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Salesforce adopts stock optimisation solutions by French specialist OneStock

Salesforce adopts stock optimisation solutions by French specialist OneStock

American CRM services specialist Salesforce has added the stock optimisation solutions of French start-up OneStock to its suite of corporate software applications, currently adopted by some 150,000 companies.
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Under-pressure Intu creates strategic team to drive footfall, dwell time

Under-pressure Intu creates strategic team to drive footfall, dwell time

The creation of a new team dedicated to transforming retail experiences sets the tone for a new decade at Intu, the troubled shopping centre owner which is trying to raise £1 billion from shareholders to survive.
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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield sells majority stake in five large French shopping malls

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield sells majority stake in five large French shopping malls

French groups Crédit Agricole Assurances and La Française will hold a 54.2% stake in the joint-venture company set up with commercial real estate developer URW to run five leading shopping malls in France.
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Intu shares plunge as investor says it won't take part in new funding

Intu shares plunge as investor says it won't take part in new funding

Intu’s plans to raise equity from investors to cut debt have hit a wall, with a major Hong Kong-based investor pulling out, a day after confirming discussions.
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Small footfall drop no cause for celebration yet says Ipsos Retail Performance

Small footfall drop no cause for celebration yet says Ipsos Retail Performance

Following Springboard’s footfall report for January earlier this week, a second footfall study has agreed that visitor traffic to non-food stores fell just 0.5% in the UK last month.
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Selfridges MD Forster exits, group head Pitcher steps in for now

Selfridges MD Forster exits, group head Pitcher steps in for now

The managing director of Selfridges, Simon Forster, has left the luxury department store retailer after a little over a year in the job with Anne Pitcher taking the helm temporarily.
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Condé Nast appoints Christiane Mack as chief content operations officer

Condé Nast appoints Christiane Mack as chief content operations officer

The media group behind Vogue has appointed the 29-year company veteran to the newly created role of chief content operations officer, a role in which she will head up the recently established content operations group.
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Swiss mass-market distribution group Migros sells department store chain Globus

Swiss mass-market distribution group Migros sells department store chain Globus

The 48 branches of Swiss department store chain Globus have been sold to the joint-venture company formed by Signa and Central Group, the owner of top European department store groups KaDeWe, La Rinascente and Illum.
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Typos and pop-ups are features that erode trust in webstores says Reboot SEO study

Typos and pop-ups are features that erode trust in webstores says Reboot SEO study

​A new report has found that nearly 50% of consumers trust a website more if it has an active social media account, and are suspicious of pop-up ads, lack of payment options and incorrect spelling on the site.
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Snap adds more users, still misses quarterly revenue estimates

Snap adds more users, still misses quarterly revenue estimates

Snap Inc added more users to photo messaging app Snapchat in the fourth quarter, but missed Wall Street estimates for revenue on Tuesday, hurt by a shorter holiday season.
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Retail CEO turnover surged in nightmare year 2019 says headhunter Korn Ferry

Retail CEO turnover surged in nightmare year 2019 says headhunter Korn Ferry

Fifty-five UK retail chiefs headed for the door in 2019 after battling some of the toughest trading conditions seen for a generation.
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Klarna launches in Australia after multi-million dollar investment from CBA

Klarna launches in Australia after multi-million dollar investment from CBA

Klarna, one of the companies behind the development of buy now, pay later, has partnered with The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to launch its services in Australia and New Zealand.
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Victor Busser returns to McArthurGlen as managing director of leasing

Victor Busser returns to McArthurGlen as managing director of leasing

He replaces Adrian Nelson, who is retiring from his role as group leasing and brand development director this Easter after spending over 16 years at the company. 
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Icon Outlet at the O2 unveils selfie factory for influencers

Icon Outlet at the O2 unveils selfie factory for influencers

As the race to find the next big thing in retail intensifies, shopping centres and retailers are turning to innovative concepts to make visiting bricks-and-mortar locations an exciting event.
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SCAD Fash pays homage to Azzedine Alaïa and Gilbert Adrian

SCAD Fash pays homage to Azzedine Alaïa and Gilbert Adrian

Savannah College of Art and Design’s museum of fashion and film is celebrating the intertwined legacies of the two iconic designers with a joint exhibition entitled “Alaïa-Adrian: Masters of Cut."
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Centric Brands names Laura Ritchey as new COO

Centric Brands names Laura Ritchey as new COO

The New York-based brand development company announced on Monday that it has appointed L Brands alum Laura Ritchey as its new chief operating officer.
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