Retail and leisure

2019 Articles

Just Eat revenue rises as it serves up end-of-year merger
Just Eat revenue rises as it serves up end-of-year merger
Just Eat’s third quarter revenue rose 25 per cent, it revealed today, as it hopes a £9bn merger with Dutch [...]
October 21, 2019
Small firms call for business rates overhaul in November budget
Small firms call for business rates overhaul in November budget
Small businesses have called on chancellor Sajid Javid to make “radical business rates reform” a key part of the upcoming [...]
October 21, 2019
Leisure spending jumps despite dip in consumer confidence
Leisure spending jumps despite dip in consumer confidence
Spending in the leisure sector jumped in the third quarter of the year despite a slump in overall consumer confidence [...]
October 21, 2019
Blow for Iceland as insurers freeze out suppliers
Blow for Iceland as insurers freeze out suppliers
Suppliers to supermarket chain Iceland are said to have had their insurance cover cut amid concerns about the impact of [...]
October 20, 2019
Bonmarche collapses putting 3,000 jobs at risk
Bonmarche collapses putting 3,000 jobs at risk
Womenswear retailer Bonmarche has collapsed into administration putting 2,887 jobs at risk. The high street brand with a target demographic [...]
October 19, 2019
Sainsbury's stops selling fireworks
Sainsbury's stops selling fireworks
Sainsbury’s has become the UK’s first big supermarket to stop selling fireworks across all its stores. The move followed a [...]
October 18, 2019
Scotch whisky producers sound alarm as US slaps tariffs on EU goods
Scotch whisky producers sound alarm as US slaps tariffs on EU goods
Scottish whisky producers have warned that the US’s new 25 per cent tariffs on imports of single malt Scotch, which [...]
October 18, 2019
Intercontinental Hotels Group sales hit by Hong Kong protests
Intercontinental Hotels Group sales hit by Hong Kong protests
The owner of Holiday Inn has blamed protests in Hong Kong for a drop in quarterly revenue, as it also [...]
October 18, 2019
Easyhotel feels the pinch amid 'challenging' markets
Easyhotel feels the pinch amid 'challenging' markets
Super-budget hotel firm Easyhotel shares fell this morning as it reported dampening consumer confidence, with no improvement in sight. The [...]
October 18, 2019
Revenue rises at cake-maker Finsbury Foods as it targets vegan market
Revenue rises at cake-maker Finsbury Foods as it targets vegan market
British cake-maker Finsbury Foods saw revenue grow in the year to June as the firm embraces new trends such as [...]
October 18, 2019
Asda signs £4bn pension deal as it eyes stock market float
Asda signs £4bn pension deal as it eyes stock market float
Asda owner Walmart is said to have secured a deal to offload £4bn of the UK supermarket’s pension liabilities as [...]
October 17, 2019
UK retail sales growth holds steady as Brexit day approaches
UK retail sales growth holds steady as Brexit day approaches
Growth in UK retail sales held steady in the third quarter of the year, official figures have shown, as shoppers [...]
October 17, 2019
Unilever misses estimates amid slowdown in emerging markets
Unilever misses estimates amid slowdown in emerging markets
Consumer goods giant Unilever missed City estimates this morning as tough weather comparatives and a slowdown in several emerging markets [...]
October 17, 2019
Domino’s Pizza UK to quit international markets
Domino’s Pizza UK to quit international markets
Domino’s UK has announced that it will close its international operations, where the pizza delivery firm said performance had been [...]
October 17, 2019