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.... The prices of butter and fish have soared since last summer and grocery prices across the board have increased well ahead of the rate of inflation. What does that mean for the average shopper? Bigger bills at the checkout first of all, as retailers have also cut back on promotions. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It saves him around £1,000 a year. “Every single time I want to buy something, I check which retailer is the cheapest, then whether I can get cashback on my purchase. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Aldi's UK profits drop for third successive year despite growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 10:32:14 AM
....Aldi’s best-performing categories over the past year included its Specially Selected range, sales of which rose 40%; fresh fruit, veg, fish and meat also increased strongly. The retailer’s online wine and non-food business increased sales by 90% after launching last year, selling 2m bottles of wine. ...
Super savers: meet the coupon queen and the cashback king image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 05:00:05 AM
.... It saves him around £1,000 a year. “Every single time I want to buy something, I check which retailer is the cheapest, then whether I can get cashback on my purchase. ...
How to save money on your shopping image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 05:00:05 AM
.... The prices of butter and fish have soared since last summer and grocery prices across the board have increased well ahead of the rate of inflation. What does that mean for the average shopper? Bigger bills at the checkout first of all, as retailers have also cut back on promotions. ...
The Fed’s change of direction will only fuel America’s growing debt problem image
.... But M&S needs to tread more carefully than most in the controversial gig economy. In London, its orders are delivered by courier firm Gophr – which uses self-employed riders – but the retailer says it is “culturally aligned” with its own business. ...
Relief for British apple growers as Tesco relaxes its 'blemish-free' rules image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 03:54:48 PM
....When temperatures dropped to -4C in April it caused a blemish known as “frost ring”, which leaves a mark around the circumference or large marks on the skin of the apples. Under rules set by supermarkets about the look and quality of fruit and vegetables provided by suppliers, growers feared retailers would reject this year’s crop. ...
You hate Ryanair – but you will fly it again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... When it first emerged that Amazon was avoiding tax on an industrial scale, there were widespread calls to boycott it. Five years ago the Guardian revealed how the retailer paid no corporation tax in 2011, prompting widespread revulsion and promises by many to never use it again. ...
Are online promo codes worth using any more? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 06:00:08 AM
....When shopping online I get to that bit that says “promo code” and then I go hunting for one. But most code sites these days are useless – they simply push you back to the retailer’s site. ...
Marks & Spencer launches online food delivery service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 02:18:13 PM
....“We have started two small food online trials with selected Sparks members as we explore what works for our customers,” an M&S spokesman said. John Mercer, a retail analyst at Fung Global Retail and Technology, said the retailer had chosen a model like UberEat’s rather than the traditional route taken by the major supermarkets, which requires big basket sizes to be successful. ...
Yes, older workers need new skills – but they need respect more | Gaby Hinsliff image
.... The idea that the old have much to learn from the young, as well as vice versa, is increasingly gaining traction in corporate life. Big companies, from the consultancy firm Ernst & Young to the American retailer Target, have used reverse mentoring for everything from helping older workers to master new IT to spreading new thinking and gently challenging outdated working practices (no, it’s not weird for men to want to go part-time when they have kids; yes, people can be perfectly productive while working from home). ...
Former BHS owner didn't get summons as was 'on a boat' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 04:59:34 PM
....Dominic Chappell, who headed Retail Acquisitions which bought BHS for £1 from Topshop entrepreneur Sir Philip Green about a year before the department store fell into administration, has been accused of failing to provide information to the pensions regulator. The regulator is investigating the sale of the retailer, which had a pension deficit of as much as £571m when it collapsed last year. ...
HTC suspends shares in wake of Alphabet takeover rumours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 01:14:52 PM
....“HTC was one of the most innovative companies, and honestly it still is. But it is also a prime example of the fact that despite having the best product out there, if you don’t know how to sell it, to work with the channels of retailers and networks, then you won’t succeed. ...
Tough calls: on the debt crisis frontline with charity StepChange image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:48:39 AM
.... Some people haven’t opened letters for months or even years, and as a result small mistakes, such as a parking ticket or traffic violation, have taken on a life of their own in the court system. Overdue household bills turn out to be the tip of a debt iceberg and, as the call progresses, the names of lenders change from well-known high street banks and retailers to esoteric brands targeting borrowers with poor credit ratings with high-interest products. ...
