Retail salaries rush ahead with a 7.3 per cent increase over the last year as unemployment reaches a record low.
Bookshop Waterstone's is set to open five new stores over the next month as it touts its insulation “from the wider retail economy” amid its search for a buyer.
100 jobs are set to be axed at Speedo, Berghaus and Boxfresh owner Pentland Brands amid a group restructure, according to Drapers.
16,000 Lidl employees are set to receive a pay rise as the supermarket pledges to meet new guidelines published by the Living Wage Foundation.
Director of labour market enforcement Sir David Metcalf has called on the government to embargo UK factories which fail to pay workers a minimum wage.
Retail job cuts have hit their highest rate since records began nearly a decade ago thanks in part to automation and wage increases.
390 jobs have been axed at fast fashion retailer New Look amid efforts to rebalance levels of senior and junior staff.
Amazon is set to open its third fulfilment centre in the North West of England, creating thousands of jobs and bringing the retailers investment in the UK to £6.4 billion since 2010.
Retail leaders in the UK have expressed criticism over the new apprenticeship levy after a 61 per cent drop in people starting an apprenticeship.
The online revolution has squeezed another 62,000 jobs out of the UK retail sector last year, according to new research.