Thursday, August 16, 2018

Retail sales blitz expectations in July sending sterling rallying

Retail sales in July trounced analysts’ expectations thanks to the hot weather and tail end of the World Cup.

G-Star Raw joins Meadowhall amid drive to double store estate

G-Star Raw is set to move into a new 2500sq ft flagship store in Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre.

AQ/AQ founder looks to carry on trading despite filing for insolvency

AQ/AQ founder Julie Lingard has filed a notice to creditors to continue trading her business, despite filing for insolvency in July. Lingard was the managing...

Amazon could launch insurance comparison site

Amazon is understood to be preparing to launch an insurance price comparison site in the UK.
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1 in 10 shoppers return clothes after Instagram post

A new survey commissioned by Barclaycard has found almost one in 10 UK shoppers admit to buying clothing only to take a photo on...
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Philip Day circling handful of HoF stores

Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group owner Philip Day is reported to be in talks with a group of landlords to take over several House of...
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B&Q inches up 3.6% in sales growth for Q2

DIY specialist B&Q recorded a 3.6 per cent rise in sales for its second quarter to July 31. Owner Kingfisher on Thursday said its B&Q...

Financial watchdog slams PwC as report into BHS collapse released

The Financial Reporting Council has released a report slamming the financial firm PwC for its handling of BHS’s audit.

Debenhams shares jump 25% since HoF sale as traders expect bidding war

Short sellers who have bet against Debenhams are scrambling to close their positions in anticipation of a price surge.

Inflation rises in July despite drop in clothing prices

Inflation rose throughout July for the first time since November last year summer holidays push up the price of transport costs.

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The retail CMO’s guide to Christmas 2018

Things are tough in retail right now. Administrations, Amazon, CX, AI, a weak pound...it's a lot. But we’re here to spread some Christmas cheer. The retail...