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Selfridges boss Anne Pitcher: ‘The high street is a tragedy’
The doyenne of department stores may be departing for a rival soon, but she is confident that reinvention can keep physical shopping alive

Sarah Butler

13, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Just Stop Oil activists occupy beds in Harrods in protest against fuel poverty
Protesters take to luxury beds and sofas in London store to call for action on ‘sky-rocketing’ energy bills

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill and Tobi Thomas

03, Dec, 2022 @6:41 PM

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Amazon warehouse workers stage Black Friday strikes and protests around world
On one of firm’s biggest shopping days of year, employees demand better wages and conditions

Mark Sweney

25, Nov, 2022 @9:48 AM

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Public buildings in England and Wales likely to get 15%-20% tax rises next year
Business rates revaluation likely to hit hospitals and colleges, while big banks and department stores such as Harrods benefit

Sarah Butler

18, Nov, 2022 @5:29 PM

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‘They are buying something’: the cash, gifts and arms cementing the Qatari-UK relationship
The gas-rich state’s influence in Britain reaches to the heart of government, and has been cultivated over decades

Rob Davies and Joseph Smith

17, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Harrods doubles MD’s pay to £2.3m despite collecting £6m in furlough support
Luxury store made profit of £51m in 2021-22 after Covid restrictions eased and tourists returned

Sarah Butler

30, Oct, 2022 @6:02 PM

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Aldi and Primark among retailers closing for Queen’s funeral
Morrisons makes checkout beeps quieter and turns off PA systems as businesses pay respects

Rupert Jones and agencies

12, Sep, 2022 @5:17 PM

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Harrods delays summer discount sale due to global supply chain issues
Supplies are running ‘two to three weeks’ behind, a situation the store says has been exacerbated by post-Brexit staff shortages

Sarah Butler

22, Jun, 2022 @5:38 PM

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William Blackburn obituary
Other lives: Businessmen who created the New England Ice Cream company and set up an international prize for female playwrights

Lauro Martines

31, Jan, 2022 @2:58 PM

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Harrods restaurant staff strike averted after pay victory
UVW union says deal represents a new benchmark for pay in the hospitality sector

Sarah Butler

07, Dec, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Harrods £68m in red and faces strike by dozens of restaurant workers
Luxury department store Harrods made a loss last year due to pandemic lockdowns

Sarah Butler

03, Nov, 2021 @5:02 PM

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John Hitchin obituary
Other lives: Publisher and bookseller who became Penguin retail director and president of the Booksellers Association

Megan Hitchin

28, Oct, 2021 @7:33 PM

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