Friday, December 3, 2021
Frasers Group bank loan Sports Direct House of Fraser

Frasers Group secures almost £1bn in funding

Frasers Group has refreshed its bank loan facilities and secured nearly £1bn as part of the largest funding package to be secured in the British retail sector this year.

InPost to send charitable donations to homeless charity Shelter for free

// InPost has announced it will use its 2,500 UK lockers to send charitable donations to homeless non-profit organisation Shelter free of charge. // The news...
Gear4music AV Online

Gear4music acquires AV Online business

Gear4music - the largest UK-based online retailer of musical instruments and music equipment in the UK - has completed the acquisition of AV Distribution Ltd.
Halfords

Halfords acquires automotive business for £62m to focus on motoring

Halfords has acquired automotive service National for £62 million, which will see the business become the UK’s largest vehicle repair business.
Government Covid Omicron high street

Government urged to write off retail’s Covid Bounce Back Loans

The Government is being urged to write off the Bounce Back Loans taken out by smaller bricks and mortar retailers during Covid as the Omicron variant creates further uncertainty on the high street.
EG Group

EG Group sales smash £7bn thanks to food division

EG Group has recorded a rise in third quarter sales despite profits not reaching last year’s post-pandemic levels.
Pets at home shares pay out

Pets at Home staff to benefit from potential £11.7m pay out

Pets at Home has announced that over 500 of its colleagues could collectively benefit from a £11.7 million pay out.
Christmas adverts retailers

Christmas adverts: have retailers become victims of their own success?

Christmas adverts have become a true cultural phenomenon over recent years, with retailers battling to secure their slice of the festive pie. Retail Gazette asks whether they really help increase seasonal sales?
Pret A Manger has today announced it will be trialling its first ever loyalty programme called ‘Pret Perks’.n 200 UK shops over the next two years, after securing a further £100 million cash injection.

Pret A Manger trials long awaited ‘Pret Perks’ loyalty programme

Pret A Manger is trialling its first loyalty programme as part of the next phase of its omnichannel transformation.
Sainsbury's SmartShop

Sainsbury’s opens first checkout-free store powered by Amazon tech

// Sainsbury’s has become the latest grocery retailer to open a checkout-free store //  The new SmartShop Pick & Go format is built around Amazon’s “just...

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E-commerce payments after the pandemic

Ecommerce sales saw the equivalent of five years of growth in just 12 months last year. As retailers race to create seamless online shopping experiences, where...