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Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers

House of Fraser to close 31 stores
By RBR Staff Writer
UK-based department store House of Fraser is planning to close 31 stores, which will affect 6,000 jobs.
Specialist Retailers > Apparels, Accessories & Luxury Goods Retailers > News
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

Drug & Personal Care Stores

A.S. Watson to open 1,300 new stores next year
Hong Kong-based health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson has unveiled its plans to open 1,300 new stores across the world next year.
Specialist Retailers > Drug & Personal Care Stores > News
Rite Aid transfers over 1,650 stores to Walgreens
Rite Aid said that it has so far transferred 1,651 stores and related assets to Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and received cash proceeds of $3.6bn, which it continues to use to reduce debt.
Specialist Retailers > Drug & Personal Care Stores > News

Duty-free Retailers

Marui to open at JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka, Japan
Marui Group has announced that Hakata Marui will open on floors 1-7 at the commercial facility, KITTE Hakata operated by Japan Post, on April 21, 2016.
General Retailers > Department Stores > News
Dufry to acquire travel retailer World Duty Free for EUR3.6bn
By RBR Staff Writer
Switzerland-based Dufry is planning to acquire World Duty Free (WDF), in a deal that could value the Italian travel retailer at around €3.6bn.
Specialist Retailers > Duty-free Retailers > News

Electricals & Electronics Retailers

Retailer Dixons Carphone hit by massive data breach
By RBR Staff Writer
Electronics retailer Dixons Carphone has admitted a massive data breach, with attackers accessing bank card details of 5.9 million customers.
Specialist Retailers > Electricals & Electronics Retailers > News
Shop Direct to develop automated distribution center in East Midlands
UK-based pureplay digital retailer Shop Direct has revealed its plans to create an automated, 500,000ft² distribution and returns center in the East Midlands.
Specialist Retailers > Electricals & Electronics Retailers > News

Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers

HelloFresh introduces retail product line
Meal-kit company HelloFresh (HFG) has launched its retail product range, starting at 581 locations under the Ahold Delhaize U.S.A. brand’s Giant Food (Landover) and Stop & Shop.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News
JAB to buy majority stake in Pret A Manger
By RBR Staff Writer
German invesetment firm JAB has agreed to acquire a majority stake in sandwich chain Pret A Manger from Bridgepoint and other minority shareholders.
Specialist Retailers > Food, Drinks & Grocery Retailers > News

Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers

Habitat to open two new stand-alone stores this autumn
UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s said that its homeware retailer subsidiary Habitat will open two new stand-alone stores this autumn, one in Westfield London in September, followed by another in Brighton’s town centre in October.
Specialist Retailers > Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers > News
John Lewis acquires home improvements firm Opun
John Lewis Partnership has acquired Opun, a company that manages home improvement projects on behalf of customers.
Specialist Retailers > Home Furniture & Houseware Retailers > News

Tobacco Retailers


Leisure, Sports & Entertainment

DICK'S Sporting Goods opens two new stores in two states
US-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer DICK'S Sporting Goods has opened two new stores in two states.
News
Live Ventures acquires entertainment retailer Vintage Stock
Live Ventures has acquired 100% of the outstanding stock of entertainment retailer, Vintage Stock in a cash and debt transaction worth around $60m.
Specialist Retailers > Leisure, Sports & Entertainment > News