Sunday, October 21, 2018

Better Bathrooms launches apprenticeship scheme

Independent bathroom retailer Better Bathrooms is to launch an apprenticeship scheme aimed at local young people which will run across the business with opportunities...

The importance of retail design

Without a doubt, effective retail design can have a tangible and far-reaching impact on a business. It can increase footfall and sales, ensure that...

The new cap on unfair dismissal compensation: what retailers need to know

The current government has been busy implementing a significant number of wide-ranging measures to reform employment law and the employment tribunal service. The rationale...

Shop vacancy rate falls to lowest level in over three years

There is increasing evidence that an economic recovery is underway as the GB shop vacancy rate fell to 13.9 per cent in December for...

Mountain Warehouse to open 25-30 stores in 2014

Outdoor clothing retailer Mountain Warehouse has posted a 10.7 per cent rise in like-for-like sales for the six week period ending 5 January. The...

Debenhams sells 4.63% stake to Sports Direct

Leading sports retailer Sports Direct has acquired a 4.63 per cent stake in department store Debenhams. The retailer, which was founded by billionaire Mike...

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...

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...

Feature Resource

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...