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London retail continues to outpace UK

The UK capital once again defied the wider economic downturn last month with a like-for-like sales climb of 5.1 per cent in March – in contrast, the UK as a whole saw like-for-likes drop 1.2 per cent compared to the same month in 2008. For the first quarter of 2009, …

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HMV reveals new consumer games event

Not content with boosting its range to include Re/Play second hand titles and the Gamerbase experience stores, HMV has underlined its move towards becoming a games specialist by backing a new London consumer event. Put together in association with competitive gaming outfit UKeSA, Game On! London will take place June …

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London retail show more year-on-year gains

High Street sales in the nation’s capital have continued to buck the nationwide retail slump, with like-for-like sales climbing 5.9 per cent in February – a stark contrast to the national year-on-year 1.8 per cent decline seen across the UK. The news continues the trend seen in January, with like-for-like …

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London retail buoyant in January

Not long after promising news about the not as bad as expected January on the UK High Street, it has now emerged that London retailers saw a sharp increase in trade last month. Retail Week reports that like-for-like sales in the capital last month were 6.5 per cent up on …

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