Monday, December 6, 2021
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Frasers Group secures almost £1bn in funding

Frasers Group has refreshed its bank loan facilities and secured nearly £1bn as part of the largest funding package to be secured in the British retail sector this year.
The bedding retailer Dreams has announced it will be giving all its retail staff members extra holiday ahead of the Christmas break this year. 

Dreams gives retail staff extra holiday this Christmas in recognition of their “remarkable efforts”

The bedding retailer Dreams has announced it will be giving all its retail staff members extra holiday ahead of the Christmas break this year. 
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Gear4music acquires AV Online business

Gear4music - the largest UK-based online retailer of musical instruments and music equipment in the UK - has completed the acquisition of AV Distribution Ltd.
Kevin Aldi Christmas advert

Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot named UK’s favourite festive ad for 2021

Aldi's Kevin the Carrot has been crowned the king of Christmas as consumer research revealed the campaign is rated as 2021’s best festive ad.
Pets at home shares pay out

Pets at Home staff to benefit from potential £11.7m pay out

Pets at Home has announced that over 500 of its colleagues could collectively benefit from a £11.7 million pay out.
UK Plastics Pact members have reduced problematic single-use plastic items by 46% and cut the amount of packaging on supermarket shelves by 10% in 2018-20

UK supermarkets cut plastic packaging by 10%

UK Plastics Pact members have reduced problematic single-use plastic items by 46% and cut the amount of packaging on supermarket shelves by 10% in 2018-20.

Amazon Fresh opens two new store locations in London

// Amazon Fresh has opened two more store locations in Angel and Richmond, taking its number of bricks-and-mortar locations in the UK to 10. // The...
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Christmas adverts: have retailers become victims of their own success?

Christmas adverts have become a true cultural phenomenon over recent years, with retailers battling to secure their slice of the festive pie. Retail Gazette asks whether they really help increase seasonal sales?
Black Friday footfall Springboard

Black Friday footfall down for first time in history

Black Friday footfall on the British high street has dropped for the first time in history, as shoppers favour shopping centres and retail parks.
Black Friday spending volumes exceeded those of both 2020 and the pre-pandemic shopping day in 2019

Black Friday spending beats pre-Covid numbers

Black Friday spending volumes surpassed those of both 2020 and the pre-pandemic shopping day in 2019, Barclaycard revealed.

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The future of e-commerce payments

The rapid growth of online retail transactions is adding strain to legacy card payment systems that merchants have relied on for years. Meanwhile, open...