Grocers should consider introducing more widespread deposit and return schemes instead of waiting for government action, since 88.9% of UK consumers stated that they would be likely to use a scheme as environmental concerns move higher up their agendas.
To give House of Fraser future the best chance, Sports Direct and its owner Mike Ashley must make drastic changes to both its product proposition and store environment to entice shoppers back.
As British supermarket Morrisons continues its recovery under the stewardship of David Potts and his team, its vertical supply chain sets it apart from much larger competitors and could prove to be a major asset in a post-Brexit world.
Tesco appears to be tightening its control on the food and grocery market with the announcement of a new fascia ‘Jack’s’, a limited assortment discounter, in a bid to directly neutralise the growing threat posed by German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
When physical stores close down, almost a third of their customers switch their spend to the internet.
There has been a lot of coverage in the media regarding store closures and the death of the high street recently, but what is happening is not a sign of retail extinction but a retail transformation.
Tesco’s ruthless pursuit of higher group operating margin continues, with the announcement of a long-term strategic alliance with French multinational grocery titan Carrefour.
Boom in UK tourism and lower value of the pound following the Brexit vote are the key drivers behind the luxury department store increase in the country.
UK-based Poundworld’s introduction of multi-price retailing and smaller product sizes has failed to shore up margins, and the discounter has been forced to appoint administrators today.
Mid-market players Marks & Spencer and Debenhams stand to gain the most from the planned closures of 31 House of Fraser stores, should landlords accept its proposed Company Voluntary Agreement.
Wesfarmers has finally managed to extricate itself from the UK, selling its Homebase operation to Hilco for £1, in what appears to be the only sensible decision it has made during the two-year debacle.
Supermarket giant Tesco has put its cards on the table by announcing the planned closure of its loss-making non-food website, Tesco Direct, in an effort to streamline operations and rid it of noncompetitive product lines as it prepares to increase investment into one online platform.
Is the Sainsbury’s-Asda deal just a vehicle for a managed exit from the UK market?
The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in less than one month and it’s going to mean big changes to how retailers use customer data.
A huge store estate generating dwindling sales usually spells impending retail disaster, but for Next, stress testing and relative transparency paints a convincing argument that it will survive long after many of its midmarket rivals collapse.
At a time of tough trading conditions when companies need to focus on their best performing core areas, Conviviality — the company behind the off-licence chains Bargain Booze and Wine Rack — took its eye off the ball in search of new growth.
While the demise of Toys R Us in the UK has focused on how it was killed by the internet, data shows that the rise of local rival Smyths caused even more damage than Amazon.
US ecommerce giant Amazon has become the UK’s fifth biggest retailer by spending market share, accounting for £4 in every £100 spent on retail last year.
The UK leaving the European Union won’t just change our trading relationships, it will change what we eat.
It may be no surprise to hear that online retail giant Amazon UK is prospering but the level of its success should worry the entire retail industry.
With the slew of UK retailers updating the market on so-called Super Thursday we now have a clearer view of what happened over Christmas, and what to expect in 2018.
It’s been a difficult end to a difficult year for UK retail, but the grocery market has been highlighted as the stand-out performer for the fourth quarter.
Department stores are struggling, with poor sales, over supply of space and increasing costs.
UK retailers have become used to facing yet another difficult trading year.
It’s been a busy year for food retailers – mass consolidation, supermarket diversification, and a change in consumer habits.
More people are leaving Christmas shopping to the last minute this year, with fewer finishing their present shopping with less than a week to go.
Unibail-Rodamco, Europe’s largest commercial property company, will add 35 shopping centres to its portfolio if its bid to buy US and UK mall operator Westfield for $16bn goes through.
In the biggest retail accounting scandal since Tesco, Steinhoff’s share price has more than halved and group chief executive Markus Jooste has resigned as a probe into accounting irregularities has begun.
The tie up be Hammerson and Intu — announced yesterday — will give the combined group a stake in 12 of the 20 so-called super malls in the UK.
Ocado’s long awaited international partnership with Casino is good news — for one thing it will add profit.