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UK retail sales stagnates in August UK spending has stagnated in August as unpredictable weather and late bank holiday adversely affected retail sales of furniture, clothing and equipment. General Retailers > Multi-channel & Online Retailing > News

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Retail sector urged to have their say on how to close the gender pay gap
By FBR Staff Writer
Retail firms across the country are being called on to respond to a major Government consultation on how to close the gender pay gap.
Markets & Regulations > Markets > News
UK retail sales up 1.8% in June: BRC-KPMG
By RBR Staff Writer
Retail sales in the UK were up 1.8% in June on a like-for-like basis from June 2014, when they had decreased 0.8% on the preceding year, as per figures from British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

Supply Chain Management

Gazeley announces largest UK pre-let in two years with leading grocery retailer Waitrose for a new distribution centre
By RBR Staff Writer
Gazeley, a leading global investor and developer of logistics warehouses and distribution warehouses has today announced a deal signed with leading UK grocery retailer Waitrose to develop a new 940,000 sq. ft. national distribution centre.
General Retailers > Convenience Stores & Gas Stations > News
LondonMetric to acquire M&S distribution center in Sheffield
By RBR Staff Writer
LondonMetric Property has inked a deal to acquire the Marks & Spencer (M&S) distribution centre in Sheffield from clients of CBRE Global Investors for £32.2m, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.6%.
General Retailers > Hypermarkets & Supermarkets > News

Regulatory & Policy

Amazon partners with UK government to test drone deliveries
By RBR Staff Writer
Online retail giant Amazon has entered into a partnership with UK Government to expand its testing of delivery drones.
Osborne proposes new national living wage in UK
By RBR Staff Writer
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has proposed introduction of a new national living wage at a rate of £7.20 per hour as part of the budget this year.