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    1. January 23, 2015

      Unexpected rise in UK retail sales

      More shoppers hit the UK’s high streets in December than economists had predicted, but internet sales saw their biggest...

    2. January 21, 2015

      Discount retailer Poundland reports record Christmas trading

      British discount retailer Poundland reported a record Christmas trading period and said that it was on track to meet its...

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    1. January 21, 2015

      Car maintenance tunes up Halfords sales

      Car battery sales powered a cheerful final Christmas at Halfords for chief executive Matt Davies, who has been hired to...

    2. January 21, 2015

      Dixons raises forecast after ‘rollercoaster’ Christmas

      Dixons Carphone, the electricals and phones retailer, said profits would be ahead of expectations as underlying sales rose...

    3. January 19, 2015

      Bargain Booze cheered by growing popularity of discount retail

      The growing lure of discount retailers has driven a near 50 per cent increase in half-year profits at Bargain Booze, the...

    4. January 16, 2015

      HMV returns to top of music charts

      HMV has regained its top spot from Amazon as the UK’s number one seller of physical music during the Christmas period. The...

    5. January 15, 2015

      Booker to step up discount shop rollout

      Booker , the UK’s biggest wholesaler, plans to accelerate the rollout of its discount convenience stores, to at least 50...

    6. January 15, 2015

      Primark sales surge but sugar proves less sweet for ABF

      It was a tale of two Christmases at Associated British Foods. The British food producer reported “strong” trading at its...

    7. January 14, 2015

      Hong Kong protests dent Burberry sales growth

      Burberry sales were hit by the protests in Hong Kong, but the UK luxury goods group said underlying retail sales still rose...

    8. January 14, 2015

      Ocado maintains sales growth over Christmas

      Ocado delivered a bumper increase in Christmas sales as it avoided the delivery problems that plagued other UK retailers....

    9. January 13, 2015

      Game Digital slumps 40% after profit warning

      Shares in Game Digital plunged by more than 40 per cent on Wednesday morning as markets reacted to a profit warning issued...

    10. January 13, 2015

      Greggs boosted by drive to take slice of rivals’ sales

      Greggs reported own-store sales grew 4.5 per cent in 2014 as the company successfully targeted more upmarket customers with...

    11. January 13, 2015

      Asos shares gain after holiday season sales boost

      Asos shares rose by as much as 9 per cent on Tuesday after the British online fashion retailer posted a holiday season sales...

    12. January 13, 2015

      Debenhams misses analysts’ forecasts with 0.8% sales drop

      Debenhams’ shares dropped 8 per cent on Tuesday after it warned that its full-year margin improvement would be at the lower...

    13. January 13, 2015

      Dalton Philips ousted as Morrison chief executive

      Dalton Philips has been ousted as chief executive of Wm Morrison after several years of poor performance, a halving of...

    14. January 12, 2015

      Black Friday boosts sales at AO World

      AO World, the UK-based online retailer of white goods, reported a Black Friday surge in sales, with revenues from the sale...

    15. January 11, 2015

      Black Friday frenzy teaches UK retailers some harsh lessons

      Black Friday — the last weekend in November when shopkeepers paste their windows with promises of goods at knockdown prices...

    16. January 9, 2015

      Retailers rue Black Friday discount binge

      The decorations are down. The cards and the Christmas trees have been discarded. As retailers update the City on their...

    17. January 8, 2015

      Lewis seeks to rouse Tesco from the nightmare of its recent history

      Dave Lewis on Thursday demonstrated his willingness to turn holy cows into Tesco Finest burgers by announcing the closure of...

    18. January 8, 2015

      M&S misses Christmas forecasts after delivery and weather blows

      Marks and Spencer boss Marc Bolland was forced on to the back foot on Thursday as analysts questioned explanations for the...

    19. January 8, 2015

      Tesco soars 15% on news of biggest overhaul in retailer’s 96-year history

      Tesco has unveiled the most radical overhaul in its 96-year history, as the chief executive of Britain’s biggest retailer...

    20. January 7, 2015

      Shares at Majestic Wine fall as Christmas discounting hits margins

      Shares in Majestic Wine fell more than 17 per cent on Wednesday as analysts cut profit forecasts after fierce discounting...

    21. January 7, 2015

      Boohoo unwraps Christmas profit warning

      Shares in Boohoo.com plunged over 40 per cent on Wednesday after the online fashion retailer issued a profit warning,...

    22. January 7, 2015

      Sainsbury third-quarter sales fall 1.7%

      J Sainsbury kicked off the big four supermarket reporting period with better-than-expected trading over the festive season,...

    23. January 6, 2015

      Supermarket price war to intensify as Tesco readies cuts

      The supermarket price war is set to intensify, with Tesco expected to announce significant cuts on Thursday and Asda pumping...

    24. January 6, 2015

      Online shopping brings cheer to House of Fraser sales figures

      Department store operator House of Fraser, majority owned by a Chinese conglomerate, has joined John Lewis in reporting...

    25. December 30, 2014

      Next upbeat on UK consumer economy

      Lord Wolfson, chief executive of Next offered an upbeat assessment of the consumer economy as the fashion retailer shrugged...

    26. December 22, 2014

      Britons shift spending towards luxuries

      Low inflation and the supermarket price war have allowed cash-strapped Britons to redirect more of their spending towards...

    27. December 15, 2014

      Carpetright shares gain despite warning on outlook

      Shares in Carpetright jumped 12 per cent on Monday despite a warning from the carpet specialist that a slowdown in property...

    28. December 12, 2014

      Schroders, Axa funds face Tesco gloom

      Funds run by Schroders, Axa and St James’s Place are among those to have taken a hit from the latest decline in Tesco’s...

    29. December 11, 2014

      Moss Bros gains as consumers smarten up

      Consumers are smartening up as the economy shows signs of growth, with suit seller Moss Bros reporting an uptick in the sale...

    30. December 11, 2014

      Ocado lifts sales despite supermarket price war

      Ocado delivered a 15 per cent increase in sales in the three months to the end of November despite the supermarket price...

    31. December 11, 2014

      Sports Direct shrugs off England team woes

      Sports Direct, the sportswear retailer owned by billionaire Mike Ashley, has reported a rise in half-year profits despite a...

    32. December 11, 2014

      SuperGroup vows to shrug off setbacks to hit full-year forecasts

      SuperGroup, owners of the logo-heavy Superdry brand, blamed warm autumn weather and expansion across Europe for a 31.6 per...

    33. December 9, 2014

      Tesco issues fourth profit warning in a year

      Investor confidence in Tesco suffered a fresh blow on Tuesday when it issued its fourth profit warning in six months,...

    34. December 9, 2014

      Strong pound hits Asos’s international sales

      Asos, the UK-based online fashion retailer, has continued to feel the impact of a strong pound, reporting a fall in...

    35. December 4, 2014

      Pets at Home turns out well-groomed results

      Pets at Home, the UK’s dominant petcare retailer, more than doubled its pre-tax profits to £40.5m as its interim results...

    36. December 2, 2014

      Black Friday breaks records at John Lewis

      The lure of Black Friday bargains lifted weekly sales at John Lewis to the highest levels in its 150-year history, with one...

    37. December 1, 2014

      Metcash: lean times coming

      Patience is a virtue; it is not its own reward. So shareholders in Metcash have found. On Monday, the Australian food...

    38. November 26, 2014

      Large UK supermarkets ‘uneconomic’, warns property chief

      The growth of online grocery shopping is set to hit the value of large supermarkets, a veteran property industry investor...

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