Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Wilko job cuts

Trade union hopeful Wilko job losses will be minimal

Trade union officials have expressed hope that jobs losses at beleaguered retail chain Wilko can be minimised after initial fears that thousands will be made redundant.
Wilko job cuts

Thousands of jobs on the line as Wilko eyes job cuts

The future of almost 4000 Wilko staff is up in the air after the homewares retailer confirmed it has commenced a redundancy consultation period, weeks after it posted an 80 per cent drop in annual profits.
Poundland 50p

Poundland launches 50p sale for first time

Discount retail chain Poundland has just launched a sale where thousands of products will be sold at just 50p for the first time ever.

Weakened pound sends Wilko profits plummeting 80%

Value retail chain Wilko has recorded a sharp drop in profits, attributing it to the weak sterling and the “unilateral imposition” of the national...
Tofs new CEO

Tofs appoints Halford’s former commercial boss as new CEO

Tofs has hired the former commercial director at Halfords, Emma Fox, to be its new chief executive.
Asda takeover

Asda thought to be considering £4.4bn bid for B&M

Big 4 grocer Asda could table a takeover bid for discount retailer B&M, according to the Sunday Times.
Shop price value retail

Value retailers increase store count by 5000 since 2009

An increasing consumer focus on affordability and convenience has seen value and discount retailers increase their UK store count by more than 5000 since...

Poundland in legal battle over Toblerone copy

Poundland has become embroiled in a legal battle with chocolate maker Toblerone as it attempts to launch its own “Twin Peaks” chocolate bars.
Matalan Staff

700 Matalan staff could strike over pay dispute

Matalan staff have said “strike action could be on the cards” after a pay row between management and factory workers ignited.
school uniform

Aldi & Lidl spark school uniform price war

Aldi and Lidl have created a whole new front in the price wars between the UK's biggest supermarkets, with both chains now offering an...

Feature Resource

Retailers Guide to Consumer Behaviour in Peak Season Trading

Poq's latest research sheds light on online consumer behaviour during the “Golden Quarter” in 2018. From acquiring users to nurturing them to be the...