Tuesday, August 16, 2022

H&T pawnbrokers continues to improve profitability

Full-year results released today by pawnbrokers H&T Group show that the company continued to grow its stores and attract more customers during 2011. Profit...

Poundland to accept American Express cards

In a sign of its growing popularity with higher earning consumers, value retailer Poundland is to now accept American Express (AmEx) payment cards at...

Halfords boss warns of ‘Talkies moment‘ for retail

David Wild, CEO of bike & car parts retailer Halfords, has compared the current revolution in modern retailing to the introduction of sound to...

Independent stores on the high street grew in 2011

Three times as many independent run retail stores opened on UK high streets in 2011 compared to outlets opened by large multiples, new statistics...

UK Christmas sales growth better than in Europe

While many UK traders found the crucial Christmas trading period difficult, new research suggests that business was more buoyant on these shores than in...

Go Outdoors launches mobile loyalty scheme

Outdoor clothing, equipment and camping retailer Go Outdoors has today unveiled a new customer loyalty programme specifically for iPhone users. With the help of...

CBI: February retail sales well above expectations

A stabilising of UK sales this month was a much better than expected performance from the retail sector, a new report reveals. Figures produced...

Sir David Michels steps down from M&S board

Leading high street retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced today that Jan du Plessis will takeover from Sir David Michels as the group‘s...

Pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond sees profits rise 12%

Retail financial service provider Albemarle & Bond posted half-year gross profits of £36.5 million this morning, reflecting strong trading for the business at a...

JJB Sports cuts costs but full-year sales slip 13%

Despite an improvement during the second half of its financial year, a trading update released today shows like-for-like sales at sporting goods retailer JJB...

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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...