Retail and leisure

2019 Articles

Clintons signs up advisers as greeting card stalwart eyes potential sale
Clintons signs up advisers as greeting card stalwart eyes potential sale
The owners of greeting card chain Clintons have called in advisers as they weigh up a potential sale of the [...]
September 13, 2019
Wetherspoons boss slams ‘elite Remainers’ as profit sinks
Wetherspoons boss slams ‘elite Remainers’ as profit sinks
Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has launched a tirade against “elite Remainers”, as the budget pub chain posted a decline in [...]
September 13, 2019
How Sharon White can save high street superstar John Lewis
How Sharon White can save high street superstar John Lewis
John Lewis Partnership reported its first ever half-year loss yesterday, blaming falling sales and rising costs for a gloomy six [...]
September 13, 2019
The great British sell-off: Three ways for investors to profit
The great British sell-off: Three ways for investors to profit
As the final act of the Brexit saga approaches, investors are still locked in a state of perpetual uncertainty. We [...]
September 13, 2019
Sainsbury’s pledges to slash plastic packaging by 50 per cent
Sainsbury’s pledges to slash plastic packaging by 50 per cent
Sainsbury’s has pledged to slash the amount of plastic packaging it uses by 50 per cent by 2025, as it [...]
September 13, 2019
Topshop bottom up as it flounders in rough retail space
Topshop bottom up as it flounders in rough retail space
Topshop and Topman sprung a leak in Philip Green’s pocket last year, as its parent company said it had faced [...]
September 12, 2019
AB InBev revives Budweiser Asia listing
AB InBev revives Budweiser Asia listing
Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch InBev is reconsidering listing its Asia business on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange after it shelved an [...]
September 12, 2019
N Brown shares drop after it reveals £30m PPI provision
N Brown shares drop after it reveals £30m PPI provision
Shares in British retailer N Brown have fallen 5.5 per cent this morning after it said it would have to [...]
September 12, 2019
John Lewis swings to a loss and flags no-deal Brexit fears
John Lewis swings to a loss and flags no-deal Brexit fears
Troubled high street chain John Lewis reported its first-ever half-year loss this morning, striking a gloomy tone amid fears of [...]
September 12, 2019
Bat to axe 2,300 jobs as it throws focus on vaping
Bat to axe 2,300 jobs as it throws focus on vaping
British American Tobacco (Bat) is slashing 2,300 jobs across the company as it seeks to simplify its business and re-invest [...]
September 12, 2019
Morrisons delivers flat half-year sales after tough summer
Morrisons delivers flat half-year sales after tough summer
Morrisons has posted flat sales in the first half as it unveiled a new multi-year partnership with Amazon Prime amid [...]
September 12, 2019
Fewer deaths hurt profits at The Co-op
Fewer deaths hurt profits at The Co-op
The Co-operative Group saw profits drop dramatically in the six months to July as the firm’s funerals business took a [...]
September 12, 2019
Vaping ‘a problem’, says Trump as officials move to ban flavoured vapes
Vaping ‘a problem’, says Trump as officials move to ban flavoured vapes
US President Donald Trump today said that vaping is “not wonderful” as he moved to ban flavoured e-cigarettes from the [...]
September 11, 2019
Investors back Dunkerton's Superdry turnaround plan
Investors back Dunkerton's Superdry turnaround plan
Investors voted to re-elect Superdry interim chief executive Julian Dunkerton, showing confidence in the co-founder’s plan to set the struggling [...]
September 11, 2019