Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Shop Direct posts 5% sales rise over Christmas period

Multi-brand retailer Shop Direct has posted a five per cent rise in sales for the six week up to and including 27 December. The...

Comment: Moving to a mobile wallet future

Martin Smethurst, MD Retail UK & Ireland, Wincor Nixdorf explains why, despite slower than anticipated adoption, mobile payment has such huge potential and what...

Stores need to embrace a technology-led approach to get consumers spending, says Powa

With Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons all posting second-rate Christmas trading results, the general consensus is that supermarkets and other traditional traders need...

Rhug Organic Estate enjoys most successful Christmas ever

Premium food retailer Rhug Organic Estate has posted a 10 per cent rise in profits this Christmas. The business, which sells pork, beef and...

New Look posts like-for-like sales rise of 1.5%

Budget fashion retailer New Look has announced a solid set of trading results for the Christmas period. Total UK sales rose 2.9 per cent...

Reel in the showroomers in the post-Christmas sales

Showrooming, the practice of trying out products in-store and buying them online (usually from a competitor at a cheaper price), is not a new...

Expert opinion: Tesco suffers like-for-like Christmas sales fall

The world third largest retailer Tesco has posted a like-for-like sales fall of 2.4 per cent across the Christmas period. Trading improved in Europe...

General merchandise falls at Marks & Spencer for tenth quarter in a row

Marks and Spencer has posted a disappointing set of results for the third quarter as general merchandise sales fell for the tenth consecutive quarter....

Dunelm’s half-year revenue boosted by TV ad campaign and new catalogue

Homewares retailer Dunelm has posted a 4.8 per cent rise in total revenue for the first half of the year to £356.3m. The retailer,...

Like-for-like Christmas sales up 8.1% at The Fragrance Shop

Independent fragrance retailer The Fragrance Shop has posted strong sales figures across the festive period, with like-for-like Christmas sales up 8.1 per cent in...

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What will your workforce want and need,  now and in the...

Today's on-demand consumer mentality means businesses now operate in an ‘always-on’ economy. To meet customer demand for 24/7 access to products and services, businesses...