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Sainsburys to build new supermarket in Perth
Posted by Kim Newbold on 9th Sep 09
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has said that it is planning to build a new store in Perth, and in the process create as many as 500 new jobs. The 70,000 sq ft store would be constructed on the site of the former United Auctions livestock market. It is expected that the retailer will submit a detailed [...](Read More)
Vogue leading shopping drive to counter recession
Posted by Steven Allen on 8th Sep 09
In a move to help a fashion industry that has been struggling in the economic downturn, Vogue Magazine is heading up a global shopping drive. On the evening of 10 September, “Fashion’s Night Out” will see many participating retailers holding special events. Vogue will have members of its event team circulating around offering fashion ideas [...](Read More)
Home Bargains discount retailer opens in Dudley
Posted by Lucy Walters on 28th Aug 09
Home Bargains, the discount retailer, has invested £450,000 to open a new store in Dudley, creating 30 new jobs, despite difficult high street trading conditions in the current economic climate. The store, located in the Churchill Shopping Centre, opened last Saturday in the Churchill Shopping Centre. A company spokesman said that Home Bargains is bucking [...](Read More)
Weather has impact on online shopping behaviour
Posted by Kim Newbold on 27th Aug 09
In July, online sales of clothing were up among UK shoppers, but alcohol purchases declined, because of the changeable summer weather, a new survey has found. Total sales online increased by 15.7 per cent for the month, as compared with June, to £4.2 billion, according to figures provided by IMRG Capgemini, the retail research firm. [...](Read More)
UK families face highest supermarket prices in Europe
Posted by Kim Newbold on 21st Aug 09
Shopping costs for young families at supermarkets in the UK have increased by 4.4 per cent in the last year, according to the results of a new study. These new figures show that while the rate of inflation remains low, there are millions of Britons struggling to cope with the rising cost of staple products. [...](Read More)
Damp weather slows consumer spending
Posted by Steven Allen on 20th Aug 09
According to retail industry leaders, a combination of wet summer weather and concerns about the H1N1 outbreak have had an impact on consumer shopping behavior, seeing a switch from buying sunscreen to stocking up on health remedies. Figures released by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) show that total sales in July were up 4.8 per [...](Read More)
Survey shows men top spenders online
Posted by Lucy Walters on 12th Aug 09
According to a new PayPal survey, UK men have overspent women online during the last six months – by approximately £600. The results might mean that the “shopaholic” label is switching genders, as the report shows it is men, rather than women, who are shopping their way through the economic downturn. During the last six [...](Read More)
Cardiff looks to extend store opening hours
Posted by Steven Allen on 10th Aug 09
Cardiff may see stores in the city centre open until 8:00pm six nights per week, if a bid led by the new St David’s shopping centre is successful. Management at the £675 million shopping complex claims that the plan would give a major boost to the number of shoppers in Cardiff. Paul Williams, the city [...](Read More)
Retail sales in UK down for third consecutive month
Posted by Rob Jones on 7th Aug 09
For the third consecutive month, retail sales in the UK have declined, as consumers continue to tighten their belts in the recession, according to a new CBI report. In its monthly survey, the group found that 32 per cent of all retailers were reporting sales ahead of the same period last year, while 47 per [...](Read More)
Over one third of online shopping happens at work
Posted by Lucy Walters on 30th Jul 09
A new study by comScore has shown that as much as 35 per cent of spending by online shoppers in the UK is occurring while they are at work. The results show online etail activity in the UK over the five-month period of through May of this year. More than 29.1 million Britons visited an [...](Read More)