Blacks confirms takeover interest from Sports Direct

Outdoor fashion & equipment retailer Blacks Leisure has today confirmed that Sports Direct International is one of the companies interested in buying all or...

Can Mary Portas‘ review save the high street?

Prime Minister David Cameron called it a “clear vision of how we can create vibrant and diverse town centres”, but can Mary Portas‘ review...

The Portas Review – the 28 recommendations

Retail guru and TV celebrity Mary Portas officially announces her independent review on the future of the UK‘s high streets at 10.30 GMT today....

Scribbler unveils new ‘personalisation‘ website

UK greetings card & gifts retailer Scribbler has launched a new look website this week, giving its customers the opportunity to design their own...

Brighthouse poaches Shop Direct COO

Dave Poole has been confirmed today as the new Credit & Risk Director of rent-to-own-retail specialist Brighthouse, starting early next year. Currently the Chief...

Tough Christmas sales comparisons can be overcome

Retailers are set for tough sales comparisons this Christmas due to the ongoing economic gloom and the lack of pre-VAT incentives unlike last year,...

Ex-Cadbury CEO named director at Signet

Jewellery retail group Signet has this week announced the appointment of ex-Cadbury CEO Todd Stitzer as an independent director. Stitzer, who was the CEO...

London West End retailers upbeat about Christmas

Retailers in London‘s West End are optimistic about sales over the festive period following a year-on-year increase in footfall of one per cent last...

Shop price inflation at its lowest for a year

Overall shop price inflation fell 0.1 per cent to two per cent last month, its lowest for a year despite rising costs for retailers,...

Blacks up for sale as it fails to raise funds

Outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Blacks Leisure has announced today that it is formally up for sale after failing to secure the adequate funds...

Feature Resource

8 Tips to Ensure Great Employee Experience in Times of Crisis

We know 2020 has been a challenging year for workplaces around the world. To help you cope with disruption, we've put together an eBook offering 8...