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John Lewis to withhold service charges in pursuit of discounts

Retailer John Lewis has informed some of its landlords that it will withhold 20 per cent of its obligatory service charges as it looks to save money, the BBC has revealed.

John Lewis to cut a third of senior management jobs

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that it will cut a third of its senior management jobs as the company undergoes major restructuring from February 2020.

Sainsbury’s to close Argos units amid profit fall

Supermarket heavyweight Sainsbury’s is set to close around 60 Argos stores in favour of adding around 80 smaller Argos sections to its supermarkets.

Aldi to open new supermarket each week for the next two years

Aldi has announced plans to invest £1 billion in order to open a new store every week, according the supermarket’s chief executive for the UK and Ireland, Giles Hurley.

Net high-street closures rise to 1,234

A net number of 1,234 stores were closed on Britain’s leading 500 high streets in the first half of 2019 according to new figures published by PwC and the Local Data Company.

Retailers across the country rolling out new anti-fraud measures

The measures, known as Strong Customer Authentication, ask shoppers to input a one-time passcode to complete an online transaction and have also been introduced by the likes of Apple.

50 more towns to access Future High Streets Fund

It has been confirmed that the Future High Streets Fund will be rolled out to 50 additional towns, with an investment of £1 billion overall.

CBI: High street sales fall at fastest rate since 2008

A survey from the CBI has found that high street sales have fallen at the fastest rate since 2008.A survey from the CBI has found that high street sales have fallen at the fastest rate since 2008.

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