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B&Q exec takes top job at Co-op Wednesday, 19th December 2012
Photo credit: The Co-operative Group
Sutherland will replace Peter Marks, who will step down as chief executive at the Co-operative annual general meeting next May after 45 years working for the retailer.
Christmas 2011 Trading Updates Thursday, 5th January 2012
There’s no need to go hunting for all those crucial figures over the first few weeks of January: we’ll be collating all My-Retail Media coverage on the Christmas Trading Updates right here.
Check back daily to see who’s released figures, or add @myretailmedia, where we’ll be tweeting the latest updates to hit our blog.
Asprey: Asprey on the road to recovery
Aurora Fashions: Aurora sales rise 13% over crucial Christmas period
Best Buy: Best Buy same-store sales fall
Bloomsbury: Bloomsbury laughing all the way to Gringotts
Blue Inc: Blue Inc delivers Christmas sales rise
British Retail Consortium: BRC: “Dazzling” Christmas not enough to rescue “miserable year” for industry
Burberry: Burberry Q3 revenue rockets 22%
Clinton Cards: Clintons holiday like-for-likes benefit from 0.4% boost
The Co-Operative: Sales at The Co-op leapt 16.1% in December
Debenhams: Debenhams sees strong December
The Fragrance Shop: The Fragrance Shop reports a bumper Christmas
Game Group: Game Group fears mount after tough Christmas
GameStop: GameStop sees holiday sales edge up
Gap Inc. : Gap sales worse than expected
The Garden Centre Group: Garden Centre Group bucks the trend with 17% leap in Christmas sales
Home Retail Group: Home Retail Group to slash dividend after festive sales decline
JD Sports: JD Sports edges up 1.6% over Christmas
John Lewis: ‘Outstanding’ Christmas for John Lewis
Lululemon Athletica: Lululemon Athletica raises quarterly profit projection
Marks & Spencer: Marks and Spencer holds tight with modest Christmas sales rise
Mothercare: Mothercare group sales dip 1.2%
The Original Factory Shop: Perfume sales give Boots a spritz at Christmas
Prestons of Bolton: Prestons of Bolton reaps rewards of Christmas ad
Richemont: Richemont reports 24% sales boost
Robert Dyas: Robert Dyas posts 6.3% jump in Christmas sales
Ryman: Ryman reports profits surge
Sainsbury's: Sainsbury’s breaks record with “best Christmas ever”
Superdrug: Superdrug Christmas sales up 2.5%
SuperGroup: SuperGroup sales soar
Thorntons: Thorntons reports bitter Christmas
Topps Tiles: Holiday trading remains tough for Topps Tiles
Urban Outiftters: Urban Outfitters benefit from bumper holiday
US Retail Sales: US retail sales edge up 0.1% in December
Waitrose: Waitrose sales set new record
Warnaco: Warnaco rises above retail gloom
Supermarkets begin grocery discounting Tuesday, 3rd January 2012
The big grocers are responding to a potential wane in consumer spending this January by carrying out widespread discounting.
Tesco has unveiled a third wave of its Big Price Drop campaign and Morrisons has launched the Great British Price Drop in stores today in anticipation of shoppers cutting back.
Asda, The Co-operative and Aldi are all offering discounts on fruit, vegetables and low fat yoghurts as part of the Department of Health Change4life scheme.
Also, Sainsbury’s has revealed that of the 45 million Brand Match coupons issued, over half have proved to customers that their shopping was cheaper than it would have been at Tesco or Asda.
Sainsbury’s group commercial director Mike Coupe said: “Customers tell us they’re reassured that Sainsbury’s Brand Match means they will always receive great value when they shop with us. They love the fact that, when we are more expensive, Sainsbury’s Brand Match gives them an instant reward. Unlike some of our competitors, we’re happy to do all the hard work for our customers.”
The Co-Operative staff record charity single Monday, 12th December 2011
Staff from The Co-operative Group, including chief executive Peter Marks, have released a charity single in aid of Mencap.
The eight-piece band, dubbed Angel Square, has recorded its own version of the Take That song ‘Greatest Day’ to help young people with learning disabilities.
Peter Marks mans the drums; Trevor Ashworth, director of Food Retail Logistics, is on the keyboard; Lee Braddock, responsible for the Food Supply Chain, is on bass; Eivind Brown from Food IS and Planning is the rhythm guitarist and Dan Zambas from the group finance department is on lead guitar and synths.
In addition, vocals are provided by Kat Harper who works in Food Media and Communications and Caroline McCann from the group’s legal department. Dan Harley, a category merchandiser, is the band’s musical director and lead vocalist.
Proceeds raised from the sale of the song will raise money for The Co-Operative’s charity of the year Mencap and its sister charity ENABLE Scotland to develop ‘Inspire Me’ – a programme designed to give up to 20,000 young people with a learning disability support and guidance for their futures.
The song is now available on iTunes and all good digital music stores. Alternatively, you can pick it up via the band’s website.