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...

Argos owner expects dividend cut after sales fall

Home Retail Group (HRG), which owns general merchandise retailer Argos and home & DIY specialist Homebase, today said it expects a “significant cut” in...

Mothercare planning for future after LFL sales drop

Baby & maternity products specialist Mothercare today released a bullish third-quarter trading statement relating to the future of the business following a tough year,...

Greggs‘ festive bakes help its Xmas sales rise 5.1%

Bakery goods retailer Greggs has today reported a healthy rise in like-for-like (LFL) trading over the festive period and a slight increase in sales...

Majestic Wine toasts strong Christmas trading

Majestic Wine saw like-for-like sales rise four per cent year-on-year during the nine weeks to January 2nd 2012, according to a trading statement published...

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The Big Picture: the role of video, photography, and content in...

With the retail sector facing some of its biggest challenges ever and transitioning to even more of a digital model, customer experiences have become...