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John Lewis’s flagship 35million store in Birmingham will never reopen after closing during lockdown

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John Lewis's flagship £35million store in Birmingham will never reopen after closing during lockdown, putting 399 jobs at risk.

The high-end brand has today confirmed 1,300 roles would be affected overall as all eight retail sites announced in July as at risk of closure, also including the Watford store, will close permanently.  

The retailer said the affected stores were 'already financially challenged prior to the pandemic and a number of contributing factors, including the shift towards online shopping which Covid-19 has accelerated, meant these shops would not be commercially viable in the future'. 

Meanwhile, Jigsaw has said it could shutter up to 20 stores after seeing footfall plummet following the coronavirus lockdown. 

It follows Yo! Sushi revealing its plans to shut 19 of its sites and cut up to 250 jobs in a bid to protect its long-term future. 

The chain, which has 59 restaurants and 10 concessions across the …

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Amazon Warns of Big PS5 Pre-Order Issue [Video]

Amazon has issued a warning to PlayStation fans who have pre-ordered the PS5. Wednesday night, Amazon began taking pre-orders for the PS5 alongside Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, GAME, Target, and other retailers. As you would expect, within minutes Amazon's stock was depleted. And this has happened [...]

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EMVCo's webcast explains how EMV 3DS authentication can help online retailers and payment service providers meet PSD2 SCA requirements online.

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Former Bachelorette Angie Kent and her Gogglebox partner Yvie Jones star in Ebay’s latest ad, which sees Kent video chat Jones for advice on which clothing items to buy from the platform. CHE Proximity, which was appointed to Ebay’s creative roster a year ago, and 72 And Sunny were not involved with the campaign, which […]