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Christmas adverts: hit or miss?

Grocers\' ads

Grocers' Christmas ads: Are they a hit or a miss? Video

Supermarkets have begun unveiling their festive ad campaigns. But, according to the experts, are they Christmas crackers or turkeys?

Specialist retailer ad

Specialist retailers' Christmas ads: Are they a hit or a miss? Video

Specialist retailers including Game and Halfords have launched their festive ads, but are they Christmas crackers or turkeys?

John Lewis Christmas ad

Fashion and department stores' Christmas ads: Are they a hit or a miss? Video

Department store retailers are unveiling their festive campaigns, among them the much anticpated John Lewis ad. Are they Christmas crackers or turkeys?

Latest Christmas news

John Lewis weekly sales

John Lewis weekly sales increase 2.1% as Christmas shopping gets underway

Sales at John Lewis increased 2.1% to £114.2m last week as Christmas shoppers snapped up hampers, digital cameras and Lego sets.

The bike retailer is investing more in Black Friday this year

Halfords gears up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Halfords is slashing the prices of its bikes this Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the retailer invests more heavily in the shopping extravaganza this year.

Christmas trading

Deloitte forecasts shoppers to spend £42.4bn this Christmas

Consumers are forecast to spend £42.4bn this Christmas, a £1.5bn increase on last year, according to statistics released by Deloitte.

Christmas analysis

Barry Williams has unveiled Asda\'s Christmas food range

In the news: Barry Williams, the Asda food boss taking on Aldi and Lidl

As he showed off Asda’s selection of premium Christmas eats at a London foodie show, Barry Williams was nursing an injured little finger.

Retail Week’s cartoonist Patrick Blower’s take on the big retailers’ effort to create the ultimate Christmas advert this year.

Blower’s retail cartoon: Retailers take Christmas adverts to new heights

Retail Week’s cartoonist Patrick Blower’s take on the big retailers’ effort to create the ultimate Christmas advert this year.

Mark Given is winning plaudits for the Sainsbury\'s Christmas TV ad

In the news: Mark Given, the man behind Sainsbury's Christmas TV ad Video

There is a young pretender for John Lewis’s Christmas advertising crown thanks to Sainsbury’s brand communications director Mark Given.

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