John Lewis to hire more than 2,000 Christmas temps Tuesday, 24th September 2013
John Lewis on Tuesday announced it will recruit more than 2,000 temporary members of staff as sales assistants in the run up to Christmas. The department store chain, which operates 43 stores across Britain, said applications are now open for roles from Scotland to Exeter, with positions available across the retailer’s Christmas shop, furnishing accessories, homeware, fashion and electricals.
John Lewis to pay £40m to staff over pay calculation error Thursday, 22nd August 2013
John Lewis has announced it will pay out £40 million to 69,000 members of staff after a review of its holiday pay policy found staff had not been paid correctly. According to the Telegraph, the department store and Waitrose supermarket owner said it realised staff who were entitled to premiums for working on Sunday or bank holidays had “not been paid correctly under the working time regulations legislation”, and would be in line for a pay-out.
Tesco launch new campaign to capture the retailer's passion for food Friday, 19th July 2013
Tesco staff are set to star in the supermarkets new advertising campaign depicting Tesco’s “passion for food”. The campaign, set to launch on Sunday under the strapline ‘Love Every Mouthful’, was constructed with advertising agency W+K, and will be present on a number of platforms including television, print, digital, cinema and social media.
Sports Direct hails “record-breaking year” as profits rise 40% Thursday, 18th July 2013
Sports Direct staff are set to share a £126 million bonus after the retailer posted an impressive rise in sales and profits.
Sports Direct to award staff with £50,000 bonus Thursday, 25th April 2013
Sports Direct is set to award around 2,000 members of its staff in shares worth more than £50,000 this summer after the retailer hit its profit targets. Under the retailer’s staff bonus share plan put into place in 2008, an average qualifying employee earning £20,000 a year will be awarded a bonus that could be worth more than £54,000 at Wednesday’s share price of 454.4p.
John Lewis set to raise staff bonuses Thursday, 28th February 2013
John Lewis Partnership is expected to raise its staff bonuses of up to 16 per cent of their salary next week as the retailer’s profits go from strength to strength. The employee- owned UK partnership, which operates John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets, last year gave its 81,000 employees a bonus of 14 per cent from a pot of £165.2 million.
Republic confirms it has fallen into administration Wednesday, 13th February 2013
Republic on Wednesday became the fifth major retailer to call in the administrators this year, having appointed Ernst & Young to take over running the business. The young fashion and apparel retailer, which operates 121 stores with around 2,500 members of staff, will remain open for business, as Ernst & Young look to sell the retailer as a going concern.
Google announces £1bn project to develop new UK headquarters Friday, 18th January 2013
Google has announced that it intends to relocate its UK headquarters to a proposed office complex in London, a complex which is expected to cost the company around one billion pounds to construct. The planned location of the development project is a 2.4 acre site between King’s Cross and St Pancras.
Nokia cuts hundreds of jobs in attempt to reduce costs Thursday, 17th January 2013
Nokia has announced its plans to cut and outsource hundreds of its jobs in Finland as part of its on-going attempts to reduce costs. Nokia has now announced that it intends to cut 300 jobs from its information technology division in Finland. A further 820 jobs will be outsourced to Indian suppliers HCL and TATA.
B&Q kicks off three-year multichannel plans Monday, 15th October 2012
Taking pointers from stablemate Screwfix, B&Q this week launched a series of multi-channel initiatives designed to rejuvenate its approach to bricks-and-mortar stores. Project Darwin, a three-year initiative by parent company Kingfisher will see B&Q make a series of strategic changes to its multi-channel model, as it looks to compete for survival in the retail sector.
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