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Grocers cut back on working hours despite growth in store numbers

Grocers cut back on working hours despite growth in store numbers

Supermarkets are cutting back on hours worked and equivalent full-time jobs in retail fell in the second quarter despite growth in store numbers.

Retail sales volumes returned to growth in the year to July, rebounding solidly due to the warmer weather.

Retail sales volumes rebound in July driven by the warm weather

Retail sales volumes returned to growth in the year to July, rebounding “solidly” due to the hot summer weather.

The Co-operative Group  has agreed to sell its pharmacies to Sir Anwar Pervez’s Bestway.

The Co-operative Group sells pharmacies to Bestway for £620m

The Co-operative Group  has agreed to sell its pharmacies to Sir Anwar Pervez’s Bestway in a deal valuing the health specialist at £620m.

UK retail sales in June recorded its lowest total growth in three years, as consumers prepare for an expected interest rate hike.

Retail sales growth lowest in three years as interest rate rise looms

UK retail sales in June experienced the lowest total growth rate in three years as consumers prepared for an expected interest rate hike.

Alliance Boots has renewed its partnership with the University of Manchester as part of its skincare research to create its flagship No7 serums.

Alliance Boots renews skin ageing research partnership

Alliance Boots has renewed its partnership with the University of Manchester as part of its skincare research to create its flagship No7 serums.

With anywhere between 25% and 60% of traffic coming through a mobile device, Superdrug, LK Bennett and B&Q, to name but a few, will be losing sales every day because they don’t have  mobile-optimised sites.

Comment: Sales knowledge is vital to ecommerce success

Retailers must leverage knowledge of their customers’ needs to optimise their ecommerce offers if they want to succeed in online retail.

Two years ago, Alliance Boots and Walgreens entered into a strategic partnership to create the first global pharmacy-led, health, beauty and wellbeing enterprise.

Comment: Walgreens and Boots demonstrate importance of customer loyalty

Whether walking into a store anywhere across the globe or connecting online, it remains true that creating customer loyalty is at the heart of successful retail.

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