Asda upped the pace of its multichannel expansion with the introduction of new online order kiosks and collection lockers for online orders in store as part of a trial.
Former Focus DIY and Iceland chief executive Bill Grimsey is to lead an “alternative review” into the high street after claiming self-styled retail guru Mary Portas gave the sector “false hope”.
Tesco, Boots, Debenhams, Sainsbury’s and Carphone Warehouse are among the retailers shortlisted for the 2013 Retail Week Rising Stars.
Tesco has stopped sourcing clothes from a factory in Bangladesh due to “serious problems” with safety on the site.
Last year, the company opened on average more than one store a week. This year they're planning to do it again, creating jobs across the UK.
Today John Lewis unveiled its spring/summer 2014 menswear collection at London Collection’s: Men, in its very first fashion show outing as it seeks to grow its design credentials.
The owner of Coronation Square shopping centre in Cheltenham has wrapped vacant units in vinyl to encourage retailers to see the potential of the scheme.
Majestic Wine has reported a rise in its annual pre-tax profits despite seeing a decline in sales.
Online retailer The Hut Group saw a 30.4% increase in sales in the year to 31 December 2012 as the group continued to invest in its proprietary technology platform to help drive growth.
Figures released by the British Retail Consortium and Springboard have shown that retail footfall in May was 0.7% down on the same month last year.
Sainsbury's is to relaunch its TU clothing line this week as it looks to grow its non-food business.
New research from the Which? consumer group has revealed that the financial downturn has led to consumers being less inclined to make impulse buys and more likely to seek advice before purchasing.
John Lewis has unveiled the Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection for its private label John Lewis & Co at the weekend.
John Lewis Partnership chairman Charlie Mayfield led the field for retail in the Queen’s Birthday Honours receiving a knighthood for his services to business.
A tax for online retailers would be a “barrier to entrepreneurship” in the UK, the Treasury has been warned by the founders of online retailer Sofa.com.
Debenhams has stopped using airbrushed photographs of models posing in its lingerie ranges as part of its commitment to promoting a positive body image amongst its customers.
Very.co.uk customers will be able to purchase items via reality show Big Brother’s house thanks to a product placement deal.
Entertainment retailer HMV plans to reopen the first store it ever opened, on London’s Oxford Street, two months after it was rescued out of administration.
Shopper footfall dipped during May and out-of-town locations performed better than high streets and shopping centres.
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John Lewis saw its sales drop by 5.2% year-on-year last week as the retailer struggled against strong trading a year ago when sales were boosted by the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and half term.
Argos has appointed former Tesco.com executive Andy Brown to the newly created role of head of customer fulfilment for stores.
The new series of Big Brother starting this evening will see online department store Very.co.uk partner with Channel 5 to launch a 360 click-to-buy product placement initiative which will allow viewers to purchase items featured on the show from Very.co.uk and Channel5.com.
Morrisons is to sponsor the Special Olympics 2013 National Games in Bath this summer.
American Golf has appointed former Pets at Home and Iceland Foods executive Trudy Hills as trading director.
Chocolate retailer Thorntons has launched a trial of online terminals to enable customers to purchase from its extended online range while in-store.
The decision in the recent High Court case involving former employees of national retailer Woolworths will have huge implications for UK retailers which operate from multiple sites and are considering redundancy programmes, according to national law firm Irwin Mitchell.
A new study has found that retailers across the world are increasingly opting for traditional 'back-to-basics' strategies to drive growth instead of following newer business trends.
Luxury goods retailer Mulberry has reported a fall in its full-year revenue and pre-tax profit as growth in retail sales was offset by a decline in wholesale sales.
Home Retail Group said like-for-like sales at its Argos chain rose by 1.9% in the 13 weeks to 1 June driven by strong sales of electronic and electrical items and growth in online sales. On a total basis, sales increased by 1.2% to £828 million.