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Primark profits boost for ABF

PRIMARK owner Associated British Foods has again upped its full-year profit outlook after being boosted by strong sales at the low-cost fashion chain.

Where have all the shoppers gone?

Gary McDonald Business Editor
WHERE have all the shoppers gone? The north's high streets, shopping centres and retail parks all recorded a drop-off in numbers in August for the third month running, the latest Springboard retail footfall report shows.

Weak pound drives high street trade to two-year high

By Josie Clarke, Press Association Consumer Affairs Correspondent
THE UK high street has enjoyed its best month in almost two years as the weak pound led to an influx of British "staycationers" and overseas tourists.

Bogart are dressed to invest

Jonathan Gilpin
ONE of Northern Ireland’s longest serving menswear retailers has announced a major expansion to its Belfast premises creating four new jobs.

M&S marks half century by revealing further growth

Gary McDonald
RETAIL giant Marks & Spencer marked a half-century of trading in Northern Ireland yesterday by revealing plans to create 80 jobs at a new 7,400 sq ft food hall and 50 seat café in Craigavon.

Argos to recruit 10,000 festive staff

By Alan Jones, Press Association Industrial Correspondent
HIGH street giant Argos is taking on more than 10,000 temporary workers to cope with the annual surge in business over the festive season.

Jaguar Land Rover make 2020 electric car pledge

By Ravender Sembhy, Press Association City Editor
JAGUAR Land Rover has said all of its vehicles will be available in electric or hybrid models from 2020 as it becomes the latest car-maker to move away from internal combustion engines.

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