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Burberry and Tencent team up for concept stores

Image copyright Burberry Burberry has partnered with China’s tech giant Tencent to launch a luxury concept store using social media interactions. The British retailer opened its first “social retail store” on Friday in Shenzhen, China’s technology hub. The companies want to roll the concept out across Burberry’s network in China. The tie-up comes as tensions rise between the two countries,… Read more →

John Lewis to close eight stores permanently

John Lewis has announced it is permanently closing eight of its stores, putting 1,300 workers at risk. The retailer said it had to “secure the business’s long-term future and respond to customers’ shopping needs”. Department stores in Birmingham and Watford will not reopen as the coronavirus lockdown eases. At Home stores in Croydon, Newbury, Swindon and Tamworth will also shut… Read more →