Thursday, April 25, 2019

Chummy automation: why no one wants Ant and Dec to voice the M&S tills

It’s just after 9am on the first day back to work after the Easter bank holiday weekend, and, in London, shopper Tracey Venning...

Majestic Wines seeks potential buyers for UK stores

UK retailer Majestic Wines is considering a sale of its entire UK store network as part of a plan to close shops and...

Majestic Wine could sell all UK stores in shift online

Majestic Wine, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, is considering selling all of its British shops and becoming an online-only operation under the...

Supermarkets/property: all over the shop

Out-of-town supermarkets are blamed for ruining countryside and town centres alike. The hangar-like sheds are undeniably ugly. But are they unattractive investments too?...

Sainsbury's and British Land sell 12 superstores to US firm for £492m

Sainsbury’s and British Land have sold 12 superstores to a US property investment company for £492m, amid a struggling retail property market. The sale...

British craft beer boom stalls as big drinks companies muscle in

The UK’s craft beer boom has stalled in the past year, with eight new breweries opening compared with 390 in the previous 12...

Stop & Shop strike supported by Warren, Biden and Buttigieg ends with deal

Stop & Shop workers and company officials have reached a tentative agreement that ends a near-two week strike at 240 stores in Massachusetts,...

UK store closures set to top 1,000 as use of CVAs mounts

The crisis on the high street is set to push the number of chain-store closures above 1,000 as more retailers turn to a...

Shopping centres and DIY stores struggle in Easter sunshine

British shopping centres, DIY stores and garden centres struggled over the bank holiday weekend as shoppers stayed outside to enjoy the blazing sunshine. Indoor...

Struggling retailers turn to the CVA escape route

Few retailers today would agree with Napoleon’s famous quip that England was a nation of shopkeepers.Since 2015, the number of retail businesses entering...