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Study shows that some UK retailers still lack plans for Brexit 23 hours ago

A recent study found that almost half of UK retailers have felt the impact of the Brexit vote, although a third have also reported rises in international sales due to the falling value of the pound. The study, ran by ecommerce specialist Global-e, featured 250 British retail decision-makers. It found...

Aldi set to takeover former BHS location in Edinburgh 23 hours ago

Cameron Toll shopping centre is due to see the opening of a new Aldi location, with the discount supermarket taking over a former BHS location.  It follows the store overtaking Co-Op in becoming the fifth largest supermarket in the UK, further expanding on the strong performances by the discount supermarkets...

Retail sales volumes seem to recover from poor January performance 23 hours ago

According to the latest CBI Distributive Trade Survey, retail sales volumes made marginal growth in February after lacklustre performances from retailers in January. 128 companies were surveyed with 64 of them being retailers, with the results suggesting that sales are also expected to increase at a slowed rate in March....

Government to aid small companies with change in business rates 1 day ago

The government is set to offer small firms and companies extra aid with the coming changes to business rates. After facing backlash from such companies as well as some Conservative MP’s regarding the changes, Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that new measures set to help deal with the rates will be...

20% of UK consumers worried about Brexit impact on their spending 1 day ago

 A report published by PwC, the business advisory group noted that almost 60% of consumers are concerned about how much of an impact Brexit will have on their disposable income, whilst 20% are concerned over their spending for the year in general. This follows a January in which British shoppers...

Online shoppers found to be 91% more likely to successfully haggle 1 day ago

According to website, TopCashBack, British millennial shoppers are the most adept at getting discounted prices from online retailers. 91% of the group are able to get themselves better deals using techniques such as leaving items in their virtual baskets for several days, waiting for the retailers to offer them discounted...

Electric car uptake on the rise, according to Motors.co.uk 2 days ago

The consumer demand for electric cars is on the rise, with the Motors online portion of the site seeing increased traffic on its electric car pages. Viewership on these pages increased by 12% from the first half of the year to the second half, with the BMW i3 and Nissan...

Hotel Chocolat announce strong Christmas sales 2 days ago

Premium chocolate maker and retailer, Hotel Chocolat released their sales figures for the Christmas trading period, in which the company had a strong performance. Their revenue increased in the 26 weeks up to December 25th by 12%, up to a total of £62.5m. The company was boosted by improved Christmas...

Asda begin to see slowdown in their declining sales 2 days ago

Supermarket chain Asda, have announced that they have seen a reasonable improvement in like-for-like sales over the previous quarter. The Walmart owned company stated that sales had gone from a 5.8% drop in the past quarter to a 2.8% drop in this quarter. Chief executive of Walmart, Doug McMillon, noted that the...

Ellie Goulding set to launch collection with Deichmann 3 days ago

The "Ellie Goulding for Deichmann" shoe collection will now be available from March 1st. Featuring bright colours, extravagant shapes, individual trims and studs, the range has been inspired by the motto "Rock your Look". The new range is being promoted through an accompanying campaign shot by celebrity photographer Louie Banks with...

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