Monday, August 20, 2018

Sainsbury’s in supplier Hall of Shame

Supermarket chain Sainsbury‘s has today been criticised over its move to more than double payment times to all of its non-food suppliers. Last month,...

Mothercare LFLs up amid turnaround

Parent & child products retailer Mothercare has seen like-for-like (LFL) sales creep up 0.3 per cent in its second quarter though total sales plummeted...

M&S under fire for “real women” campaign

High street stalwart Marks and Spencer (M&S) has come under fire for using “real women” in a new advertising campaign, with critics taking to...

Q&A: Head of Retail at Quintain Phil Cottingham

Phil Cottingham operates as Head of Retail at Quintain and is leading the development of the London Designer Outlet (LDO) in Wembley. He spoke...

The Original Factor Shop sales up 13.6%

Local non-food convenience retailer The Original Factory Shop has reported a total sales rise of 13.6 per cent in its first half as the...

UK economy “will return to growth” in H2

The UK economy is set to grow in the second half of the year thanks to “a revival on the high street”, according to...

Comment: Knowledge Is Power

The retail industry in the UK today is a hotbed of competition. We have seen specialist operators put under ever increasing pressure from larger...

Thorntons LFLs fall 1.7% as peak season approaches

Chocolate retailer Thorntons saw like-for-like (LFL) sales decline 1.7 per cent in its first quarter as last year‘s store closures impacted trading, it has...

Go Outdoors CEO to take on new role

Outdoor equipment and clothing retailer Go Outdoors has announced today that its CEO and joint founder John Graham is to stand down from his...

JJB landlords to lose £37.5m a year

Landlords of beleaguered retailer JJB Sports could lose nearly £40 million in rent now that some 177 stores have been disposed of by administrator...

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The retail CMO’s guide to Christmas 2018

Things are tough in retail right now. Administrations, Amazon, CX, AI, a weak pound...it's a lot. But we’re here to spread some Christmas cheer. The retail...