Monday, May 20, 2019

No thanks, Jack's: we do have actual taste buds | Jack Monroe

I’ve had a lot of people contact me to ask if Jack’s is trading off my name, as someone who is reasonably well...

Asda staff could end up £500 worse off under wage changes, says MP

Asda has been accused of planning to cut the pay of 3,000 supermarket staff, under proposed changes to employee contracts that will end...

Carpetright says UK sales improve ‘significantly’ after revamp

Flooring retailer Carpetright said its UK like-for-like sales had “improved significantly” in the latest three-month period, following an emergency restructuring deal to close...

No-deal Brexit would mean shortages and price rises, say retailers

Leading retail bosses, including the chief executives of Sainsbury’s, Asda, Marks & Spencer, the Co-op and Waitrose, have written to the government warning...

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...

Tisn't the season: Selfridges' Christmas launch fails to raise any ho-ho-ho

London enjoyed some long overdue summer sun yesterday, with temperatures a "balmy" 22 degrees, says The Sun. But there was a late-December vibe...

Revolution Bars issues profit warning despite Christmas cheer

Falling sales and rising costs have prompted bar group Revolution Bars to warn its profits will decline.The group, which is in the midst...

Shopping malls' desperate decline comes to prime minister’s doorstep

With its deserted tables and recycled office furniture, the Ping Pong Parlour in Maidenhead’s struggling Nicholsons shopping centre is not fooling anyone. The desperate...

French Connection confirms it may be up for sale

Struggling fashion chain French Connection has confirmed it may be up for sale, following reports that the company’s founder wants to sell his...

Los Angeles fur ban proposal gets under skin of local sellers

Los Angeles’s move to restrict the sale and manufacturing of new fur products last week has cheered animal rights activists but has left...

UK retail sales grow at weakest pace in five months — BRC

British consumers have lost some of their defiance in the face of Brexit uncertainty, according to the latest monthly retail sales report from...

No-deal Brexit panic grips major UK firms

The scale of no-deal panic gripping major companies was thrown into sharp focus on Tuesday by a series of damage-limitation announcements, as corporate...

Debenhams is taken over by lenders as Mike Ashley loses £150m stake

Debenhams has been taken over by its lenders, wiping out shareholders including Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct and paving the way for store closures...

Shoppers stockpiling painkillers and toilet roll, says Morrisons

Shoppers have begun stockpiling toilet rolls and painkillers ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit according to Morrisons. The supermarket’s boss David Potts said it...

Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

Problems come amid a shake out across the high street due to tough trading conditionsThe bike shop chain Evans Cycles is urgently seeking...

Food retailers warn MPs on risks of no-deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit would quickly trigger a jump in food prices and a reduction in choice of products, British retailers have warned in...

Mike Ashley adds Sofa.com to his high street empire

The Sports Direct founder, Mike Ashley, has added the online retailer Sofa.com to his rapidly expanding high street empire, which now encompasses sportswear,...

House of Fraser judged to be in technical default on its loans

House of Fraser has been judged to be in technical default on its loans as the troubled department store group fights to avoid...

Co-op extends price guarantee in funeral battle with Dignity

A price war between the UK’s two biggest funeral providers has intensified, with the Co-op extending a guarantee to beat competitor’s quotes. Two weeks...

Debenhams running out of options as Mike Ashley launches new bid

Debenhams is in deep trouble. The department store chain, which has graced UK high streets for more than 200 years, has a towering...

Boxing Day sales: what to shop for in fashion

In 2019, impulse buys are over. With sustainability at the forefront of the style agenda, and sales expected to be driven by online...

Asda shopworkers win landmark ruling in equal pay dispute

Asda shopworkers have won a significant victory in the latest round of a long-running legal battle over equal pay, which could result in...

Debenhams sale process ends with no acceptable bids

A sale process for Debenhams has ended with no acceptable bids being received, leaving the company’s creditors in full charge of the company,...

Asos: the seesaw history of a global online fashion giant

Asos launched in 2000 with the name As Seen on Screen, selling a plethora of goods and fashion sported by celebrities in films...

House of Fraser enters administration: can anything save the British high street?

House of Fraser has been bought by Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley just hours after going into administration this morning. Ashley - who...

Warm weather gives fleeting boost to Next sales

Cat Rutter Pooley August 1, 2018 Print this page Hot weather helped clothing and homeware retailer Next avoid the high street gloom in the first half...

Hammerson hires McKinsey to form fresh strategy

Hammerson is preparing to announce a new...

The high street has endured the worst six months for over a decade

The high street has experienced the worst...

UK high streets face quietest Christmas since credit crunch

The crisis on Britain’s high streets is to intensify this Christmas, with shopkeepers preparing themselves for the quietest festive period since the credit...