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BrightHouse's future hangs in the balance

Monday 06 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Embattled rent-to-own electricals retailer BrightHouse has set out a plan to permanently reform its controversial consumer practises as a bid for survival as it continues talks with lending watchdogs. The chain, which is reportedly working with Rothschild and the City law firm...


AO posts revenue rise but warns of economic outlook

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

AO World recorded increased revenues in its third quarter, but the online electricals retailer issued a warning about the final quarter given the uncertain UK climate. The warning, in which chief executive John Roberts said he was "mindful of the uncertain economic outlook", l...


Dip in iPhone & Mac sales affects Apple's quarterly income

Wednesday 26 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Apple experienced a decrease in like-for-like sales and profits in its last quarter, which has been attributed to a decline in iPhone and computer sales. Despite this, chief executive Tim Cook has said it has been a “very successful fiscal” year for electronics retailer and ma...


Amazon helps Apple identify cable counterfieters

Friday 21 October 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Tech giant Apple has reportedly been buying out chargers and cables labelled as Apple products on Amazon, and estimates around 90 per cent of them to be fake. The news comes after legal action filed by Apple against a New Jersey company on Monday over what Apple says are count...


Brighthouse CEO Leo McKee retires

Wednesday 14 September 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The chief executive of retailer Brighthouse is poised to retire at the end of this month. Leo McKee, 70, will step down on September 30 after being at the helm of the rent-to-own and electricals and furniture chain since 2005. Hamish Paton, who is currently the managing direct...


Game chairman David Hamid to step down

Friday 09 September 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Digital retailer Game has appointed John Jackson as its non-executive chairman designate, replacing David Hamid who will be stepping down early 2017. Hamid, who has been chairman of Game since 2012, has informed the retailer’s board of directors of his intention to step down f...


Sainsbury's acquisition of Argos parent company now complete

Friday 02 September 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The parent company of Big 4 retailer Sainsbury’s has confirmed its acquisition of Home Retail Group is now complete. This means that as of today, J Sainsbury is one of the UK’s biggest retail companies. The news comes just over a month after Home Retail shareholders overwhelmi...


Jessops re-opens in historic stomping ground

Monday 22 August 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Camera retailer Jessops has made a return to Leicester, the city where it was founded, three years after company went into administration. Jessops was established by Frank Jessop in 1935, with the first shop opening in the Midlands city. By 2013, the company 187 shops around t...


Apple iPad Pro release date and price announced

Monday 09 November 2015 - Posted by Editorial Assistant

On Monday Apple announced the launch date of its monster-sized iPad Pro: it’s a lot sooner than one might think. The iPad Pro will be available to pre-order from Wednesday November 11. It will go on sale in stores and will be available to order online in 40 countries including...