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Courier firm Yodel has suspended collections from distribution hubs after an unprecedented surge in demand following Black Friday.
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Sales at Waitrose rose 7.3% in the week to December 13 as the seasonal shopping surge continues at the upmarket grocer.
Retail news round-up on December 19, 2014: Amazon launches one hour delivery service; Ikea suspends sales in Russia; Christmas delivery delays impact etailers; Consumer confidence dips; Tesco Mobile launches personalised gif shop
Shoppers will spend £6.5bn on groceries in the two weeks to Christmas as supermarkets drastically increase levels of advertising.
Retailers are banking on a last-minute shopper rush for seasonal success after Black Friday disrupted shopping patterns in the golden quarter.
Black Friday propelled the biggest increase in retail sales in more than a decade as sales rose in November 6.4% year on year.
Rotterdam’s Markthal boasts a market-place atmosphere that includes mainstream retail offers, all under one spectacular roof.
Christmas spend is set to peak on December 23, with retailers expected to rake in £1.3bn in sales, according to Visa.
Popular misconceptions about Iceland’s offer abound, but the grocer is fighting back in the run up to Christmas and beyond.
Retailers must try to engage their shoppers when trying to meet the needs of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC).