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    Brexit uncertainty continues to impact Yorkshire independent


    Four-store independent retail business sees both sales and profits decline.

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    Department store business grows sales towards £12m


    Heritage independent family owned department store chain Browns has reported another year of turnover growth as sales edge towards £12m.

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    Browns doubles profit; internal investment ongoing


    Heritage independent family owned department store chain Browns has more than doubled its profits as sales surpassed the £11m milestone.

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    Retail IT to host event


    Retail IT has announced it will be hosting an event to help boost retail success on 12 November this year. The event will be held at Browns on 82-84 St Martin’s Lane in Covent Garden, London, and will start from 2pm. As part of the show, author and TV retail expert, Clare Rayner, will deliver a

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    Indie reiterates bricks-and-mortar stance as profits nudge up


    Four-store independent retail business Browns of York has once again reiterated its stance that the business will not trade online following the company’s ability to nominally raise its profits margins for the firm’s latest full-year of trading ended 31 January 2015. The Yorkshire-based department

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    Store owners praise benefits of road closure


    Retailers trading on one of Henley’s principal high streets have unified to praise the benefits of a recent road closure, claiming business has increased since the planned road improvements reduced the amount of traffic passing through the town centre location. Speaking to local newspaper The

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    ‘Changing nature of retail’ forces Henley store to close


    A furniture store in Henley has announced it will cease trading early next year, after 25 years in the town. Browns of Henley has occupied a showroom on Duke Street in the town centre since 1989, but now the current owner says he will not be renewing the lease. Tim Barber bought the business from

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    First list of buyers attending London ExCel revealed


    The first round of buyers confirmed to attend next month’s May Design Series at London ExCeL have been revealed by organisers UBM. Retail businesses spreading across all sector platforms – from online to multiple groups – have all signed up for the event, which encompasses the inaugural unveiling

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    Department store fears damage of new development


    Department store retailer Browns of York believes the growth of ecommerce and the expansion of an out of town shopping mall will make 2014 a challenging year for the family-owned business. Browns expressed its concerns about the pressure the Monks Cross shopping centre is placing on the city centre

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    Browns expands store network


    Department store retailer Browns of York will open its fourth store next week.The new Gainsborough store will open on Wednesday 15 August at Marshall’s Yard.Browns has invested £600,000 in refurbishing the two-floor 12,000sq ft store, which was previously a Carpetright outlet.Nick Brown, managing