parent company of Poundland has reported a surge in sales for its full year, bucking the accounting scandal controversy that has decimated its owner in South Africa.
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Fastest-Growing Grocery Products Ranking Reveals Trends Impacting Spending Habits | KamCity

Fastest-Growing Grocery Products Ranking Reveals Trends Impacting Spending Habits | KamCity | High Street | Scoop.it
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Bonmarché forecasts potential £4m loss amid fresh profit warning

Bonmarché forecasts potential £4m loss amid fresh profit warning | High Street | Scoop.it
Bonmarché has seen shares almost halve in value after the fashion retailer warned it could swing to a full-year loss, citing “extremely poor” Black Friday Sales and continuing Brexit uncertainty.
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Iceland launches world’s first in-store ice rink –

Iceland launches world’s first in-store ice rink – | High Street | Scoop.it
To bring some fun to the Christmas food shop, supermarket chain Iceland has trialled a new concept – Shopping on Ice. 

A world first, supermarket aisles in their Stratford branch were transformed to ice. A team of 12 ice rink experts worked through the night, refitting the entire store with 250 square meters of synthetic ice to complete the spectacular transformation.
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Bonmarché warns on profit as Brexit uncertainty impacts trading

Bonmarché warns on profit as Brexit uncertainty impacts trading | High Street | Scoop.it
Women’s fashion retailer Bonmarché has issued a profit warning after experiencing “extremely poor” sales over the Black Friday period.
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Superdry warns on profit after 'difficult' first half

Superdry warns on profit after 'difficult' first half | High Street | Scoop.it
Superdry has warned on profit after experiencing “difficult” trading in the first half of its financial year.
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Carpetright's losses deepen as it works through restructuring plan

Carpetright's losses deepen as it works through restructuring plan | High Street | Scoop.it
Carpetright has reported making a pre-tax loss of £11.7 million in the first half of its financial year as it works through its restructuring plan.
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Retail footfall down 3.2% in November

Retail footfall down 3.2% in November | High Street | Scoop.it
New figures have revealed that UK retail footfall dropped by 3.2% in November.
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