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News: UK retail sales fall due to wet weather and low fuel sales

May 23, 2012

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  It has just been announced that retail sales in the UK fell by 2.3% in April according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The fall has been attributed to a record drop in fuel sales which were down 13.2% in April. This has been explained with the panic-buying which took place in March [...]

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April showers put dampener on sales

May 9, 2012

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Retail sales dropped 3.3% last month and retailers are blaming the weather. It is the biggest drop since March 2015 and footwear sales were the lowest since 2008 according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Yahooreports: “Online retailers also saw demand slow, while supermarkets felt the pain despite the cold weather boosting [...]

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Scottish retail sales increase despite UK slide into recession

May 2, 2012

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  Today it has been revealed that there has been a rise in sales in the first quarter of 2012. In the first three months of 2012 there was a 0.7% rise in the volume of sales the Scottish Government have revealed. The Retail Sales Index revealed that there has been a year- on- year [...]

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The pop-up shop phenomenon

April 25, 2012

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  If products come and go, why can’t the spaces that sell them do the same, right? What started as a trend in the early 00s has now flourished into a well known marketing strategy. They can, quite literally, “pop up” anywhere, which creates an element of surprise and provoke a sense of urgency in [...]

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Is it the end of the line for the high street?

January 6, 2012

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  I just found out that one of my Christmas presents was bought using a smart phone. It was a case of the item that was being hunted down was out of stock so a quick jump online via the phone and the present was purchased with next day delivery. This must be a worry [...]

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Mary Portas’ Plan to Revive the High Street

December 13, 2015

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  High street consultant Mary Portas has published plans for improving the high street and cut business rates. While it has been backed by business groups, landlords and bookmakers are not so sure of the wisdom behind the plans – which include stricter controls on establishing betting shops in deprived areas. The seven-month review highlighted [...]

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Gotta get down on Black Friday

November 24, 2015

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The day of the year that many people fear is upon us, today is Black Friday. Tomorrow signals the beginning of the seasonal shopping period and retailers all around the world will be slashing prices to try to kick-start their festive season. Traditionaly more of a US event Black Friday is becoming more prevalent on [...]

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Comet sold for £2

November 9, 2015

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New owners, OpCapita, plan to invest £30 millioninto Comet in an effort to turn the business around, and original owners, Kesa Electricals, are also planning to contribute a £50 million dowry to the chain’s revival.

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