Tuesday, August 16, 2022

US giant Walgreens acquires 45% interest in Boots

A merger between health & beauty retailer, Boots and US pharmacy giant Walgreens sees the latter acquire an initial 45 per cent interest to...

UK retail industry ‘still vulnerable to shocks’

Real estate firm, CollIiers has today provided an overview of the UK that despite recent boosts such as the Jubilee; the retail sector is...

Waitrose and Lidl take large share of pre-Jubilee sales

Despite a momentary period of jubilation for supermarkets over the Queen‘s celebration, Lidl and Waitrose report a strong share of inflation compared to the...

Shoppers seek genuine ‘value‘, says research

Supermarket giant Tesco is the retailer most associated with good overall value by UK consumers, according to research released today. Despite controversy over its...

Majestic Wine total sales rise 8.9%

UK wine specialist Majestic Wine saw total sales increase 8.9 per cent to £280.3 million, according to figures released today. Preliminary results for the...

Chinese tourist spend in UK rises 47%

Chinese shoppers visiting from abroad keen to snap up a luxury handbag bargain have increased their monthly spend to £744 from £666 in five...

WHSmith sales drop 3% in Q3

Trading levels at high street retailer WHSmith declined further during the last quarter, but results released today also show that the business continues to...

Comment: The Retail Times – They Are a-Changin’

There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about the poor health of the high street. Store footfall is down and...

M&S Bank to launch this summer

High street retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to open its first bank at its flagship Marble Arch store in July, it has...

Clinton Cards sold to American Greetings

The brand and core assets of the Clinton Cards business have been sold to a subsidiary of the supplier which forced it into administration,...

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Key insights into online consumer shopping behaviour

Planning is key to success! With the busy season fast approaching it's no doubt that online retailers fear they may struggle to compete for...