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Home Retail Group shareholder vetoes Homebase sell off

Home Retail Group shareholder vetoes Homebase sell-off

Home Retail Group’s shareholder Taube Hodson Stonex Partners has vetoed a sell-off of the Homebase business.

Consumer confidence grew in August, confirming that sentiment has stabilised in the last few months.

Consumer confidence up three points in August as sentiment stabilises

Consumer confidence increased three points to 1 in August, confirming that sentiment has stabilised in the last few months.

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John Lewis and Waitrose weekly sales boosted by bank holiday and wet weather

John Lewis and Waitrose sales jumped last week due to the colder weather and bank holiday weekend.  

Argos To Launch Integrated Marketing Campaign For New \'Heart of House\' Power Brand

Marketing campaign: Argos drops the aliens for 'real-world' furniture push Video

There is no sign of the blue aliens that usually crop up in Argos ads in the campaign supporting its first home and furniture ‘power brand’.

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.

BrightHouse is considering its options, including a possible IPO

Comment: Could BrightHouse be the next retail IPO?

BrightHouse’s appointment of adviser Rothschild last week suggests the run of retail IPOs may not have dried up just yet.

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.

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