Booker appoints Guy Farrant as Chief Operating Officer

As the year comes to a close, Booker Group has announced the reshuffling of its board of directors and audit committee.   Bryn Satherley will step down...

McColl‘s financial results are a step up from ‘newsagent roots‘

McColl‘s Retail has reported strong results in its final quarter after a considerably difficult year.   In the 13 weeks to November 19, total sales increased by 2.7%,...
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Lewis family buys stake in Mint Velvet

Investment business Lewis Trust Group has bought a “significant” but unspecified stake in womenswear retailer Mint Velvet.  The investment business is owned by the family which founded River...

Findel urges shareholders to oppose Sports Direct by “unanimous recommendation”

Following last week‘s proposition by Sports Direct to add a new director to the Findel board, it is believed that at least three of Findel‘s...

Cyber Weekend generated around £3.3bn

It was a record breaking shopping weekend for retailers, with Cyber Monday rounding of four days of expenditure that totalled an estimated £3.3bn. Online sales on Black Friday...

Topps Tiles continues to grow market share

It was a profitable year for Topps Tiles as the UK‘s largest tile specialist not only increased its profits, but achieved its goal of taking £1...

Wanted: buyer for a troubled fashion retailer

Jaeger, once a beacon of upmarket retail, was unable to avoid losses last year despite a sales increase.   The British fashion chain recorded a pre-tax loss of £7.9m...

Why the closure of one of its most prominent stores is good for French...

French Connection is vacating its Regent St store, one of its biggest sites at three floors tall, on the corner of Britain‘s busiest shopping street. It‘s a blessing in...

Terry Leahy blames inexperienced British retailers for weak Black Friday sales

Former Tesco boss Terry Leahy told CNBC that this year‘s low turnout for Black Friday was a result of traditional retailers‘ inability to adapt...

Truworths steps up and purchases Office

British footwear retailer Office has been sold to South African chain Truworths International for £256m.   Private equity firm Silverfleet Capital, owner of the chain since 2010, said that the sale follows a...

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What the High Street will look like after Covid-19

Survival of the fittest: How the High Street will evolve after the crisis Wondering what the High Street is going to look like after lockdown...