News Archive April 2019

Primark owner sees increase in group revenues

Thursday, April 28th 2011
The owner of high street favourite Primark has seen a rise in group revenues for the 24 weeks to March 5th. Chairman of the Associated British Foods group, Charles Sinclair,...

Game exec encouraged despite falling sales

Wednesday, April 27th 2011
Game's chief executive has said he remains positive about the brand despite new results showing a fall in sales. Game boss Ian Shepherd has said that he is encouraged by the...

Mobile retail searches treble in Q1

Tuesday, April 26th 2011
Consumers are increasingly using their phones to make retail-related search queries. Searches for retailers made on smartphones and other mobile devices trebled in the first...

Sports Direct reports growth in profit and sales

Thursday, April 21st 2011
The retailer saw its group sales reach £236 million in the quarter ending March 27th. Sports Direct has reported an increase in its total sales and gross profit in the...

Asda finds family spending power is recovering

Wednesday, April 20th 2011
The typical household's discretionary income rose from February to March. The average UK family had £10 less to spend each week in March 2011 than at the same time last...

Tesco group sales hit £68bn in 2010-11

Tuesday, April 19th 2011
Tesco has revealed it witnessed an 8.1 per cent rise in group sales last year. Tesco bosses have declared their pleasure after the group posted an 8.1 per cent increase in...

Argos named as top UK multi-channel retailer

Tuesday, April 19th 2011
Consumers who engage in multi-channel shopping have labelled Argos as their favoured retailer. Argos has emerged as the most popular outlet for consumers who engage in...

Online fashion sales up 152% in five years

Monday, April 18th 2011
One in three Brits purchased clothes via the internet last year. Online fashion retailers have seen a huge increase in trading in recent years, according to new research from...

Online retail sees best first quarter growth in three years

Friday, April 15th 2011
Online retail saw its strongest growth in three years during the first quarter of 2011. Strong demand in the health, beauty and gifts sectors helped online retail sales to...

Alesha Dixon lined up to play at Best Buy store opening

Thursday, April 14th 2011
The Boy Does Nothing singer will perform live at the opening of the Hayes store. Best Buy has confirmed pop star Alesha Dixon will play a special gig at the opening of its...