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General Merchandise News

Read our latest news on the general merchandise retail industry. Includes articles and commentary covering retailers in the UK such as Pets at Home, Amazon and more.

Superdrug welcomes host of celebs for its biggest health & beauty event of the year

Superdrug is holding its hugely popular Superdrug Presents experience following the event’s successful return last year post-pandemic. Held at Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane, the... View Article
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Election 2024: Potential impacts on the UK retail market

Election 2024: Potential impacts on the UK retail market

24 May 2024 by Natalie Fresen

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a general election to be held on 4th July, a move that could significantly impact the retail market in the... View Article

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Consumer confidence continues to move up in May

Consumer confidence continues to move up in May

24 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

UK consumer confidence has continued to edge up this month as people feel more positive about their personal finances. GfK’s long-standing Consumer Confidence Index has shown... View Article

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Pets at Home welcomes CMA investigation into vet sector

Pets at Home welcomes CMA investigation into vet sector

24 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Pets at Home has welcomed the Competition & Markets Authority’s decision to push ahead with a full market investigation into the veterinary sector. Yesterday, the CMA... View Article

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Lush gives The Poetry Pharmacy a permanent space in its Oxford Street store

Lush gives The Poetry Pharmacy a permanent space in its Oxford Street store

24 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Following the success of a pop-up in London’s Soho, Lush is giving The Poetry Pharmacy a permanent location within its Oxford Street store. Spanning 62 square... View Article

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Games Workshop names Liz Harrison as group finance director

Games Workshop names Liz Harrison as group finance director

23 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Games Workshop has announced that Liz Harrison will be nominated to join its board as group finance director at its AGM in September.   Harrison joined Games... View Article

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Wow Toys acquired by Smart Toys and Games

Wow Toys acquired by Smart Toys and Games

23 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Wow Toys has been acquired by Smart Toys and Games, a leading Belgian puzzles and games company. Founded in 1996 by Nadim Ednan-Laperouse, Wow Toys offers... View Article

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John Lewis Partnership aims to hire over 300 care experienced young people by January 2025

John Lewis Partnership aims to hire over 300 care experienced young people by January 2025

23 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

The John Lewis Partnership has announced plans to hire more than 300 care experienced young people by January 2025. The move forms part of the partnership’s... View Article

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Peloton introduces UK rental service following slowdown in sales

Peloton introduces UK rental service following slowdown in sales

23 May 2024 by Angela Beevers

Peloton has introduced a rental service for its high-tech exercise bikes in the UK following the launch of its Peloton Rental offering in the US, Canada... View Article

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Sue Ryder start conversations around grief at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Sue Ryder start conversations around grief at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

22 May 2024 by Natalie Fresen

This week, the renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show is hosting a remarkable exhibit that delves into the profound and often difficult topic of grief. Sue Ryder,... View Article

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