Saturday, November 28, 2020

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...

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,...

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...

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Sustainability + Conscious Consumerism (New report)

Did you know that 75% of UK shoppers are modifying their buying behaviour due to ethical concerns, and that 85% of retail technology leaders...