Retail and leisure - Archive

November 2017 articles

Retailers preparing for a bargain feeding frenzy on Black Friday are at risk of overestimating demand, as weak sales data cast [...]

17 November
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Asda has increased its sales for the second quarter in a row, but warned today that the market will be "challenging" next [...]

16 November
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Ted Baker reported another period of solid growth this morning, as online shopping drove sales. [...]

16 November
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Pret a Manger owner Bridgepoint has confirmed that it will become the master franchisee of the Burger King brand in the UK. [...]

16 November
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Pub company Young's has announced a deal to buy City favourite Smith's of Smithfield and its sister site on Cannon Street. [...]

16 November
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A painting by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold for $450m (£342m) at a Christie's auction in New York, smashing the previous record [...]

16 November
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Just Eat's takeover of Hungryhouse has been officially cleared to go ahead by the competition regulator.  [...]

16 November
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Tetley has invested £3m in the UK rollout of a new product in the squash category, taking advantage of a trend for healthy soft [...]

16 November
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Robots and automation are set to shake-up the retail industry by 2030, replacing many of the jobs on shop floors, according to [...]

15 November
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Sales of vintage champagne have bubbled up as fine wine connoisseurs turn their attention to top-shelf bubbly. [...]

15 November
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London's New Bond Street has overtaken the Champs Élysées to become the most expensive place in Europe for retailers to have [...]

15 November
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Gift retailer Card Factory has continued momentum into the third quarter, increasing sales and stocking up on products for the [...]

15 November
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Retailer Game Digital today hailed a return to growth, piggy-backing on the stellar turnaround of Japanese gaming giant Nintendo. [...]

15 November
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Boots has said it will slash the price of a controversial £50 advent calendar after it received a barrage of criticism online. [...]

15 November
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Oxo and Bisto owner Premier Foods returned to growth in the 26 weeks to 30 September, driven by fast growth in convenience foods [...]

15 November
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