Christmas sector round ups
The Entertainer achieved a record Christmas. Like-for-likes rose 9.5% in the five weeks to December 29, as it pushes the button on international expansion plans.
Fashion retailers have reported a strong Christmas but remain cautious about the year ahead.
The Works has reaffirmed its faith in physical books despite rising ebook sales.
Convenience stores proved vital in grocery over Christmas as stretched shoppers rushed to local shops to raid remaining supplies before the big day.
Christmas trading updates
Aldi has reported its “most successful Christmas” to date in the UK with total sales up 30.1% driven by a strong fresh produce offer.
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.
Fragrance retailer The Perfume Shop posted a 2.5% jump in like-for-like sales across its Christmas trading period. Managing director Jo Walker talks about its plans for the year ahead.
As fashion goliaths Primark and Asos revealed soaring festive sales today. Retail Week analyses why the two are the sector’s top performers.
Promotional activity has altered over the past few years. Retailers push online discounts and break from traditional January Sales, so what’s the best tactic to pursue?
Tesco today reported a 1.8% uplift in like-for-like sales over Christmas as its core UK business begins to show signs of a turnaround a year-on from its profit warning. The City welcomed the figures.
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