Saturday, July 21, 2018

No business rates freeze in Autumn Statement

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement this afternoon and failed to announce a long hoped-for business rates freeze in 2013, increasing financial pressures...

Christmas spend slashed by £792m

Cash-strapped UK households will spend £792 million less on Christmas this year than they did in 2011, a YouGov SixthSense report has revealed. The...

UK footfall fell 3.7% last week

UK footfall decreased by 3.7 per cent year-on-year last week as Christmas shoppers remained cautious over spending, according to figures released today by the...

B&M sold to US firm as Leahy named Chairman

Lancashire-based variety retailer B&M has been sold to US private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R),which has acquired a “significant stake” in the...

Christmas consumer confidence crashes

Consumer confidence has fallen sharply ahead of the crucial Christmas trading period, experts have warned today. According to a poll by analysts firm Conlumino,...

High street sales down 0.2% last month

Footfall levels across the UK fell last month as bad weather swept the UK, driving like-for-like (LFL) high street sales down 0.2 pert cent...

Retail sales continue to grow

Retail sales volumes grew year-on-year for the third consecutive month in November, according to new figures, welcome news in the crucial run-up to Christmas....

Government proposes 45p minimum alcohol unit price

The Government has proposed a minimum price of 45p per unit of alcohol and a ban on multi-buy offers as part of a Home...

Comment: The growing popularity of pop-ups

No-one is a stranger to a pop-up store. You‘ll find them on the high street, in shopping centres, train stations, even bars or pubs;...

Consumer confidence rockets 8 points

Consumer confidence has rocketed this month, up eight points to -22, the highest reading in 18 months, figures released today reveal. According to the...

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Visual Transformation: Creating High-Impact Customer Experiences

In the digital age, consumers expect a customer journey that goes above and beyond. With this in mind, Magento has partnered with Zmags to...