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M&S Doubles Down on C-Store Strategy with Plans for 10 Locations, 50 Remodels

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When it originally opened in 2001, the Liverpool Street Station store was the first-ever M&S convenience store at a mainline railway station. The company kicked off the c-store push earlier this month with the reopening of its Liverpool Street Station Mezzanine store, which was renewed in partnership with travel food retailer SSP.

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American Apparel set for Australian comeback

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American Apparel’s staple items such as the 2001 Fine Jersey Unisex t-shirt and the 1301 Heavyweight Cotton Unisex t-shirt will also be available on the website. The company’s products will remain available for wholesale purchase.

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Barnes & Noble Revamps Loyalty Program, Adding Free Option

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Barnes & Noble has reconfigured its loyalty offerings for the first time since the program began in 2001, launching its first free program and enhancing the benefits of its paid Membership program.

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Lendlease sells Caneland Central in Mackay for $280 million

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Caneland Central has been owned and operated by APPF Retail since 2001. Caneland Central, the region’s largest shopping centre at 65,964sqm, is anchored by Myer, Coles, Woolworths, Target, and Big W, and home to a variety of mini-majors and businesses.

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Singtel denies it plans to sell Optus despite talks with Canadian investor 

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Singtel bought Optus in 2001. The AFR reported that negotiations are underway with Canadian private equity company Brookfield, which specialises in infrastructure, and that Canada’s CPP Investment Board may join as a consortium partner.

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Apple to pull the plug on iPod after 20 years

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Since its launch in 2001, the iPod took on a storm of competing music players before being eclipsed by smartphones, online music streaming and within the Apple pantheon, by the rise of the iPhone.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Promotes Two Executives to Top Finance Positions

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Crossen, who has been with the retailer since 2001, will lead the team responsible for executing global accounting operations, financial reporting and tax functions, and will continue to report to EVP and CFO Gustavo Arnal. Both appointments are effective immediately.

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