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Marks and Spencer to close over 100 UK stores by 2022 British retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) plans to close more than 100 stores in the UK as it expands an existing store closure program. Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News
Wesfarmers to sell Homebase business in UK and Ireland By RBR Staff Writer
Wesfarmers has agreed to sell the Homebase business in the UK and Ireland to a company associated with Hilco Capital.
News US and EU retailers release industry approach to new data protection regulations The National Retail Federation (NRF) and EuroCommerce have released a paper that addresses operational challenges that both the US and European retailers face in implementing programs to comply with new EU data protection regulations.
News Cloudinary, Magento to enhance visual shopping experiences in eCommerce Cloudinary Partners has entered into a technology partnership with Magento Commerce, a provider of cloud digital commerce innovation, to enhance visual shopping experiences in eCommerce.
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Marks and Spencer to close over 100 UK stores by 2022 By RBR Staff Writer
British retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) plans to close more than 100 stores in the UK as it expands an existing store closure program.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News Brooks Brothers to open First Staten Island at Empire Outlets Brooks Brothers, an American apparel retailer, will open a new location at Empire Outlets, a retail outlet center in New York City.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News Dollar General opens new distribution center in Jackson, Georgia American variety store chain Dollar General opened a new distribution center in Jackson in the US state of Georgia, which is the company’s 15th distribution center.
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H&M to close more stores
By RBR Staff Writer
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz Group (H&M) said it would close more stores as customers increasingly wish to shop online.
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Lowe’s and b8ta partner on smart-home shopping
By RBR Staff Writer
Home improvement and appliance chain Lowe’s Companies has partnered with b8ta to deliver experiential retail that simplifies smart home shopping.
Discount Retailers > Discount, Variety & General Merchandisers > News

General Retailers

Dollar General opens new distribution center in Jackson, Georgia
American variety store chain Dollar General opened a new distribution center in Jackson in the US state of Georgia, which is the company’s 15th distribution center.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News
Kroger partners with Ocado to redefine grocery customer experience in US
By RBR Staff Writer
US retail giant The Kroger has agreed to use Ocado's technology for grocery and other food distribution related activities.
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Specialist Retailers

Marks and Spencer to close over 100 UK stores by 2022
By RBR Staff Writer
British retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) plans to close more than 100 stores in the UK as it expands an existing store closure program.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News
Brooks Brothers to open First Staten Island at Empire Outlets
Brooks Brothers, an American apparel retailer, will open a new location at Empire Outlets, a retail outlet center in New York City.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News

Markets & Regulations

US retailers want more work to be done in data breach notification bill
The US National Retail Federation (NRF) has conveyed to the House Financial Services Committee that draft data breach notification legislation requires more work to ensure that appropriate data security standards are defined and that no industries that handle sensitive data are exempt.
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Leeds retailer fined for selling rotten fruit
A Leeds based independent retailer has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 for selling rotten fruit in his store.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News

Retail Technology

DynamicAction partners with Accenture to drive forward retail industry with advanced analytics
DynamicAction, provider of the most advanced analytics solution specifically designed for retailers, has secured $15m in new funding and entered into an alliance relationship with Accenture.
Retail Technology > News
Shop Direct signs 10-year agreement with IBM
By RBR Staff Writer
British online retailer Shop Direct has partnered with IBM to accelerate its digital transformation by adopting a hybrid cloud model for enhanced flexibility.
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