Travis Perkins, the owner of DIY chain Wickes, has said that its financial year has started in line with expectations after seeing strong sales growth in its first quarter. Read more..
Bargain Booze owner Conviviality Retail has confirmed that it is in discussions with Bibby Retail Services regarding a potential acquisition of a number of Rhythm & Booze stores. Read more..
The number of full-time equivalent jobs in the retail industry increased by 1.8% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014, driven mostly by the non-food sector. Read more..
The Co-operative Food is to lower prices on hundreds of everyday essential items as it looks to become the UK’s best local food retailer. Read more..
Argos has opened its first new digital store in the north of England in Manchester. Read more..
Marks & Spencer has launched a toy frisbee made from recycled plastic including plastic collected by its customers and employees at its Big Beach Clean-Up event last year. Read more..
Maternity wear retailer Séraphine has appointed former SuperGroup director John Bailey as finance director. Read more..
Tesco has appointed retail finance specialist Ikano Bank UK to provide finance solutions for customers of its electrical division. Read more..
The National Federation of Retail Newsagents has renewed its calls for a minimum unit price on alcohol as new figures show a drop in violent crime as Britons cut back on binge drinking. Read more..
How do you ensure that you keep hold of your customers year after year, even when the competition are hitting them hard with discounts and promotions? By Alan Watson Read more..