Wednesday, February 20, 2019

3% of non-food retail sales go via Mike Ashley’s empire

3.2% of non-food retail purchases go through a business Mike Ashley has a stake in.
retail park spend

Retail park spend declines in wake of Toys R Us & Maplin closures

The demise of retailers including Toys R Us and Maplin has driven sales away from retail parks, according to new research.
January consumer confidence

Brits’ “wait & see” attitude keeps consumer confidence low

UK consumer confidence remained at its gloomiest in five-and-a-half years this month.

6500 Clarks staff to teach children literacy skills as they fit their shoes

Clarks have launched a government backed initiative which will see some 6500 staff teach children language skills.
high street health

Business rates system “does not reflect retail market” says ex-John Lewis boss

Major retail figures including Andy Street have piled fresh pressure on the government to reform business rates.
January shop price inflation

Shop price inflation edges up to highest rate since 2013

Shop prices in January were slightly up on a year ago despite heavy post-Christmas discounting.
Brexit

Consumers place Brexit as top concern as amid fears of retail downturn

Consumers have placed Brexit as their top concern for the year ahead as it is expected to dent retail turnover this year.
Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley faces fine for late filing of accounts

Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley is facing a fine after being six months late filing Mash Holdings' accounts.
VPZ vaping

VPZ eyes Europe expansion amid stock market debut

VPZ has revealed plans to expand into Europe before making a potential stock market debut as it takes advantage of the increasing demand in the vaping industry.
tax list

JD Sports & Primark owners, Mike Ashley among list of biggest tax payers

The families that own JD Sports, Primark & Selfridges, have been named among those who paid the most tax in the UK last year.

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