McColl’s losses narrow amid pandemic sales jump for convenience stores

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McColl’s has said its losses narrowed over the past year as more people shopped at their local convenience store during the pandemic. The retailer told...

Retailer Gap set to axe 19 UK and Ireland stores

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Gap has said it plans to close 19 stores in the UK and Ireland next month as part of a shake-up aimed to return...

Retail footfall down 15% on two years ago in ‘first step’ of recovery

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Total customer footfall on the day non-essential retail reopened in England was down 15% on two years ago, new figures show. However that is a...

Watchdog says findings back decision to block JD Sports’ Footasylum takeover

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The UK competition regulator has said it still has concerns that JD Sports’ proposed takeover of rival Footasylum could “lead to a worse deal...

Almost 190,000 retail jobs axed in high street turmoil since first lockdown

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Almost 190,000 jobs have been lost in the retail bloodbath since shops were first forced to shut their doors a year ago, according to...

Keep the change: Retailers sign up to ‘cash-friendly’ pledge launched by Which?

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Major retailers have signed up to a cash acceptance pledge, helping to ensure that customers who want to pay in coins and banknotes will...

Morrisons takeover auction battle ends with £7bn bid from private equity giant

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The battle to buy supermarket Morrisons has ended with private equity giant Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) outbidding Fortress in a dramatic auction process. The...

Retail sales boosted as shoppers snap up new outfits ahead of lockdown easing

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Retail sales in March beat expectations, with shoppers spending more in preparation of going out again once lockdown restrictions ease, according to new data. The...

Shopper habits ‘returning to normal’ as lockdown begins to lift

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Shoppers are making more trips to supermarkets and buying less online as lockdown lifts and the vaccine rollout boosts confidence, according to new figures. The...

Discounted deals increase by 16% across the retail sector in 2020, as lockdown pushes...

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Figures from deal sharing website, hotukdeals, have revealed that discounts, offers and sales rose by 16% in 2020, as lockdown restrictions pushed retailers to...