Sunday, November 19, 2017
Bargain Booze

Bargain Booze owner raises toast to first half 9.2% revenue surge

Revenues have surged by almost a tenth at Bargain Booze parent company Conviviality, fuelled by rising sales across all of its business units.
Sainsbury's vinyl

Sainsbury’s strikes a chord with new own-label vinyl range

Sainsbury's is set to capitalise on the resurgent popularity of vinyl as it prepares to become the first supermarket to launch its own vinyl record label.
physical entertainment

Physical entertainment sales returns to growth as games level up

The physical entertainment market has returned to growth for the first time since August 2014, thanks to stellar figures from games sales.

Waterstones owner considers sale

Waterstones could potentially go on the market soon as its Russian oligarch owner begins to explore his options.
Gear4Music update

Gear4Music records uplift in half-year revenue amid US expansion

International growth, rising website traffic and improving conversion rates have been attributed to Gear4Music's surge in revenues and profits.
Warhammer Games Workshop

Warhammer retailer Games Workshop’s share price up 20% as sales perform “strongly”

Fantasy model games retailer Games Workshop, soon to be rebranded Warhammer, reported that profits are running “well above” last year’s levels.
Toys R Us suppliers

Suppliers stop deliveries to Toys R Us UK

Suppliers have reportedly stopped toy deliveries to the UK arm of Toys R Us amid concerns the financial state of its US parent company could adversely impact their business.
Card Factory 900th store

Card Factory to open 900th store

Greeting cards retailer Card Factory is set to achieve a landmark as it prepares to open its 900th UK store today in  Epping Forest Shopping Park.

Smiggle unveils European expansion plans as UK becomes biggest market

Australian stationery retailer Smiggle has announced plans to grow into mainland Europe in 2018 – as it confirmed that the UK has become its largest global market.
hotel chocolate update

Hotel Chocolat cashes in on sweet success of the last year

Hotel Chocolat's profits doubled in its last financial year after it launched "chocolate lock-ins" and catered to more health-conscious consumers.

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2017 UK Retail Report

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