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Morphy Richards to axe jobs and cut spending

Small appliances manufacturer Morphy Richards is the latest industry name to announce cost-cutting measures, including job losses. 
16 March 2009

Christmas sales boost for John Lewis

John Lewis has shrugged off last week's profits slump to announce sales of its Christmas products were showing an 11.3% week-on-week increase. 
25 November 2008

John Lewis sales figures show further fall

John Lewis sales figures plunged by 14% last week fueling fears cash conscience customers are trading down from the high-end stores due to the economic turn down. 
21 November 2008

M&S goes international

Marks & Spencer has launched an international delivery service giving potentially millions of customers access to its home accessories range through the internet. 
18 November 2008

Garden centre speaker for Housewares Conference

With DIY and garden retailers constantly evolving and adapting their businesses, many have looked to housewares as a way of diversifying and capturing more consumer spend. To this end, The Housewares Conference is thrilled to be able to address the subject head on at this year's conference. 
15 February 2008

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