Saturday, December 4, 2021
Early Christmas trading has led to a drop in footfall at North East sofa retailer ScS, as it says more shoppers seek to buy presents

ScS sees orders decline as early Christmas shoppers impact footfall

Early Christmas trading has led to a drop in footfall at North East sofa retailer ScS, as it says more shoppers seek to buy presents.
B&Q Asda concession

B&Q partners with Asda for latest ‘shop within shop’ concession

The new compact B&Q store is the latest addition to the Asda concession partnership
Ikea has revealed it will phase out plastic from consumer packaging by 2028 as it moves towards only using renewable or recycled materials

Ikea to eliminate plastic from consumer packaging by 2028

Ikea has revealed it will phase out plastic from consumer packaging by 2028 as it moves towards only using renewable or recycled materials.
Kingfisher has reported a slight drop in sales year-on-year as consumer spending balances out post-pandemic.

Kingfisher sales slip as spending “normalises” post-Covid

Kingfisher has reported a slight drop in sales year-on-year as consumer spending balances out post-pandemic.
Department store Fenwick has announced the launch of its first homeware brand, Fenwick at Home.

Fenwick launches debut homeware collection

Department store Fenwick has announced the launch of its first homeware brand, Fenwick at Home.
Ikea

Ikea offers ‘Green Friday’ discount on buy back and resell furniture

Ikea has announced it will make use of its buy back and resell scheme this Black Friday in an effort to encourage customers to recycle.
Dobbies

Dobbies boosts leadership team with 3 senior appointments

Dobbies has made three new senior appointments as it seeks to boost its leadership team.
DFS

Activist fund Gatemore Capital builds stake in DFS

DFS has reportedly sold a stake to Gatemore Capital Management as its investors were informed that its weak share price performance left the retailer exposed to a private equity bid.
Hobbycraft has launched an online workshop programme in the run-up to Christmas for businesses to book for their staff.

Hobbycraft launches online corporate Christmas workshops

Hobbycraft has launched an online workshop programme in the run-up to Christmas for businesses to book for their staff.
Ikea

Ikea profits take a hit due to supply chain disruptions

Ikea has seen its profits drop after a year of store closures led to a number of challenges.

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E-commerce payments after the pandemic

Ecommerce sales saw the equivalent of five years of growth in just 12 months last year. As retailers race to create seamless online shopping experiences, where...