Thursday, August 22, 2019
No-deal Brexit: Households spend £4bn stockpiling ahead of leaving the EU

Households spend £4bn stockpiling ahead of Brexit

// Spending on no-deal Brexit stockpiling hits £4bn, according to new survey // Several retailers have already said they have started stockpiling to ensure there...
Mike Ashley son-in-law Michael Murray: Sports Direct's transformation to "Selfridges of sport" will take 4 years

Michael Murray: Sports Direct’s upmarket transformation will take 4 years

Mike Ashley's future son-in-law has said it would take Sports Direct at least 4 years before it completes its transformation.
Tesco CEO Dave Lewis building support for online sales tax to reform business rates

Tesco is building support for online sales tax

// Tesco has been shoring up support for an online sales tax, according to PA // CEO Dave Lewis wants to cut business rates by...
ONS GDP UK economy contracts BRC: "The UK is now one quarter away from recession"

BRC: “The UK is now one quarter away from recession”

The BRC is urging the government to "take swift" action as it warned that the UK "is now one quarter away" from recession.
Michael Gove orders HMRC to help SMEs small retailers no-deal Brexit BRC CBI

Michael Gove orders HMRC to help small retailers in no-deal Brexit

Michael Gove has reportedly ordered the HMRC to provide support to cash-strapped small retailers in the event of a no-deal Brexit
UK turnover for "Tupperware-style" retail increased by an estimated 27% to £2.67bn in 2018, according to the Direst Selling Association DSA Susannah Schofield

“Tupperware-style” retail makes a comeback with 27% growth

Tupperware-style social shopping is making a comeback.
Sir Tim Waterstone feels no guilt over the closure of independent bookstores after Waterstones' aggressive expansion

Waterstones founder feels no guilt over indie bookstore closures

// Sir Tim Waterstone says he doesn't feel guilty about the closure of independent bookstores // Waterstone founded the Waterstones book retail chain in 1982 //...

Councils sue 750 firms a day over business rates

While shops, pubs and restaurants struggle to meet sky-high property taxes, councils are suing 750 firms a day over business rate
The Mall Walthamstow fire

Appeal launched after The Mall Walthamstow fire

A fundraising appeal has been launched for people who have been adversely affected by The Mall Walthamstow's recent fire.
Top retailers ahead of targets for carbon emission reduction

Retailers meeting carbon emission targets 2 years early – BRC

Leading retailers have cut their carbon emissions by a third since 2005, according to a new report from the BRC.

Feature Resource

Guide to international expansion in retail

Think Big. Think Global. That's the Key Message for Retailers Today The current retail market in the UK is challenging but some retailers are still managing...