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The boss of Karen Millen has revealed how London is key to the company’s record trading over Christmas because of the fashion brand’s decision to continue making all its clothes in-house and in the heart of the capital.

Crystal Palace appoint Tony Pulis as manager

Crystal Palace have confirmed the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

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New structure at Aurora aims to make the most of online retailing trend

Aurora Fashions, the group behind the Coast, Oasis and Warehouse brands, is radically reshaping its businesses to help it capitalise on the rapid shift to online retailing globally.

Aurora puts Coast brand spin-off on the timetable

Aurora Fashions is considering spinning off its Coast brand as an independent company to improve its long-term prospects of selling the womenswear chain.

Coast may be spun off as Aurora ponders sale

Aurora Fashions is considering spinning off its Coast brand as an independent company to improve its long-term prospects of selling the womenswear chain.

Baugur consortium's £326m BFG bid has £3.2m break fee

Big Food Group will pay Tom Hunter, who has teamed up with Baugur to make an agreed £326m takeover offer for the Iceland owner, £1.3m if a rival bid appears, it emerged yesterday.

Viking raider makes another foray on Britain's high streets

Jon Asgeir Johannesson is not a name that trips off the tongue. Not yet at any rate. But given the prolific rate at which the 36-year-old chairman of Baugur is buying up the UK high street it soon could be. After all, the average Joe or Joanna hadn't heard of Philip Green not so long ago.

Baugur pounces on Big Food Group

Shares in Big Food Group soared 11 per cent yesterday after the owner of the Iceland frozen food chain revealed it had received a £379m takeover approach from its biggest shareholder, the Icelandic retailer Baugur.

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