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Sport’s Direct workers yet to receive back pay after minimum wage controversy 29 minutes ago

Sports Direct employees who were underpaid during the minimum wage controversy that surrounded the company, have not yet received back pay that they are owed for their shifts. Last August, an agreement was made to reimburse workers with roughly £11m after the payment practices were exposed. The payments were backdated...

GAME hopeful for improvement in second half sales 30 minutes ago

Digital retailer GAME have announced that pre-tax profits fell by 39%, down to £16.9m in the 26 weeks to January 28th. Much of this was caused by a weak line-up of games over the Christmas period, as well as declining hardware sales. However, the company believes that products such as...

Tag Heuer announces first West Midlands store 30 minutes ago

The Intu Merry Hill shopping centre will be the first location in the West Midlands in which watch brand Tag Heuer will open a store. It comes after a £100m investment and refurbishment was announced for the shopping centre, with the store to be adjoined to the already established on...

Aldi’s gin receives silver medal in prestigious international award 1 day ago

Aldi’s own label Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin performed well at the International Spirits Challenge. The gin beat out more notable names such as Tanqueray Rangpur and Beefeater London Dry, all of which cost significantly more than the Aldi brand. It is among several other gins to receive the medal,...

Card Factory experience a reduction in footfall over the year 1 day ago

In the year up to January 31st, overall revenue for Card Factory grew to £398.2m, up by 4.3%. Despite like-for-like sales increasing by 0.4%, footfall in the stores declined during the year. Online sales for cardfactory.co.uk soared by approximately 50%. The company opened over 50 stores over the year in...

Amazon to explore ‘augmented reality’ stores 1 day ago

After announcing their intention to open physical stores in the UK, online retailer Amazon have told of plans to create a virtual reality store. The idea has not been officially announced by the company, but sources have suggested that it would utilise already existing VR technology such as Google Cardboard....

Jones Bootmaker sold to Endless 1 day ago

Turnaround firm Endless, have made a deal to acquire bootmaker retailer Jones Bootmaker. The company was set to enter administration on Friday, with over 1,000 jobs at risk, however this deal will help save almost 850 jobs. Despite this, 25 stores and six concessions were not made part of the...

Aldi continue expansion with new store in Coventry 1 day ago

Supermarket chain Aldi, are set to open a new location in the Airport Retail Park in Coventry, as the company continues to expand in the UK market. With another 70 stores set to open around the country this year, the move marks the discount retailer beginning to capitalise on its...

Ben Sherman to debut in Liverpool ONE complex 1 day ago

The Liverpool ONE complex is due to see a new store open with fashion brand, Ben Sherman to debut in the centre. The location will be stocking the full range of clothing and accessories and will be located close to similar brands such as Michael Kors and Dr Martens. Retail...

Jones Bootmaker may enter administration today 5 days ago

The shoe retailer, Jones Bootmaker is close to closure after a deal set-up with a private equity firm collapsed. The company currently employs 1,145 people and has over 1,000 stores, putting many of these jobs at risk. Rival shoe retailer Brantano also fell into administration recently, meaning the roughly 1,000...

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