Sunday, January 17, 2021
Up to 400,000 retail jobs could be lost on the UK’s high streets thanks to the boom in online shopping and working from home.

400,000 retail jobs could be lost thanks to online retail and work-from-home boom

Up to 400,000 retail jobs could be lost on the UK’s high streets thanks to the boom in online shopping and working from home.
Card Factory christmas trading update

Card Factory warns of £10m loss as store closures affect sales

Card Factory has reported a sales decline during the festive period as stores were forced to close under new restrictions.
Halfords Graham Stapleton

Halfords posts “best ever Christmas week” as Brits swap cars for bikes

Halfords has witnessed a sales increase during the festive period after recording its “best ever Christmas week” thanks to the ongoing demand for bikes.
Edinburgh Woollen Mill issues sales contracts to potential buyer

Edinburgh Woollen Mill issues sales contracts to potential buyer

Edinburgh Woollen Mill administrators reportedly issue sales contracts to potential buyer. Hundreds of jobs at EWM could be saved if sales process goes ahead.
All the retailers which disappeared from UK high streets in 2020

All the retailers that disappeared from UK high streets in 2020

Here are the biggest retailers to disappear from UK high streets in 2020: including Mothercare, Beales, Cath Kidston and more.
BRC Helen Dickinson BRC-ShopperTrak

December footfall drops over 46% as retailers call for financial support

UK retailers have renewed calls for the government to offer further financial support after footfall continued to drop in December.
Pets at Home trading update

Pets at Home in “strong position” for 2021 after Christmas sales surge

Pets at Home has raised its full-year profit guidance thanks to further “momentum” during the golden quarter.
John Lewis brexit delivery service

John Lewis axes international delivery to focus on UK market

John Lewis has axed its international delivery service after a number of British retailers scrap their shipping to the European Union.
Marks & Spencer Steve Rowe M&S

M&S clothing sales hit by Covid-19 restrictions in golden quarter

Marks & Spencer has reported a drop in clothing and homeware sales during the Christmas quarter as new restrictions continue to affect trading.
Bensons for Beds has become the latest retailer to offer to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as it is forced to shut all its physical stores amid new lockdown restrictions.

Bensons for Beds offers its shuttered stores as vaccination centres

Bensons for Beds has become the latest retailer to offer to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as it is forced to shut all its physical stores amid new lockdown restrictions.

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