News Archive March 2019

Moss Bros sees like-for-like retail sales rise 8.9%

Thursday, March 31st 2011
The high street retailer said it made "good progress" in the 12 months to January 29th. Branded suit specialist Moss Bros has announced an 8.9 per cent surge in like-for-like...

Sky offering 3 months free broadband with home phone bundles

Wednesday, March 30th 2011
The promotion offers unlimited broadband at speeds of up to 20Mbps. Sky has announced a new limited-time promotion offering three months of free broadband to consumers also...

Energy suppliers must give more warning on price hikes

Tuesday, March 29th 2011
Firms in the sector must inform customers at least 30 days before any price rise. Household energy suppliers have been told they must give customers at least 30 days notice...

Microsoft boss says Kinect discounts are retailer-led

Monday, March 28th 2011
The decision to cut prices is down to individual retailers. Retailers are behind the decision to lower the price of the Kinect motion control accessory for Xbox 360, a...

John Lewis sales rise 1.4% in week to March 19th

Monday, March 28th 2011
The retailer was particularly pleased with the performance of its online operation. John Lewis has reported an increase in sales in the seven days to March 19th 2011. Trading...

Best Buy comparable store sales down 4.6% in Q4

Friday, March 25th 2011
The retailer admitted consumer demand for electrical goods has been lacking in recent months. Best Buy has reported a slump in comparable store sales in the final quarter of...

Retail sales volumes fall between January and February

Thursday, March 24th 2011
Trading slowed between the two months, according to the Office for National Statistics. The volume of retail sales in the UK fell last month, new figures from the Office for...

Next reports record profits but warns of changing retail space

Thursday, March 24th 2011
The retailer saw its before-tax profits rise to £551 million in the 12 months to January. Next has reported record profits for the year to January 2011 but predicted...

Over 1,200 stores to open at midnight for Nintendo 3DS launch

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011
The handheld console will be available to buy from midnight on Friday. More than 1,200 stores across the UK are expected to open at midnight on Friday (March 25th 2011) for...

Markit reports sharp fall in household finances

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011
Consumers have to contend with falling incomes and rising prices. UK consumers have seen the sharpest drop in expendable money for two years this month, according to...