Saturday, March 23, 2019

All to play for as Christmas fast approaches

This week, PwC found that almost two-thirds (64%) of 100 high street retailers were holding sales or advertising promotions in their shop window, such...

Ikea profits increase as it pushes into new markets

Ikea has recorded growing profits and sales and will continue to expand its global footprint. The Swedish furniture retailer made a net profit of...

Will the designs of new Creative Director be enough to save Mulberry?

Mulberry is reinventing itself again.The quirky British retailer has made a quiet improvement on sales for the six months 30 September, recording a profit of...

A third of UK consumers plan to go into debt this Christmas

Christmas debt appears to be as traditional as Christmas pudding. A study reveals that nearly a third of consumers believe debt is essential to...

Customers told to “call back next week” as Argos struggles to address complaints

Argos is still feeling the stigma of Black Friday as customers continue to complain about their orders. The retailer was criticised following Black Friday...

Ocado withholds deal information as it announces strong quarter

Despite strong competition, Ocado has recorded upbeat fourth quarter results, with sales up 17.3%. This marks the 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth for...

Sergio Rossi sold by Kering after failing to meet expectations

Sergio Rossi, the luxury shoe maker,”¯has been sold by”¯Kering”¯to”¯European investment house Investindustrial.  The French conglomerate has offloaded 100% of the business in a transaction...

Not enough green: Dobbies garden centre at a loss

Garden centre chain Dobbies has become the latest arm of the Tesco empire to report book losses this year, as it emerged that it...

Dave Lewis loses key member of management team

Tesco‘s Head of Transformation Jill Easterbrook will leave Britain‘s biggest supermarket next month.  After more than 15 years at the grocer, Easterbrook will be moving on, a decision...

Zara customers enjoy bespoke service from the fitting room

Inditex is planning to install iPads in the fitting rooms of one of Zara‘s larger Spanish stores.   Customers will be able to scan the barcode of...

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How Retailers Are Counter-Acting The Rising Costs Of Staff

So why should you consider the ShopWorks Workforce Management solution above all others? Read: 10 reasons to implement a bespoke Workforce Management solution PLUS retail...