Penalties introduced for high street “chuggers”

New penalties have been introduced on UK high streets to prevent street ‘chuggers‘ from hounding consumers, it was confirmed yesterday. ‘Chuggers‘ or ‘charity muggers‘...

Disposable income rises for first time in 2 years

UK families were £1 a week better off last month compared to July 2011, the largest annual increase in over two years, figures released...

Scottish footfall plummets 8.2% in July

Shopper numbers in Scotland fell 8.2 per cent in the three months to July compared to the same period last year, figures released today...

Mothercare launches Jools Oliver range

Parent & child products retailer Mothercare has today announced the launch of a new children‘s fashion range by Jools Oliver. Oliver, mum-of-four turned businesswoman...

July sees highest online sales growth of 2012

Online sales jumped 17 per cent year-on-year last month, the highest growth this year, driven by strong clothing and electrical sales, it has been...

Comment: Bringing the tablet into the retail environment

It is an indisputable fact that tablets are here to stay. With the iPad smashing sales records and supposed software vendors such as Microsoft...

Sainsbury’s CEO slams Sunday trading plans

Supermarket chain Sainsbury‘s‘ CEO Justin King has attacked plans outlined by the Government to permanently extend Sunday trading hours, saying that the existing rules...

Ocado chief announces price war

Tim Steiner, CEO of UK-based online grocer Ocado, has revealed plans for a price war as the embattled e-tailer seeks to strengthen its offering,...

Whistles in buy back from Icelandic Government

Clothes retailer Whistles has announced today that it has bought back a majority of the remaining shares of the company from the Icelandic Government...

Tesco Bexleyheath development approved

Supermarket giant Tesco has had plans approved for a new Tesco Extra store in Bexleyheath, it has been announced today. Following its acquisition of...

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