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Dixons Carphone boast Christmas sales boost

Tuesday 24 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Dixons Carphone has posted its fifth consecutive year of growth over the Christmas trading period, boosted by major sales days. Group sales for the electricals retailer rose by eight per cent in the 10 weeks to January 7, with UK like-for-like sales up six per cent and overall...


House of Fraser welcomes "record sales figures"

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

House of Fraser's Christmas trading update has revealed record sales amid a troubled quarter. In the six weeks to December 31 the department store chain posted a 2.7 per cent rise in like-for-like sales alongside a gross margin growth of one per cent. According to the retailer...


UK high streets endure a rough Christmas

Friday 06 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

This Christmas saw high streets in the UK endure a disappointing festive trading season, with underlying sales down 0.1 per cent on 2015 — making it the worst trading month since 2008. New figures from consultancy firm BDO have revealed that this December’s sales fell for the ...


Fat Face to trial Boxing Day closures

Thursday 22 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

High street chain Fat Face has revealed plans to close 10 of its stores on Boxing Day next week as part of a new trial. Speaking to Retail Week, chief executive Anthony Thompson said if this turned out successful, more Fat Face stores could be earmarked for closure on the same...


Christmas Day online sales to exceed £800 million

Tuesday 20 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

UK shoppers are set to fork out a collective total of £805 million on Christmas Day this weekend, a 10.1 per cent uptick compared to the same day last year. According to research from IMRG, consumers are predicted to outspend the 2015 figure of £728 million, while Boxing Day t...


Shops to remain open on Boxing Day

Tuesday 13 December 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Calls for shops to be forced to shut on Boxing Day have been dismissed despite a significant 140,000 supporting signatures. Yesterday saw the issue debated in Westminster Hall with Labour MP Helen Jones leading the charge. She argued that retailers exploited low paid workers o...


MPs to debate boxing day closures today

Monday 12 December 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

MPs will debate calls for a ban on opening shops on Boxing Day today, following a petition registered with nearly 140,000 signatures. The debate will commence at 4.30 pm, and will see MPs discuss whether lower paid retail staff are exploited on Boxing Day and whether it depriv...


Black Friday chatter expected to break records on Facebook this week

Wednesday 23 November 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Women drive the social media chatter around Black Friday while men lead the way with Boxing Day sales, according to new data from Facebook. According to the social media giant, 13.6 million interactions related to Black Friday in the form of include posts, likes, comments and ...


Usdaw join the 170,000 calling for shops to shut on Boxing Day

Tuesday 15 November 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Usdaw has voiced its support for the 170,000-signature petition for shops to remain closed on Boxing Day for the sake of retail staff. The retail worker’s union Usdaw said it is “seeking the longest possible break for retail staff over the Christmas and New Year period.” "We a...


Next posts a positive trading update

Tuesday 30 December 2014 - Posted by Veebs Sabharwal

A discount free December proved fruitful for British clothing retailer Next, which has recorded a 2.9% rise in sales during the run up to Christmas. Taking a massively different direction to other retailers amidst the festive season, the fashion chain chose not to launch heavy...