Friday, January 21, 2022
The Works

The Works upgrades outlook after “record” Christmas

The Works has reported an increase in revenue and upgraded its EBITDA outlook for the 2022 financial year.
M&S AR app instore

M&S launches in-store AR shopping app

// Marks and Spencer has launched its first ever in-store AR shopping app // The app is live in-store and ready to use in the...
Gear4music

Gear4music UK sales grow while Brexit impacts EU sales

Gear4music has seen its third quarter UK sales rise by 13% on the same period last year and by 24% on two years ago.
WHSmith

WHSmith faces investor revolt over plans to pay £550,000 bonus to CEO

WHSmith is facing a shareholder revolt after plans to pay a £550,000 bonus to its chief executive Carl Cowling.
Boris Johnson has announced that shoppers will no longer be required to wear face masks in shops as Plan B restrictions end next week.

Face masks no longer mandatory in shops from next week

Boris Johnson has announced the end of its Plan B Covid restrictions from next Thursday, which means shoppers will no longer be required to wear face masks in shops.
WHSmith

WHSmith travel sales dampened by Omicron

WHSmith store sales remain below pre-pandemic levels while sales at travel locations including airports and railway stations fell in December due to the Omicron variant.
Inflation

Inflation rises to highest rate since March 1992

New research has shown that inflation rose to 5.4% last month, its highest rate since March 1992, as Britain's cost of living squeeze intensified.
Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat increases profit forecast after Christmas sales rise

Hotel Chocolat boss has said he expects full-year earnings to come in ahead of expectations after Christmas sales increased.
Lessons from Christmas 2021 from Tesco, Sainsbury's, Next, Currys, M&S, Next and Asos

Six lessons from Christmas 2021 from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S and ASOS bosses

Christmas 2021 looks to have been a cracker with retailers such as Tesco, Next and Sainsbury's posting profit upgrades. But what are the key lessons that retailers should take into 2022?
Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices meant there was a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week.

UK weekly footfall rises as workers return to the office

Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices meant there was a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week.

Feature Resource

The State of Digital Marketing

Mapp is running a 5-min survey to assess how companies in the UK have reshaped their marketing strategies during 2021 and their priorities for 2022. Why should...