With the Autumn Statement looming, the hope must be that at last George Osborne will concede a business rates freeze.
A rapid walk through HMV’s revived store at 363 Oxford Street provided an entertaining morning yesterday.
The Co-operative is to end years of deliberation by finally launching trials of online grocery retailing.
If you stay on the central line just a few stops after Oxford Street and Westfield London, you arrive at another retail landmark – the home of middle class fashion favourite Boden.
Stepping into Harris + Hoole’s Cannon Street, London store, it’s immediately clear this is a coffee shop with a difference.
If my admiration for store staff had ever wavered since my uni days spent behind the tills at the Body Shop, I have a new found respect for the job.
Anybody who thinks there isn’t intense competition among the big grocers only needed to watch Sainsbury’s and Tesco go at it hammer and tongs this week.
Another summer, another reason to hang the bunting in celebration of all that’s British.
If the initial news of Ocado and Morrisons tie-up sent an explosive ripple through the grocery industry, the ratification of the deal at an extraordinary general meeting today was a more sedate affair.
The shock exit of Kate Bostock from Asos has generated a mean-minded response from some as observers clamour to say “I told you so”.
The retail inquiry heated up this week as six big names including Alliance Boots and Sainsbury’s eloquently laid out the struggles in the retail sector as business rates yet again topped the bill.
Sofa.com’s letter to the Treasury earlier this week warned an online retail tax would “hit at the heart of the UK’s world-leading online retail industry”.
At a time where many retailers are closing shops, entrepreneur and former Dragon Theo Paphitis is embarking on a store opening programme.
This week proved that the crucial issue of business rates is not going to go away for the retail sector nor for the Government as the extortionate costs retailers are facing once again grabbed column inches.
I think I expected too much from Mary Queen of the High Street, which aired for the first time last night (Tuesday).
It’s no secret the internet has transformed the way retailers must run their businesses.
There is a week to go until the Chancellor reveals the Budget on March 20 and time is running out for retailers lobbying Government to freeze business rates in April.
The buzz of John Lewis Partnership’s results day is one of the most iconic days in the retail calendar and its usual vibrancy had added spice yesterday.
The news that toy retailer The Entertainer had chosen Pakistan to locate its first store overseas came as a surprise.
I’m not usually one for sentimental mush but there’s something about men desperately clamouring to get their hands on a bunch of roses on February 14 that brings a smile to my face.