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Heavy rain over the Bank Holiday made it a wash-out for retailers as shoppers opted to stay indoors rather than visit the high street.

Bank holiday a washout for retailers as shoppers stay away

Heavy rain over the bank holiday made it a washout for retailers as shoppers opted to stay indoors rather than visit the high street.

Retail Week\'s Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on footfall, Amazon, Furniture Village and East

Retail news round-up on August 26, 2014: Footfall plunges over rainy Bank Holiday, Furniture Village gets £6m investment, Amazon acquires gaming firm and more.

Department store John Lewis sales surged 13.4% to £74.5m last week helped by “good retailing weather” as its second half gains momentum.

Infographic: John Lewis sales surge 13.4% helped by 'good retailing weather'

Department store John Lewis sales surged 13.4% to £74.5m last week helped by “good retailing weather” as its second half gains momentum.

Brighthouse’s private equity owner has appointed advisers to examine the potential for an IPO.

BrightHouse's private equity owner hires advisers to explore potential IPO

BrightHouse’s private equity owner has appointed advisers to examine the potential for an IPO.

July was the first time the amount spent in food stores fell year on year since records began in 1989 as the grocery price war escalates.

Grocery sales values fall for first time since records began

July was the first time the amount spent in food stores fell year on year since records began in 1989 as the grocery price war escalates.

Do you know how the Sale of Goods Act applies to you?

The Office of Fair Trading’s Sale of Goods Act ‘hub’ is a useful tool to help retailers protect their business as well as keep customers happy.

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Newly created Dixons Carphone aims to guide shoppers through the connected world with services as well as products

Comment: Dixons Carphone faces challenge to convince shoppers to purchase services

One of the motivations underpinning the Dixons Carphone tie-up is that the new business will be better positioned to offer support to consumers facing ever more complex, inter-connected gadgetry.

Consumer confidence in the UK has risen four times faster than around the world over the last year and is at its highest level for almost seven years

Consumer confidence: Is it time to pop open the champagne?

Consumer confidence in the UK has risen four times faster than around the world over the last year, so is it time for retailers to start celebrating?

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