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By James Crayton, Gwendoline Davies To survive – even thrive – in uncertain times and in a challenging market, retailers need to be open-minded to opportunities for improving efficiency and targeting growth. One option that many high street names are choosing in the current market is the joint venture. Retail joint ventures – practical considerations […]

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