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house of fraser

Trouble in Paradise: House of Fraser mulls store closures

Thu, 19 Apr 2018| By Purvai Dua

Retailer is considering options now

Mothercare

Mothercare chairman leaves struggling retailer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018| By LLB Reporter

Clive Whiley has been appointed ‘with immediate effect’

retail

Hammerson calls off £3.4bn takeover of rival Intu

Wed, 18 Apr 2018| By Purvai Dua

Intu shares dropped 6.4 per cent in the morning

Social media

Social media and visual content set to dominate the online marketplace

Tue, 17 Apr 2018| By LLB Reporter

Report shows 111% conversion lift among shoppers that engage with visual customer generated content

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's Aussie restaurant chain collapses

Tue, 17 Apr 2018| By Purvai Dua

Shocking

JD Sports

What retail gloom? Massive jump in JD Sports profits

Tue, 17 Apr 2018| By Purvai Dua

Revenue for the year also rose 33 per cent

Primark owner Associated British Foods

Primark owner reports 'remarkable' UK performance

Tue, 17 Apr 2018| By LLB Reporter

Shares were up 1.9 per cent today

Shopping

Could the recent retail bloodbath be the start of another recession?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018| By LLB Reporter

Colliers ask when is the government going to start helping easing retailers’ pain

WH Smith store

WH Smith's interim profit dips

Thu, 12 Apr 2018| By LLB Reporter

Find out here

Retail

Littlewoods owner to close three factories, putting 2,000 jobs at risk

Wed, 11 Apr 2018| By Purvai Dua

‘Tough day for the business’

Shopping

ASOS shares sink despite 27 per cent sales growth

Wed, 11 Apr 2018| By Purvai Dua

Find out why

French Connection store

French Connection sells majority stake in Toast for £23.3m

Mon, 9 Apr 2018| By Purvai Dua

Shares jump 19.8 per cent in early trading

Business meeting notes

British off-licence chain Conviviality falls into administration

Thu, 5 Apr 2018| By LLB Reporter

Appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as administrators

Wifi, mobile, tablet

The Vampire Economy will take wings this year with late night deliveries

Thu, 5 Apr 2018| By LLB Reporter

With one in three Brits now shopping late at night

Ice Bar

Alcohol remains is UK’s leading FMCG category, worth 16.1bn

Wed, 4 Apr 2018| By LLB Reporter

Alcohol sales in the UK grow more than in any other country

Women shopping

Beast from the East brings added March chill for retailers

Wed, 28 Mar 2018| By LLB Reporter

According to the latest CBI trades survey

Drinking

Easter weekend spending spree to boost sales

Mon, 26 Mar 2018| By LLB Reporter

Pub-loving Brits expected to splash out over £80m more than last year

Next, Oxford Street

Next facing 'most challenging' year in 25 years, profits slump

Fri, 23 Mar 2018| By Purvai Dua

Annual profits fell by 8.1 per cent in the 12 months to January

Shopping

E-commerce now accounts for over 17% of all UK retail sales

Thu, 22 Mar 2018| By LLB Reporter

More doom and gloom for high street retailers

Ocado

Ocado sees jump in quarterly retail revenue

Tue, 20 Mar 2018| By Purvai Dua

But trade in last week of February affected by wintry weather

ParcelHero Toys R us

Amazon to buy Toys R Us?

Tue, 20 Mar 2018| By LLB Reporter

The retail behemoth is rumoured to be eyeing the collapsed retailer

Mildreds

Revealed: Vegan hub Mildreds' simple recipe for roaring success

Mon, 19 Mar 2018| By Purvai Dua

A quick chat with the operations manager

Retail

The survival guide for high-street fashion retailers

Mon, 19 Mar 2018| By Russell Jones, General Manager at First Data UK

To combat the falling in-store sales of non-food items

ParcelHero Toys R us

Toys R Us will shut all UK stores putting 3,000 jobs at risk

Wed, 14 Mar 2018| By Purvai Dua

After administrators failed to find a buyer

Morrisons

Morrisons profits rise despite 'challenges' of higher import costs

Wed, 14 Mar 2018| By Purvai Dua

Also pay special dividend

Inflation

Quiche makes the cut: Know the latest review of ONS inflation basket

Tue, 13 Mar 2018| By LLB Reporter

Find out what items got removed

Wasabi

Wasabi eyes strong expansion plans

Tue, 13 Mar 2018| By LLB Reporter

Here’s what you need to know

Valentines Day

Roses are red, the high street is blue

Fri, 9 Mar 2018| By LLB Reporter

Valentine’s fails to warm hearts of retailers as sales slide for fifth year in a row

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