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Leisurewear demand boosts sales at Primark

Primark saw strong sales of “comfort wear” this summer, but lower than expected sales overall. The discount chain’s owner, Associated British Foods plc (ABF), said that sales in late June and early July … Continue reading “Leisurewear demand boosts sales at Primark”

Online sales likely to remain high post-pandemic

Over half of all retail sales around the world will still be online after the Covid-19 pandemic, new research suggests. Ecommerce consultancy Wunderman Thompson Commerce surveyed more than 28,000 consumers across 17 countries … Continue reading “Online sales likely to remain high post-pandemic”

Firm considers rival offer for Morrisons

A bidding war could be on the horizon for Morrisons after a US investment firm said it was considering making a rival offer for the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain. The announcement from … Continue reading “Firm considers rival offer for Morrisons”

Are branded face masks set to be a regular sight in the coming years?

While the UK’s current vaccination programme is taking off successfully, the ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic will change the world permanently have yet to be seen. One prediction that’s not hard to … Continue reading “Are branded face masks set to be a regular sight in the coming years?”

Retail price rises on the horizon, says BRC

Retailers are facing growing cost pressures and shop prices are likely to rise later in the year, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned. The latest Shop Price Index from the BRC and … Continue reading “Retail price rises on the horizon, says BRC”

M&S set to close up to 30 stores

Marks & Spencer has reported a loss of £201m in the 52 weeks to 27 March 2021, down from a profit of £67m in the previous year. The results reflect a year impacted … Continue reading “M&S set to close up to 30 stores”

Ring trends for 2021

After a strange a turbulent previous year; people have already set numerous expectations for the year ahead. A natural desire for a new and uplifting experience, in order to recharge batteries and start … Continue reading “Ring trends for 2021”

Footfall rockets as shops reopen

Shoppers have flocked back to high streets in England and Wales as shopsreopened after three months of full lockdown. As of Monday, non-essential shops, hairdressers, salons, pubs,restaurants, outdoor attractions and gyms reopened in … Continue reading “Footfall rockets as shops reopen”

Older shoppers returning to the supermarket

Households across the UK made 13 million more supermarket trips in March compared with the previous month, and there are signs of growing confidence among older shoppers in particular. New figures from market … Continue reading “Older shoppers returning to the supermarket”

Online shopping boosts UK retail sales

High street stores in the UK remained closed in February but retail sales returned to growth thanks to strong online sales. Total UK sales increased by 1% compared with the same month last … Continue reading “Online shopping boosts UK retail sales”

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