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Sunday Retail News Roundup

Sunday Retail News Roundup

Sunday May 29th 2016

Wife joins Mrs M&S giving new boss dressing down, ‘Nails’ aims to knock M&S into shape, Chappell secret backer to boost BHS bid, Green keep cool and open chequebook, Plastic fivers end era of dirty money, MP's fury arrogance of City giants in doomed BHS buyout, Food giant behind supermarket ready meals strikes, Morrisons milk more from ‘fair price’, Bank Holiday opening times Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose, Lidl and Aldi, Bank holiday hours DIY and home improvement shops Argos, B&Q, Currys PC World, Halfords, Homebase, Ikea, John Lewis and Wickes.

Consumer confidence remains low in May as Brexit question clouds outlook

Consumer confidence remains low in May as Brexit question clouds outlook

Friday May 27th 2016

UK consumer confidence remains low despite an uplift of two points in May.

H&M to collaborate with KENZO

H&M to collaborate with KENZO

Friday May 27th 2016

High street fashion retailer H&M has announced that its next designer collaboration will be with Parisian fashion house KENZO.

Sainsbury's creates Software Developer Apprenticeship scheme

Sainsbury's creates Software Developer Apprenticeship scheme

Friday May 27th 2016

Sainsbury’s is introducing an apprenticeship scheme for software developers to encourage people with an enthusiasm for coding into the industry.

Another_Space makes UK debut in London's Seven Dials

Another_Space makes UK debut in London's Seven Dials

Friday May 27th 2016

Boutique fitness destination Another_Space has made its UK debut at London’s Seven Dials. A sister club to British fitness brand Third Space, Another_Space has taken a 7,582 square foot site on Tower Street.

Debenhams appoints Amazon's Sergio Bucher as CEO

Debenhams appoints Amazon's Sergio Bucher as CEO

Thursday May 26th 2016

The Debenhams department store chain has appointed Amazon’s Sergio Bucher as its new chief executive.

Loyalty and the important role of finance

Loyalty and the important role of finance

Thursday May 26th 2016

Marketing and finance have an interesting relationship when it comes to loyalty, marketing need the tool and finance don’t like the cost. But lets take a closer look - it might surprise you.

Are retailers turning a blind eye to the plight of the UK's partially-sighted?

Are retailers turning a blind eye to the plight of the UK's partially-sighted?

Thursday May 26th 2016

The UK’s blind and partially-sighted population currently stands at around two million – and by 2050, this is set to almost double. With a growing population living with sight loss, accessibility and inclusion are now more crucial than ever.

B&M hails year of strong progress

B&M hails year of strong progress

Thursday May 26th 2016

B&M European Value has said it made strong progress in the year to 26 March with group revenues increasing by 23.6% to £2.0353 billion.

Pets at Home grows full year sales and profits

Pets at Home grows full year sales and profits

Thursday May 26th 2016

Pets at Home has reported an uplift in both full year sales and profits as it benefited from a “resilient” pet market.