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Daily Archives: February 1, 2013

Laura Ashley to Launch Menswear Collection

Furniture and fashion retailer Laura Ashley is to launch its first menswear collection as it seeks to expand its reach on the high street. ‘Man at LA’ is a capsule collection featuring 14 men’s Italian shirts in a range of simple plain, striped and checked designs. The collection will be […]

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Upcoming Changes to Planning Policy for Retail Uses

The government have announced a series of new and amended permitted development rights to be introduced in April 2013. The rights will be effective for three years, loosening planning constraints to help boost the economy. Offices will be permitted to be used for residential purposes without planning permission.Town centre units will […]

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Tackling the High Street ‘Crisis’

Figures released by Deloittes show that the number of retail administrations increased by six per cent in 2012, and with the recent collapse of Jessops, HMV and Blockbuster within a single week, questions have risen over a potentially a bleak year ahead. Due to retailers falling into administaration and cutting […]

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