Retail and leisure

2019 Articles

British Diamond Princess Evacuees Repatriated Following Coronavirus Outbreak

A third of British consumers are prepared to cancel holiday plans if the coronavirus persists. New research from Retail Economics

February 24, 2020
Warnings Given As April Business Rate Rise Threatens UK High Streets

The government’s new immigration rules can work for small businesses if hiring costs are kept down and the system is

February 24, 2020
Ladbrokes owner GVC has become the target of short-sellers

Hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin is building a bet against Ladbrokes owner GVC as it battles a potential increase in

February 23, 2020
Hammerson

Property development firm Hammerson will reportedly slash its dividend and write down the value of its assets in its results

February 23, 2020
Waitrose

Waitrose has been ranked as the best supermarket in the UK in an annual satisfaction survey conducted by Which. The

February 22, 2020
Hammerson has sold seven retail parks to Orion's European real estate fund for £400m, the largest sale of its kind in the UK for a decade.

Hammerson has sold seven retail parks to Orion’s European real estate fund for £400m, the largest sale of its kind

February 21, 2020
Hornby model trains

Model train maker Hornby is seeking to raise £15m today as it seeks a “solid foundation” to build on with

February 21, 2020
lidl

Budget supermarket Lidl has announced it will invest £1.3bn in store expansion across the UK in the next two years. 

February 20, 2020
Victoria's Secret

US lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret will be taken private after owner L Brands sold a controlling stake to investment firm

February 20, 2020
Stormzy receives Greggs black card

Stormzy has become the first person to receive a Greggs black card, as part of the chain’s VIP service which

February 20, 2020
UK retail sales

UK retail sales excluding fuel jumped the most in almost two years in January, official figures showed today. Retail sales

February 20, 2020
Laura Ashley

Struggling retailer Laura Ashley will not pay an interim dividend after losses more than doubled in the first half of

February 20, 2020