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  1. May 22, 2014

    Halfords chief warns suppliers to pay fee to support turnround

    The chief executive of Halfords warned that suppliers who refused to pay the retailer a fee would “reduce their likelihood...

  2. January 16, 2014

    Cycling boom spins Halfords sales higher

    Halfords reported strong Christmas trading figures as cycle sales continued to boost overall performance. Like-for-like...

  1. January 16, 2014

    Online sales boost range of UK retailers

    UK retailers delivered a batch of strong Christmas trading figures on Thursday, with growing numbers of shoppers moving...

  2. November 7, 2013

    Halfords chief puts brakes on expectations after strong results

    The chief executive of Halfords battled to damp shareholder expectations for the rest of the year after a strong set of...

  3. September 5, 2013

    Retailers on a roll as MPC makes no change

    Well-received news from UK retailers provided a timely reminder of the challenges posed by the economic recovery to the Bank...

  4. July 16, 2013

    Kate Bostock bounces off from Asos

    The resignation of Kate Bostock from Asos after just over six months illustrates the risk taken by would-be job hoppers. No...

  5. July 10, 2013

    G4S at 22-month low as FTSE 100 dips

    G4S hit a 22-month low yesterday on growing fears of another profit warning and potential rights issue. Goldman Sachs cut...

  6. July 10, 2013

    Cycling craze keeps Halfords on track

    Cycle sales powered ahead at Halfords, but the retailer said it would struggle to match its performance from last summer...

  7. June 3, 2013

    UK directors’ deals: Prudential, William Hill, Halfords, Zincox

    The men from the Pru have shown deft timing in making share disposals. Seven Prudential directors sold a significant...

  8. May 31, 2013

    Halfords pulls ahead on turnround hopes

    Turnround hopes meant Halfords was outperforming a falling London market on Friday. The retailer took on 6.1 per cent to...

  9. May 24, 2013

    Next out of favour as FTSE slips from high

    Next was out of favour on Friday as the FTSE 100 drifted further from its 12-year high. Morgan Stanley turned cautious on...

  10. May 23, 2013

    Lombard: Lloyds and BofA sow confusion with SJP stake sale

    Sam Goldwyn said verbal contracts weren’t worth the paper they were written on. Neither, it would appear, are stock exchange...

  11. May 23, 2013

    UK’s FTSE suffers biggest fall in a year

    The London market ended a fifteen-day winning streak on Thursday, leaving the FTSE 100 with its sharpest drop in a year. Arm...

  12. May 23, 2013

    Halfords shares fall as it reduces its dividend

    Shares in Halfords fell as much as 19 per cent after the bike retailer and repair group cut its dividend by a third and...

  13. May 23, 2013

    London shares retreat from 13-year high

    London stocks fell back from their 13-year closing peak on Thursday morning led by mining shares. The FTSE 100 opened 105...

  14. May 9, 2013

    ITV rises on regulation hopes as FTSE 100 gains

    Hopes of looser regulation helped lift ITV on Wednesday as the London market held at a five-year high. ITV rose 3.3 per cent...

  15. April 10, 2013

    Buoyant car parts offset Halfords decline

    Halfords will accelerate the expansion of its car servicing business, after its retail division suffered from cyclists...

  16. December 28, 2012

    Insurers lead FTSE 100 declines

    The FTSE 100’s fall from some of its best levels of 2012 broadened on Friday, as traders continued to sell riskier holdings,...

  17. November 21, 2012

    Halfords profits dip 20% on higher costs

    Profits at Halfords dropped more than 20 per cent in the six months to end-September, as the sales boost in bicycles and...

  18. November 21, 2012

    Kingfisher falls on France trading worries

    Fears over France led Kingfisher to a five-week low ahead of a trading update next Thursday, which analysts at Merrill Lynch...

  19. October 4, 2012

    Has bike, will ride at Halfords

    Matt Davies owns a bicycle. This is a good qualification for the incoming chief executive of Halfords, the UK’s biggest...

  20. October 4, 2012

    Tesco falls on doubts over turnround

    Tesco led the London market lower on Thursday on renewed fears that its turnround was off track. Interim results on...

  21. October 4, 2012

    Cycling sales help Halfords beat forecasts

    A surge in sales of bikes and cycling accessories, on the back of the Olympics and Tour de France, helped Halfords beat...

  22. October 3, 2012

    Davies takes the wheel at Halfords

    Halfords has named a new chief executive, ahead of a trading statement on Thursday from the car parts and bicycle retailer....

  23. July 29, 2012

    Wet weather boosts online retail therapy

    Lost sales among bricks-and-mortar shops during the wet weather have boosted revenues at two of the biggest online fashion...

  24. July 23, 2012

    Retailers fear Olympics might ring hollow

    It is not so much “faster, higher, stronger” – the Olympic motto coined more than 100 years ago – as “slower, lower and...

  25. July 19, 2012

    Co-operative: Crafty savings bank

    One wonders how long Co-op boss Peter Marks had to dangle António Horta-Osório of Lloyds upside down to shake the remaining...

  26. July 19, 2012

    Halfords profit warning as chief exits

    Halfords, the struggling car parts and bicycle retailer, has parted company with David Wild, its chief executive of four...

  27. July 19, 2012

    BG Group misses out as London shares rally

    BG Group , the oil and gas company, missed out on a London market rally on Thursday after analysts raised concerns about its...

  28. July 5, 2012

    Evraz falls on steel glut fears

    Evraz was among the FTSE 100’s sharpest fallers on Thursday on fears that a steel glut would put pressure on its balance...

  29. July 2, 2012

    Property groups follow FTSE 100 higher

    The FTSE 100 hit its highest level in two months on Monday, with property stocks following the trend higher. Real estate...

  30. June 4, 2012

    Heatwave brings Britons back to shops

    High street sales bounced back in May after April’s washout, as the brief heatwave prompted Britons to stock up on summer...

  31. May 31, 2012

    Grim trading for Kingfisher and Halfords

    Kingfisher and Halfords offered a grim view of trading in the high street, with spending on items from barbecues to bicycles...

  32. April 11, 2012

    Dunelm boosted by store openings

    Dunelm, one of the UK retailers that has defied tough conditions on the high street, reported a drop in the number of people...

  33. April 6, 2012

    OpCapita eyes consumer and leisure deals

    OpCapita, which rescued Game Group from administration and last year bought electrical retailer Comet for £2, is eyeing...

  34. April 5, 2012

    Halfords sales slow amid high fuel prices

    Soaring fuel prices and a reluctance by budget-conscious motorists to maintain and improve their vehicles have continued to...

  35. April 2, 2012

    Gibbs to lead Game Group’s revival

    Game Group, the struggling video games retailer, is to appoint a new chief executive to drive a turnround. The move comes a...

  36. April 1, 2012

    OpCapita to rescue Game Group UK stores

    The British assets of Game Group are to be bought out of administration by OpCapita, the private investment firm, in a deal...

  37. March 29, 2012

    Davey to meet hauliers over fuel strike plans

    Ed Davey, the energy secretary, will meet oil haulier bosses on Friday to discuss emergency plans to deal with the threat of...

  38. March 29, 2012

    Tanker drivers rule out Easter strike

    Tanker drivers will not strike over Easter to allow more time for talks to resolve a dispute which is threatening to disrupt...

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