About Jessica Clark

Jess Clark is a City A.M. news reporter covering retail and property.

2019 Articles

Ikea shrugs off retail gloom to post sales rise
Ikea shrugs off retail gloom to post sales rise
Ikea reported an increase in full-year sales as it managed to overcome the challenges facing the UK retail market.  Sales [...]
November 7, 2019
Persimmon blames sales drop on customer satisfaction drive
Persimmon blames sales drop on customer satisfaction drive
Housebuilder Persimmon today blamed a drop in first half sales volumes on the implementation of a new customer care improvement [...]
November 7, 2019
London house prices: How London boroughs' house prices have changed since the last election
London house prices: How London boroughs' house prices have changed since the last election
Prime central London house prices have taken the biggest hit since the last general election, as previously less desirable areas [...]
November 7, 2019
Auto Trader revs up profit despite car market challenges
Auto Trader revs up profit despite car market challenges
Auto Trader – the UK’s largest new and used cars marketplace – reported a jump in revenue and profit in [...]
November 7, 2019
UK house prices: Growth slows in October
UK house prices: Growth slows in October
Annual UK house price growth slowed last month due to ongoing political and economic uncertainty. House prices were up just [...]
November 7, 2019
Superdry revenue drops as rescue plan gets underway
Superdry revenue drops as rescue plan gets underway
Superdry reported a sharp drop in revenue in the first half of the year as chief executive Julian Dunkerton began [...]
November 7, 2019
Plans unveiled for £100m underground development in West End
Plans unveiled for £100m underground development in West End
Plans have been submitted for a £100m underground development to expand the Harley Street medical area in London’s West End.  [...]
November 6, 2019
Redrow suffers shareholder revolt over chairman role and executive pay
Redrow suffers shareholder revolt over chairman role and executive pay
Housebuilder Redrow suffered a shareholder revolt at its annual general meeting today as around a third of investors voted against [...]
November 6, 2019
Arcadia bolsters senior digital team in online sales push
Arcadia bolsters senior digital team in online sales push
Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia has bolstered its digital team with three new senior hires, as the embattled retail group seeks [...]
November 6, 2019
Competition and Markets Authority approves £1.4bn Unite Students acquisition of Liberty Living
Competition and Markets Authority approves £1.4bn Unite Students acquisition of Liberty Living
The UK competition watchdog has approved the £1.4bn acquisition of student accommodation provider Liberty Living by rival firm Unite Students. [...]
November 6, 2019
Mothercare shares surge after UK business enters administration
Mothercare shares surge after UK business enters administration
Shares in Mothercare have soared this morning after the maternity and baby retailer’s UK business entered administration. Mothercare’s share price [...]
November 6, 2019
Norwegian Air slumps after third share sale
Norwegian Air slumps after third share sale
Shares in Norwegian Air fell more than nine per cent this morning after the struggling airline last night launched its [...]
November 6, 2019
Morrisons takes fight over data breach liability to Supreme Court
Morrisons takes fight over data breach liability to Supreme Court
Morrisons will begin its final appeal to the Supreme Court this week after losing a landmark case over the liability [...]
November 5, 2019
National Portrait Gallery to close for three years
National Portrait Gallery to close for three years
The National Portrait Gallery announced today it will close to close to the public for three years to allow a [...]
November 5, 2019