Loan sharks are circling, says one of UK's biggest doorstep lenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:48:20 AM
.... It writes off loans after 17 weeks of non-payment; and bad debts amount to about 10% of its loan book. Morses Club, which started out as a drapery store and catalogue retailer more than 130 years ago, sells and collects its debts through 2,300 self-employed agents, most of whom are female and work part-time. ...
Car finance: the fast lane to debt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 12:50:24 PM
....The Guardian was offered a Mercedes A Class hatchback for about £300 per month for 48 months with no deposit. The retailer and manufacturer would put in about £600 towards a deposit, at the “manager’s discretion”, while the balloon payment would have been for just less than £8,000. ...
Former BHS owner could face fine if the charges stick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 09:31:18 AM
....15am, invitees have been told. What does the future hold for retailer French Connection? Less than two months ago, Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct increased its stake in the company to around 27%, taking it close to a level where it must launch a takeover bid. ...
Crisis in Toyland: how the shift online places our childhood favourites in peril image
....Some of Toytown’s favourite characters are in trouble. The news that Toys R Us, the world’s biggest toy retailer, could be facing bankruptcy followed hot on the heels of the announcement from Lego, the world’s most profitable toy manufacturer, that the first half of this year had seen it suffer the first fall in global sales for more than a decade. ...
Black Friday 2017 Date: This is when shoppers will get Amazon, Argos, Tesco best deals image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 01:50:00 PM
.... The seven days of Black Friday week of November 2017 is expected to see £7billion spent. Black Friday is always the day after the American bank holiday Thanksgiving and is traditionally when US shoppers start Christmas shopping - with major retailers offering deals. ...
'People want a family, a social life': the part-time working revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... “What we’re only just starting to do is think: what would we do if we had a blank sheet of paper? What would you actually need to deliver this job?”. They have recently begun a project with five big high street retailers, helping design job shares and flexible jobs at management level so that shopfloor staff – many of whom go into retail because it suits family life, only to get stuck in jobs they’ve outgrown – can climb the ladder without increasing their hours. ...
What's the cheapest way of buying an iPhone 8? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 12:04:32 PM
. The iPhone 8 is available to pre-order from today, but don’t be distracted by flashy offers with low upfront costs and a high monthly fee: the cheapest way to get one is still simply buying it outright from Apple or another retailer, and taking out a low cost sim-only contract. ...
Northern Rock investors' compensation claim just doesn't stand up | Nils Pratley image
.... That, in large part, is because of the flexibility offered by leases with relatively short durations. Such analyses should be compulsory for mature retailers. ...
New cigarette rules have led to slump in sales, says Londis owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 10:03:54 AM
....4 million. Deborah Arnott, chief executive of the campaign group Action on Smoking and Health, welcomed the fall in cigarette sales and said it was a sign of the diminishing importance of tobacco to retailers. ...
Next softens doom and gloom forecasts despite fall in profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 08:32:17 AM
....Nonetheless Lord Wolfson said its performance over the summer months had been encouraging on a “number of fronts” with its new autumn ranges well received by shoppers. The improving trend saw the retailer up its sales and profit forecasts for the full year, propelling its shares to the top of the FTSE 100 leader board. ...
John Lewis profits halve as chairman warns over Brexit uncertainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:20:55 AM
.... Waitrose boss Rob Collins said inflation in meat, fish and dairy had been very strong. Mayfield said the retailer had not passed on to shoppers the full extent of its own rising costs resulting from the fall in the value of sterling. ...
Amazon and eBay turning blind eye to VAT evasion, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:10:38 PM
.... As a result, many small British businesses have been undercut. In April the National Audit Office disclosed that failure to declare tax from online retailers outside the EU lost HM Revenue & Customs up to £1. ...
JD Sports Fashion rides athleisure boom as sales rise by more than 40% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:10:58 PM
....”. The retailer was also helped by its outdoorwear division moving into profit for the first time, helped by the acquisition of the Go Outdoors chain last year. ...
