7 days in retail – 6 August 2021

7 days in retail – an at-a-glance weekly digest of things happening in the retail sector this week:

  1. Lidl is launching a new scan-as-you-shop app called ‘Lidl Go’
  2. Sweaty Betty sold in a £300m deal to a US firm
  3. Greggs to create 500 jobs as it opens more stores
  4. ISawItFirst makes top hire, Greg Pateras, ahead of potential IPO
  5. The Hut Group snaps up Cult Beauty in £275m deal
  6. Joules posts profit rise as ecommerce growth offsets store closures
  7. Foot Locker to acquire Atmos and WSS

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