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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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