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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

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.
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