Sunday, August 19, 2018

Retail sales blitz expectations in July sending sterling rallying

Retail sales in July trounced analysts’ expectations thanks to the hot weather and tail end of the World Cup.

Amazon could launch insurance comparison site

Amazon is understood to be preparing to launch an insurance price comparison site in the UK.

Financial watchdog slams PwC as report into BHS collapse released

The Financial Reporting Council has released a report slamming the financial firm PwC for its handling of BHS’s audit.

Inflation rises in July despite drop in clothing prices

Inflation rose throughout July for the first time since November last year summer holidays push up the price of transport costs.

M&S and Sainsbury’s sign up for disabled accessibility initiative “Purple Tuesday”

Some of the UK’s biggest retail organisations have signed up to “Purple Tuesday”, an initiative designed for disabled shoppers
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BRC Vacancies Monitor results: “There’s no escaping the fact that retail is changing”

The British Retail Consortium's (BRC) Footfall and Vacancies Monitor with Springboard found footfall fell by 0.8 per cent for July, for a third consecutive...
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Global Blue to bring new VIP lounge to London

Global Blue has announced plans to open its first VIP lounge in London later this month.
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Chancellor hints at online tax reform amid high street carnage

Chancellor Philip Hammond has hinted at introducing tax changes to ensure high street retailers are able to compete.
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Card Factory half-year sales up 3.2% despite rocky trading conditions

Card Factory faced a battle on numerous fronts for its first financial half, despite booking a 3.2 per cent rise in total group sales. The...

COMMENT: Customer experience isn’t a quick fix for vacant retail space

It’s a tough time for retail, and it seems just about everyone has the same plan of action for the future: customer experience.

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The retail CMO’s guide to Christmas 2018

Things are tough in retail right now. Administrations, Amazon, CX, AI, a weak pound...it's a lot. But we’re here to spread some Christmas cheer. The retail...