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    1. April 12, 2016

      UK retailers need to pay ‘serious attention’ to online weak points

      Retailers know how devastating a cyber attack can be: only two years ago, on the other side of the Atlantic, the chief...

    2. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Opening Quote: Costa's barista-in-chief; Tesco/Alibaba; Putin waxwork

      PageGroup sees temp hiring on the rise, Asos profits are up 18 per cent, Costa has a new barista-in-chief. FT Opening...

    1. FT Alphaville

      April 12, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      PageGroup sees temp hiring on the rise, Asos profits are up 18 per cent, Costa has a new barista-in-chief. FT Opening...

    2. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      UK shoppers benefit from third year of falling prices

      UK shoppers benefited from a 36th month of falling prices of non-food products, such as clothing and homewares, in...

    3. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      UK retail sales underwhelm in February

      Retail sales growth in the UK underwhelmed last month, marking something of a comedown following a stellar start to...

    4. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Opening Quote: New Day; Barclays Out of Africa?; Supermarket sweep

      Morrisons has signed deals with Amazon and Ocado, there’s a warning that an online shift will mean the loss of 1m...

    5. FT Alphaville

      February 29, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Morrisons has signed deals with Amazon and Ocado, there’s a warning that an online shift will mean the loss of 1m...

    6. February 29, 2016

      One-third of retail jobs to vanish by 2025

      Britain’s retailers predict that almost 1m jobs in the sector — a third of today’s total — will disappear by 2025 as...

    7. February 29, 2016

      New minimum wage ‘to accelerate’ retail’s shrinking workforce

      Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer by sales, has drawn up drastic plans to shrink its workforce, foreshadowing what...

    8. January 27, 2016

      UK retailers count the cost of returns

      The average returned purchase in the UK passes through seven pairs of hands before it is listed for resale. Every day...

    9. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      One in five pounds spent online in December - BRC

      Santa’s elves are increasingly web savvy. Online sales of non-food items grew by 15 per cent in December, compared to...

    10. January 12, 2016

      Retailers squeezed by online growth and falling shop prices

      High street retailers had a challenging Christmas, squeezed by rapid growth in online sales and falling prices in...

    11. December 8, 2015

      Weak UK high street sales data spark Christmas gloom

      Retail sales failed to sparkle in November, creating fears that the best household finances in years will not translate...

    12. November 9, 2015

      Tesco chief attacks ‘unsustainable’ rises in business rates

      The chief executive of Tesco has attacked retailers’ £8bn business rates bill as “unsustainable” and in need of “urgent...

    13. October 9, 2015

      Consumer confidence returns to UK market

      After six years of financial pain the stars finally aligned for cash-strapped British consumers in 2015. A mix of...

    14. October 4, 2015

      Last chance to bag a free carrier

      As of Monday, the free plastic bag show ends. A change in the law means that from October 5, all retailers in England...

    15. September 1, 2015

      Oliver Bonas to be first high street store to pay living wage

      Oliver Bonas, the quirky retailer, aims to live up to its motto of “Work Hard, Play Hard and Be Kind” by promising to...

    16. July 16, 2015

      Some UK supermarket promotions are misleading, watchdog says

      Supermarkets must end “misleading” special offers and promotions because they confuse customers, the UK’s competition...

    17. June 9, 2015

      High street sales slow down despite Tory election victory

      The decisive election result brought no benefit to the high street, the British Retail Consortium reported on Tuesday,...

    18. May 12, 2015

      Survey data point to rising consumer confidence

      Consumer spending on the high street is increasing as Britons become steadily more confident about their finances. An...

    19. April 21, 2015

      Supermarkets hit back over Which? report on pricing

      Top UK supermarkets have rejected the findings of a report that accuses them of misleading and inconsistent pricing...

    20. January 20, 2015

      Shoplifters cost UK retailers £335m in year, says BRC

      The value of goods stolen from shops has risen to its highest level in a decade as criminal gangs target more expensive...

    21. December 9, 2014

      Bargain hunters help UK to best shop sales growth in three months

      Britain’s high streets have recovered from their miserable early autumn after shoppers rushed to find pre-Christmas...

    22. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Retailers welcome review of business rates

      Retailers welcomed George Osborne’s pledge to review the business rates system and extend short-term measures to boost...

    23. November 12, 2014

      Competition in retail space heats up

      Hointer, a jeans store based in Seattle that was founded by former Amazon executive Nadia Shouraboura, points to one...

    24. October 14, 2014

      Warm September weather hits UK retailers

      High street shops had their worst month in September for more than five years as they struggled to sell woolly jumpers...

    25. August 12, 2014

      UK retail sales weaken as supermarket price war hits food trade

      UK retail sales weakened for the second month running in July as the supermarket price war and continued low food...

    26. August 1, 2014

      Fuel retailers to blame for UK drive-away crime, minister says

      Britain’s crime minister has questioned whether police should bother responding to calls from petrol retailers whose...

    27. July 27, 2014

      Supermarket tax ‘would push up food prices’, says UK government

      An attempt by English councils to impose a tax on large retailers to boost smaller community enterprises is likely to...

    28. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has had a look at Quindell’s claim that the group discloses profitability for...

    29. June 24, 2014

      Retailers urged to help end supply chain abuses

      The government is urging retailers to set out guidelines aimed at eradicating abuses in the supply chain in the wake of...

    30. June 12, 2014

      EU law set to improve UK consumer protection

      Consumer protection will be enhanced on Friday in response to the rise of internet shopping when a law to improve...

    31. June 10, 2014

      Britons’ food spending lowest since 2008

      The amount Britons spend on food has dropped for the first time since at least 2008 as a supermarket “price war” drives...

    32. June 4, 2014

      Supermarket competition keeps shop prices on downward trend

      Prices in the UK’s shops fell for the 13th month in succession in May, as competition between supermarkets showed no...

    33. June 2, 2014

      Grocers’ watchdog finds Morrison overcharged suppliers

      Wm Morrison has been found to be in breach of the groceries code by the Groceries Code Adjudicator after it overcharged...

    34. June 2, 2014

      Cash still king for small transactions

      Britain might be a nation of shopkeepers, as Napoleon quipped, but how much longer will it be a country of cash...

    35. May 13, 2014

      UK retail sales rebound with 4.2% rise in April

      UK retail sales bounced back in April after two months of decline, with shoppers increasing their spending on home...

    36. May 8, 2014

      Meat industry rounds on halal ‘mischief making’

      The British meat industry and religious leaders have expressed surprise at a wave of criticism of halal slaughter,...

    37. May 8, 2014

      Poundland records 13% jump in sales

      Sales at Poundland, the discount store chain that floated in March, jumped to just under £1bn in its last financial...

    38. April 15, 2014

      UK retail sales fall for second month in a row

      UK retail sales fell for the second month running in March, with the later timing of Easter holidays hitting spending....

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