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Central London saw a 13 per cent week-on-week jump in footfall this morning as shoppers flocked to the West-End to sniff out some Black Friday deals, in a much needed boost for retailers. The sales bonanza is an important day in the retail calendar as it kicks starts the start of the festive shopping season. [...]
Entain said it had reached an agreement with HM Revenue & Customs which would see it paying £585 million in penalties and disgorgement of profits.
Customers shopping at John Lewis will now be able to check their iron levels alongside buying a new duvet set, as the struggling department store rolls out in store health clinics in its latest scramble to drag customers amid tough trading conditions. The ailing retailer has partnered with Covid testing group Randox Health to offer [...]
Mothercare sales slid 15 per following tough trading conditions in the Middle East as the group warned of store closures in the region.
Boots has struck a record £4.8bn buy-in deal with L&G today which will see liabilities for the retailer’s pension scheme shifted over to the insurance giant.
HMV is to swing open the doors of its historic Oxford Street store after a four-year absence, with the retailer’s boss saying it is a “great moment” in the chain’s recovery.
Retailers are bracing for a Black Friday bonanza - boosted by news of consumer confidence finally turning a corner
The bosses of Wilko will appear before MPs next week to explain the shortfall in the company’s pension fund and why its owners were taking money out of the debt-laden company. MPs on the Business and Trade Committee said they would question the company’s former chief executive and chairwoman as well as representatives from its auditor EY. [...]
Retailers in London are bracing themselves for the start of the Christmas spending period as a swarm of bargain hunting Brits are set to hit the West End this Black Friday. Unseasonable weather in both the summer and autumn battered the majority of retailers’ earnings over the first and second quarter of the year, so [...]
Nightcap, the cocktail bar chain owned by Dragons Den star Sarah Willingham, has reported a 29 per cent leap in revenues during the year to £46.4m. However, the late bar operator, which owns the likes of London Cocktail Club and Barrio, said that like-for-like revenue declined by 12.5 per cent following “record breaking” figures last [...]
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