UK retail

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Shop workers facing almost 300 assaults every day

Shop workers facing almost 300 assaults every day

Shop workers facing almost 300 assaults every day

Shop workers are facing almost 300 assaults every day, ranging from attacks by drunks to being injured trying to tackle shoplifters, a new study suggests.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Retail sales surge despite Brexit uncertainty

Retail sales surge despite Brexit uncertainty

Retail sales surge despite Brexit uncertainty

Consumers have continued to ignore concerns about Brexit to send retail sales surging in March, official figures show.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Sports Direct boss accuses Debenhams’ bosses of ‘falsehoods’ after tabling rescue bid

Sports Direct boss accuses Debenhams bosses of ‘falsehoods’ after tabling rescue bid

Sports Direct boss accuses Debenhams bosses of ‘falsehoods’ after rescue bid

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has attacked Debenhams executives, accusing them of "falsehoods and denials" days after tabling a £150 million rescue offer, it has been reported.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Fortnum and Mason stockpiling ‘hundred of thousands’ of champagne bottles

Fortnum & Mason stockpiling ‘hundreds of thousands’ bottles of champagne

Fortnum & Mason stockpiling ‘hundreds of thousands’ bottles of champagne

The CEO of Fortnum & Mason has said the luxury retail brand is stockpiling “hundreds of thousands” of bottles of champagne to prepare for the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Self-service checkouts are ‘an opportunity to be dishonest’, says retail expert

Self-service checkouts are ‘an opportunity to be dishonest’, says retail expert

Self-service checkouts are ‘an opportunity to be dishonest’, says retail expert

Claire Bailey, an independent retail expert has said that self-service checkouts in supermarkets give some people “an opportunity to be dishonest”.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Next cuts profit forecast despite healthy December sales as chief dismisses Brexit fears

Next cuts profit forecast despite healthy December sales as chief dismisses Brexit fears

Next cuts profit forecast despite healthy December sales

Next chief executive Simon Wolfson said Brexit would only make people be 'a little more cautious' as the retailer dropped its profit predictions

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thousands of jobs at risk as HMV nears collapse

Thousands of jobs at risk as HMV nears collapse

Thousands of jobs at risk as HMV nears collapse

Music retailer HMV is at risk of becoming the first high street casualty after Christmas as it teeters on the brink of administration.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Brexiteer Next boss says no-deal Brexit gridlock at ports 'would be a problem'

Brexiteer Next boss says no-deal Brexit gridlock at ports 'would be a problem'

Brexiteer Next boss says no-deal Brexit gridlock at ports 'would be a problem'

Lord Simon Wolfson, the chief executive of Next, has warned of potential issues if a no deal Brexit caused gridlock at ports

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

John Lewis half-year profits fall by 98%

John Lewis half-year profits fall by 98%

John Lewis half-year profits fall by 98%

John Lewis reported a profit loss of 98% in the six months to July 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Over 5,000 jobs at risk as Poundworld goes into administration

Over 5,000 jobs at risk as Poundworld goes into administration

Poundworld has 350 stores in the UK and is set to appoint Deloitte to handle the administration

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Carphone Warehouse plan store closures

Carphone Warehouse plan store closures

The retailer's new boss pledges to 'take action' to tackle the firm's high street troubles.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Homebase sold to Hilco for 'a nominal sum'

Homebase sold to Hilco for 'a nominal sum'

Australian owner Wesfarmers have sold the DIY retailers to the retail restructuring firm Hilco.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Topshop sales down by 6%

Topshop sales down by 6%

The fashion retailer swung to a loss last year as the chain struggled in a tough environment for high street firms.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Asda and Sainsburys confirm £12bn merger

Asda and Sainsburys confirm £12bn merger

Asda and Sainsburys confirm £12bn merger

The supermarket chains said there'll be no store closures or job losses

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Brexit: expert warns of economic complacency despite sales increase

Brexit: 'shoppers are ignoring Project Fear and the high street remains buoyant'

Shoppers are ignoring 'Project Fear' and high street remains buoyant post-Brexit

But expert Annie Shaw reckons 'it's too early' to tell if this increase will curb recession