Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Waterstones

Waterstones warns on Christmas shortages amid UK lorry driver crisis

Waterstones is among major booksellers to warn on stock shortages during Christmas as a result of Brexit and Covid-19.
Retail sales grew continued to grow by three per cent in August thanks to the “resilience” of the grocery sector, but both growth and online sales slowed considerably.

Retail sales growth halved in August as online continues to lose ground

Retail sales grew continued to grow by three per cent in August thanks to the “resilience” of the grocery sector, but both growth and online sales slowed considerably.
As online retail continues to boom and sustainability moves to the forefront of consumers mind are traditional gift cards still necessary in this day and age.

Are gift cards still needed in 2021?

As online retail continues to boom and sustainability moves to the forefront of consumers mind are traditional gift cards still necessary.
Toy prices set to rise this Christmas, retail experts warn

Toy prices set to rise this Christmas, retail experts warn

The government must make forcing companies to lower shipping costs for UK businesses a “top priority”, industry leaders have urged.
GameStop shares have seen explosive gains this week as amateur traders refocus efforts to hammer Wall Street short sellers. 

GameStock shares jump 30% in “meme stock” revival costing short sellers millions

GameStop shares have seen explosive gains this week as amateur traders refocus efforts to hammer Wall Street short sellers. 
Waitrose

Unwanted wool from Waitrose lambs to be used in John Lewis mattresses

John Lewis is set to launch a new range of sustainable mattresses, as it seeks to address the declining value of wool provided by its Waitrose-serving sheep farmers.
Retail leaders urge gov't to follow Holyrood to protect shop workers

Retail leaders urge gov’t to follow Holyrood to protect shop workers

Retail leaders have called on the UK Government to follow Holyrood in extending new protections for retail workers.
Marks & Spencer has announced it will be closing 11 of its stores in France as it continues to have fresh and chilled food supply issues following Brexit.

M&S to close stores on Boxing Day as a “thank you” to staff

Marks & Spencer has reportedly revealed plans to allow staff to have the day off on Boxing Day this year.
Sainsbury's has seen its shares jump 12 per cent to seven-year highs after reports emerged suggesting Apollo Global Management was considering an acquisition bid. 

Sainsbury’s takeover only possible if Apollo bows out of Morrisons bid say analysts

Sainsbury's has seen its shares jump 12 per cent to seven-year highs after reports emerged suggesting Apollo Global Management was considering an acquisition bid. 

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Retail Gazette Report: Countdown to 2023

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