Up-to-date coverage of the latest events in UK retail.

07:20am AO.com bolsters tech team with 50 new recruits

The white goods etailer has launched its biggest tech recruitment drive to date with 50 new roles across its IT offices in Bolton and Manchester.

The online retailer is looking for a range of roles including software developers, user experience designers and business analysts, all of which will be recruited over the next 12 months.

7:10am UK and Ireland warn of no-deal Brexit food price hikes

British and Irish retailers have warned of the “devastating” impact of a no-deal Brexit including increased food costs and supply shortages.

No deal would lead to increased tariffs of up to 45% being imposed on the import of everyday food items, according to a joint statement from the British Retail Consortium and Northern Ireland Retail Consortium and Retail Ireland.