Sunday, March 29, 2020

Kiddicare acquires 10 of the Best Buy stores

Ten of the 11 large out-of-town retail outlets currently owned by US based electricals specialist Best Buy have been sold to online parent &...

WHSmith maintains profits while sales slip 5%

The script remains unchanged for high street retailer WHSmith; as today it reports a fall in sales over the Christmas period while still remaining...

Tourist spending in the UK jumps 600% in a decade

Spending on retail goods by visitors to the UK increased by 20 per cent year-on-year in December, the highest growth in a decade, new...

Only 13% of Woolworths units now vacant

Three years after its liquidation, the percentage of units formerly occupied by Woolworths which still lie vacant has more than halved in the last...

Hobbycraft makes senior operations & finance appointments

Arts & craft retailer Hobbycraft has today announced that it has appointed a new Retail Operations Director and a new Chief Financial Officer. Dominic...

Amazon & M&S are best rated retail brands

Several retailers have featured highly in a new survey published today by research group YouGov, which asked consumers to name their favourite brands in...

Scotland sees worst Xmas trading on record

Retail sales growth in Scotland last month was the weakest seen in any December since at least 1999, new findings published today reveal. Sales...

Halfords hires Clive West as new Digital Director

Bicycle and car parts retailer Halfords has today announced the appointment of former Asda executive Clive West as its new Group Digital Director. In...

The Original Factory Shop defies market with Xmas sales rise

While other general merchandise retailers found the Christmas trading period hard going, local non-food convenience retailer The Original Factory Shop has today posted decent...

Halfords reports 4.8% sales decline in Q3

Bicycle and automotive parts retailer Halfords saw its total group sales drop 2.1 per cent and margins cut in its third-quarter period, a trading...