House of Fraser launches pop-up contest to offer new retail brands a place in its stores Monday, 24th February 2014
House of Fraser on Monday unveiled a new partnership with The Great Retail Revival, as it launches a new competition to offer up-and-coming brands the opportunity to trade at its prestigious Oxford Street flagship store this summer.
Internacionale could be on the verge of administration Monday, 24th February 2014
Fashion chain Internacionale is thought to be in trouble once more as reports emerge that it could be on the verge of administration.
Strongest January in three years for the high street as sales rise 8% Monday, 3rd February 2014
Like-for-like sales in the four weeks to 26 January were “exceptional” according to the latest results from BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker, as sales rose 8 per cent to their highest in three years.
Harvey Nichols prepares to unveil new store in capital of Azerbaijan for summer 2014 Monday, 27th January 2014
Harvey Nichols is said to be putting the finishing touches to assembling the team behind its new Baku store in the capital of Azerbaijan.
Sainsbury's Locals to surpass supermarkets this week Monday, 13th January 2014
The number of Sainsbury’s convenience stores in the UK will surpass the amount of Sainsbury’s supermarkets for the first time this week. As part of its pledge to open at least two c-stores a week during 2013/14, the retailer will unveil its 594th Sainsbury’s Local on Thursday in Balsall, Coventry.
John Lewis reveals 7% rise in Christmas sales Thursday, 2nd January 2014
While most of the UK will still be recovering from New Year celebrations, John Lewis was one of the first retailers to report back on its performance during the festive period, in which it is likely to have beaten the market for the fifth year in a row.
John Lewis sales take on ‘unusual shape’ as shoppers hold out even longer Monday, 23rd December 2013
Shoppers admire the windows at John Lewis' Oxford Street flagship. Two modest weekly increases in sales have led to an ‘unusual shape’ developing in John Lewis’ monthly sales. Despite some major gains for John Lewis in 2013, it seems the final month could prove to be a tricky customer for its annual gains, as the department store reported ‘modest’ weekly increases for mid-December.
John Lewis’ sales rally continues as online rises 22% Monday, 16th December 2013
John Lewis continues to set the pace for peak trading as online sales rise 22 per cent year-on-year for the first week of December trading. In the seven days to 7 December, John Lewis reported a 22 per cent year-on-year increase in online sales thanks to what it dubbed as a ‘buoyant Cyber Sunday’ at the start of the week.
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