Sainsbury's most expensive of big four supermarkets - new survey

Overall food inflation was 0.6%, the lowest level since 2006, according to BRC/Nielson
Tesco is the cheapest and Sainsbury’s is the most expensive of the big four supermarkets for essential products, a survey by this publication has found. A weekly shop of 40 products, which included commonly bought items such as Kellogs cornflakes, Heinz baked beans, Colgate toothpaste, a four pack of Carlsberg beer,... read more...
11:48AM - Wed 30th July 2014

Next leaves M&S firmly in the shadows with latest figures

Next’s latest figures have placed them even further ahead of traditional rival Marks and Spencer’s. Their sales for the quarter just gone have exceeded the 5.5 per cent - 9.5 per cent increase forecast in April, leading them to raise their full ye...
11:55AM - Wed 30th July 2014

Independence feign: Waterstones open ‘indie’ bookshop

To the naked eye, Southwold Bookshop is an authentic, independent seller, enriching the character of a small seaside town. But if one is to look deeper into the true nature of the store, they will find it is entirely owned by retail giants Waterst...
09:43AM - Wed 30th July 2014

Independent bookseller worried by Moleskine store roll-out

An independent bookshop retailer has expressed concern that stationery brand Moleskine is cannibalising its sales in Old Street station.The founder of Camden Lock books, Jason Burley, who has run his business for nearly 30 years, says he has been ...
09:23AM - Wed 30th July 2014
Mark Sebba, CEO, Net a Porter

Net-a-Porter's CEO steps down

Net-a-Porter chief executive, Mark Sebba, is stepping down after nearly 10 years in the role.Sebba joined the company in 2003, just three years after it had been founded by Natalie Massenet. Under his rule the company has been recognised for its h...
09:23AM - Tue 29th July 2014

Retail websites are getting slower, study finds

The UK’s top 50 retail websites are getting slower with third party content to blame, new research has found.The average loading time for a top 50 retail website was 10.29 seconds in the second quarter of 2014, according to information assurance c...
09:07AM - Tue 29th July 2014
Sir Terry Leahy at Retail London conference

Eagle Eye to post £800,000 loss for the year

Digital solutions specialist Eagle Eye expects to post a £800,000 loss for the year ended 30 June 2014 despite revenue soaring.The firm which supports vouchers, gift cards, coupons and staff incentive programmes saw revenue surged 157 per cent to ...
08:56AM - Tue 29th July 2014

Sunday papers round-up

A quarter of Britons have been inspired by the Tour de France to try cycling or cycle more often, Bike Biz reports. The poll by Sustrans revealed that London was the most inspired area with almost a third (29.3 per cent) intending to cycle more. C...
09:33AM - Mon 28th July 2014

How retailers can manage the Prince George effect

Prince George celebrated his first birthday this week, causing a huge increase in traffic for Petit Bateau. George was photographed wearing the childrenswear retailer’s dungarees and the resulting press coverage meant that they quickly sold out.Ma...
09:09AM - Mon 28th July 2014
A Mothercare and ELC store

Destination Maternity will not bid for Mothercare

US baby and mother retailer Destination Maternity will not make any more offers for Mothercare after a second bid was knocked back by the board.The firm has had two non-binding written proposals rejected by Mothercare and it is not willing to sign...
09:05AM - Mon 28th July 2014

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