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Sony aims to increase its share of the smartphone market Monday, 4th March 2013
Sony is hoping to increase its share of the global smartphone market. The company, currently the fourth most powerful mobile device brand in the world, hopes to overtake third place competitor, Huawei Technology, within the near future. Apple and Samsung are currently dominating the mobile device industry, holding a bigger share of the market than every other smartphone brand combined.
John Lewis year-on-year sales jump 17% Friday, 1st March 2013
The UK's largest department store group sales grow 17 per cent year-on-year in the week to 23 February. Both physical John Lewis stores and johnlewis.com experienced a growth in sales, with the retailer’s website managing a 20 per cent rise in sales, despite being in the middle of launching a new and improved online platform.
Will Hilco save the day for HMV? Friday, 1st March 2013
Restructuring experts Hilco are said to be on the verge of saving HMV with a deal worth £50 million, according to reports by The Sun. The company has been reported to be looking into taking on 130 of HMV stores and saving thousands of members of staff after the music and entertainment retailer was placed into administration in January.
“Mixed bag” for John Lewis results as half term impacts sales Friday, 22nd February 2013
John Lewis reported a “mixed bag of events” for the week ending 15 February, but still managed an 8 per cent rise in sales on the year before. The department store said six out of its seven days of trading reported positive sales gains, with especially strong weekend trading clocking up a 16 per cent rise in sales on Sunday 10 February and an 11.5 per cent rise on Saturday 15 February.
Sony unveils the PlayStation 4 Thursday, 21st February 2013
After weeks of speculation, Sony has officially revealed the successor to the PlayStation 3 at an event in New York. Although the physical design new console itself was not revealed, footage from several games was displayed to showcase the system's capabilities. Among the games confirmed for the system were first person shooters Killzone Shadowfall and Destiny and Drive Club, a racing game.
Sales rise 7% for Dixons Retail Thursday, 17th January 2013
Currys and PC World owner Dixons Retail on Thursday reported same-store sales rose 7 per cent in the 12 weeks to 5 January compared to the same period last year. Sales in the UK and Ireland rose 8 per cent for the period, while Dixons reaffirmed its profits would in line with market expectations.
Amazon to add another 100 new employees to Tech City hub Thursday, 10th January 2013
Amazon has announced plans to add 100 new employees to its Tech City hub in London. The online giant will use the new staff force to work on expanding its global development hub, bringing Amazon’s on-demand video services to new devices such as games consoles and tablets. According to City AM, hiring is set to take place over the next few months.
Shoppers head to John Lewis for ‘retail therapy’ as sales rise 15.3% Friday, 13th July 2012
John Lewis has posted yet another week of double digit sales as the unpredictable weather for once worked in the retailer’s favour. The department store group said on Friday sales rose 15.3 per cent year-on-year to £71.6 million in the week to 7 July.