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Greggs enjoys strong fourth quarter growth

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:34:32 +0000

Bakery chain Greggs increased its company managed shop like-for-like sales by 6.4% in its fourth quarter as it marked its thirteenth consecutive quarter of growth.

Shop Direct celebrates record festive sales

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:30:34 +0000

Shop Direct, the owner of, is celebrating record Christmas trading figures with group sales in the seven weeks to 23 December up 9% year-on-year.

Zalando breaks one billion Euro barrier in fourth quarter

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:45:55 +0000

Online fashion retailer Zalando has reported that its fourth quarter revenues grew by 25-26% to €1,086-1,094 million according to preliminary figures.

Well appoints retail stores director

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:57:30 +0000

Pharmacy chain Well has appointed Tracy Barton as its new retail stores director.

Joe Browns celebrates strong Christmas sales uplift

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:52:59 +0000

Online and mail order fashion retailer Joe Browns has reported strong sales growth in the run-up to Christmas despite its decision to not to discount its menswear and womenswear collections prior to its sales period which started on 23 December.

Retail footfall down 0.2% in December

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:24:34 +0000

New figures have shown that retail footfall in December was 0.2% lower than the same period a year earlier as many shoppers opted to shop online rather than visit stores.

Insight: report reveals shoppers' frustrations with physical stores

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:02:03 +0000

A new study has found that 40% of consumers think that shopping in-store is a chore and a third would rather stay at home washing the dishes.

Centre:mk announces next phase of £60m investment

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:59:51 +0000

The co-owners of Centre:mk have announced the next phase of their £60 million investment in the Milton Keynes shopping centre.

Insight: Brexit tourists boost high street sales

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:52 +0000

New figures have shown that spending on foreign cards in the UK grew by 22% year-on-year in December.

Sunday Retail News Roundup

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:24:16 +0000

Whitbread bosses, Bruce Lee of fast food, Babywear US growth, Betfred Done deal, Last-minute Christmas rush concerns, Greg Dyke stake British burger chain, Cyber attacks, BHS deal banker controversy, Shops business rates.

FatFace 'price promise' helps deliver 7.9% increase in full price sales

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:12:07 +0000

Lifestyle clothing brand FatFace has reported a 7.9% year-on-year increase in full price sales in the 54 days to 24 December after deciding not to take part in Black Friday discounting.

The Entertainer celebrates strong Christmas sales

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:12:01 +0000

Multichannel toy retailer The Entertainer has reported a strong sales performance during the Christmas trading period.

JD Sports to upsize at Liverpool ONE

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:11:56 +0000

JD Sports is to upsize to a new regional flagship at the Liverpool ONE shopping destination.

Moss Bros makes good second half progress

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:11:49 +0000

Men’s formalwear retailer Moss has posted a 6.1% increase in like-for-like sales in the first 23 weeks of its second half.

Asos enjoys record Christmas sales

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:53:31 +0000

Asos saw a 36% rise in retail sales in the four months to 31 December as the online fashion retailer benefited from record trading during Cyber weekend and the run-up to Christmas.

Taking a mobile-first approach to customer loyalty

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:49:06 +0000

Most of us would be lost without our mobile phones. We manage our lives with them. Our shopping habits are informed by them, too. We research purchases via mobile, find our nearest store or shop online and even pay using our mobiles. We use them to manage much of our day-to-day lives, from tracking our food and exercise, to ordering and paying for our coffee, or planning our weekly shop. Loyalty schemes that take advantage of the benefits of mobile technology stand a much better chance of creating long-term loyalty in customers. So if loyalty schemes are to stay relevant in a mobile world, they need to think ‘mobile first’.

John Lewis reports strong festive sales but warns that 'profit is under pressure'

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:29:50 +0000

The John Lewis Partnership has posted a 4.9% in Christmas sales following strong performances both at its Waitrose supermarket and John Lewis department store chain.

Debenhams hails 5% rise in Christmas like-for-like sales

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:44:56 +0000

Debenhams has reported a “good” performance over the busy Christmas trading period with like-for-like sales up 5%.

Tesco's third quarter boosted by solid festive sales

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:20:30 +0000

Tesco's group like-for-like sales increased by 1.5% in its third quarter as UK like-for-like sales rose by 1.8%.

Marks & Spencer celebrates third quarter like-for-like sales growth

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:50:11 +0000

Marks & Spencer has reported a 1.3% increase in UK third quarter like-for-like sales with both its food and clothing and homeware categories showing an uplift.