Monday, October 22, 2018

Ikea admits it has “failed customers”

Flat-pack furniture specialist Ikea Group admitted today that it has “failed” customers and vowed to implement DNA analysis on minced meat from all suppliers...

The Co-op profits dip 9.5% in “challenging year”

Mutual retail & services business The Co-operative Group has today reported that underlying operating profit across its food business fell 9.5 per cent to...

M&S wins Most Sustainable High St Retailer

High street retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability and waste reduction, winning an award for Most Sustainable...

Budget ignores calls for business rates freeze

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Budget this afternoon and announced that economic growth is forecast at just 0.6 per cent this year, half...

Greggs profits slide 2.2%

High street bakery retailer Greggs has today reported a pre-tax profit decline of 2.2 per cent to £51.9 million, blaming wet weather and pressurised...

Comment:How easy is it for people to buy from you?

There is an increasing convergence between online and offline worlds, as consumers research brands online and buy them in-store, or see a product whilst...

B&M profits surge 43%

Lancashire-based variety retailer B&M has seen profits surge 43 per cent to £90.6 million last year as consumers continued to favour discounters, it has...

Premium brands must offer discounts, says survey

Discounts are increasingly important for customers purchasing premium brands, as 70 per cent of shoppers don‘t care where they buy from as long as...

Footfall in February up 0.8%

Footfall in February grew 0.8 per cent on a year earlier as shopper numbers increased, signalling an improvement on the high street, according to...

Qatar eyes £8bn takeover of M&S

High street stalwart Marks & Spencer (M&S) is the subject of a potential takeover bid from Qatar, it has been reported. The country‘s sovereign...

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What will your workforce want and need,  now and in the...

Today's on-demand consumer mentality means businesses now operate in an ‘always-on’ economy. To meet customer demand for 24/7 access to products and services, businesses...