Retail and leisure

2019 Articles

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
Lidl invests £15bn in British suppliers
Lidl invests £15bn in British suppliers
Lidl has announced a £15bn investment in its UK suppliers as it pledged to sell more British meat and fresh [...]
October 16, 2019
Asos doubles down on Black Friday after profit dives 68 per cent
Asos doubles down on Black Friday after profit dives 68 per cent
Asos has vowed to boost its Black Friday discounting this year after a “disappointing” attempt in 2018 weakened the fashion [...]
October 16, 2019
Jobs at risk as Jessops boss mulls rescue plan
Jobs at risk as Jessops boss mulls rescue plan
The owner of struggling camera retailer Jessops, Dragons Den star Peter Jones, is preparing to appoint administrators in a bid [...]
October 16, 2019
Loungers revenue soars following restaurant expansion
Loungers revenue soars following restaurant expansion
Loungers, the owner of the Lounge and Cosy Club restaurant brands, said revenue soared over the summer as the company [...]
October 16, 2019
Asos profit falls by 68 per cent after ‘disruptive’ year
Asos profit falls by 68 per cent after ‘disruptive’ year
Profit at Asos fell by 68 per cent in the year to August as the UK fashion giant took a [...]
October 16, 2019
Click and collect services could boost in-store sales
Click and collect services could boost in-store sales
Investment in click and collect services could boost bricks and mortar sales as customers make last minute purchases when they [...]
October 16, 2019