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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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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.
Business secretary Vince Cable has asked for a meeting with Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis to find out how he intends to turn around the retailer.
Retail news round-up on December 18, 2014: Tesco’s accounting black hole may be bigger than feared, Ikea customer anger over delivery delays, Virgin Wines offers locker collection service
Retail news round-up on December 17, 2014: UK inflation decelerates in November, the Co-op Bank fails stress test, and sales in Scotland fall.
Christmas spend is set to peak on December 23, with retailers expected to rake in £1.3bn in sales, according to Visa.
Independent wine retailer Passione Vino defies the sector’s in-store design norms, creating a vibrant, Mediterranean atmosphere.
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).