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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.

Furniture Village plots expansion after securing investment from BGF

Furniture Village plots expansion after securing £6m investment

Furniture Village has secured a £6m investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF), which will help it accelerate store expansion.

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.

Furniture Village is rebranding to attract a younger customer

Furniture Village updates image to target younger shoppers amid investment

Furniture Village is updating its logo to target younger shoppers as it expands its stores after securing a £6m investment from the Business Growth Fund.

Argos\' TV ad features a series of ‘real life’ scenes including a child making snow angels in a deep pile rug

Argos to launch ad campaign to push home and furniture own brand

Argos is launching a TV advertising campaign to push its first ever home and furniture own brand Heart of House.

BrightHouse\'s Introduce-a-Friend party was suggested by a member of store staff and provides existing customers with an evening when they could bring their friends into the local store and find out more about what BrightHouse has to offer.

Comment: Store staff are essential for customer insight

Retailers must ensure that their store staff can put their ideas forward as getting feedback from the shopfloor can only improve a business.

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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