Halfords and Prudential criticised over unpaid traineeships image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:00:26 AM
....Halfords runs a two-month scheme in partnership with Qube, which involves 25 hours a week working in store and three at a training centre. Since the scheme launched two years ago, it has hosted 115 trainees, 45 of whom were taken on as apprentices by the retailer at the end. ...
Charity shops: bringing in the cash, but bringing down the high street? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:09:00 AM
.... Martyn Evans, chief executive of the Carnegie UK Trust, notes in his foreword to the report that 30 years ago, he was director of a charity in Scotland when it opened its first shop. “Local retailers were vocal in their opposition that these shops were unfair competition and concerned that their customers would be driven from the high street,” he writes. ...
Major players in the Northern Rock saga unlikely to stage reunion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 05:59:29 AM
....The decibel level on the high street will be closely monitored this week as Primark, Morrisons, Next and John Lewis all give updates to the market. The demographic variety among retailers with numbers to report makes for a handy cross-section of British wallets, from bargain-hunting fashionistas, to grocery shoppers, to well-heeled wedding-list buyers. ...
Can Poland's answer to Topshop make it on Oxford Street? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 07:00:01 AM
....On Wednesday, the Polish brand Reserved put on a show of its own, hiring Kate Moss to draw the fashion crowd to its debut store on London’s Oxford Street, where 120 million shoppers pass by each year. Billed as Poland’s answer to Topshop, the retailer is ploughing an initial £50m into breaking the UK market, paying a high price for the cavernous former BHS department store it believes will, literally, provide it with a shop window to the world. ...
Sports Direct pays out £43m bonus among 2,000 staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 06:21:35 PM
....Only just over 53% of independent investors backed his re-election on Wednesday as Hellawell defended Sports Direct’s use of zero-hours contracts and said there was no need for an independent review of its working practices. The retailer’s board pledged to tackle both issues a year ago. ...
Fidget spinners and Fingerlings help toy firm buck downward market trend image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 05:16:14 PM
.... Fling for bankruptcy is said to be among the options. “People think [toy retailers] are up the creek without a paddle but we are not,” said Gary Grant, managing director of The Entertainer. ...
US gun makers battle 'Trump slump' as sales fall compared to 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 02:22:00 PM
....Stock prices for Sturm Ruger and American Outdoor Brands dropped sharply after election day. Cabela’s, an outdoor retailer that sells firearms, reported a 9% drop in store sales in its second quarter and blamed the election result. ...
The City's timidity has let Sports Direct's Keith Hellawell survive | Nils Pratley image
....The complaints against Hellawell are well known and extend far beyond the failure to honour a promise to commission an independent review of working practices. He tolerated a lack of a permanent finance director for three years, ran into rows over bonuses, sanctioned trading arrangements with members of Ashley’s family and is seemingly happy with Sports Direct’s baffling habit of buying stakes in other retailers. ...
Sports Direct chairman narrowly survives shareholder revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 12:13:16 PM
. The Sports Direct chairman, Keith Hellawell, has defended the use of zero-hours contracts as he survived a shareholder rebellion over his role at the retailer. ...
Meet the entrepreneurs driving the boom of booze-free drinking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 06:00:23 AM
.... However, Dass says Nirvana reflects this in its prices. Still in its early days, Nirvana is building its community with monthly yoga classes at the brewery, and is slowly building up stockists, starting with independent retailers and pubs. ...
Factory and retail sales climb despite fears of Brexit slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 11:01:25 PM
. British manufacturers and retailers are reporting an upswing in sales, despite fears Brexit could hamper future growth, as the weak pound bolsters exports abroad and consumer spending at home. ...
How Amazon is using catwalk trends to try to conquer high-street fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 09:31:22 AM
. What features on your order history at Amazon? Cat food? The final volume of the Neapolitan novels? The Game of Thrones box set? Expect to add trend-led clothes to your basket from today – Find, an own-brand fashion line from the online retailer, has been launched. ...
Is buying online from China a good idea? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 06:00:36 AM
....Under the Alibaba umbrella is AliExpress, launched in 2010 and aimed at an international audience. It is a marketplace where Chinese retailers operate, with brands – unfamiliar to many in Britain – such as Aun, Mi, Gimi and Teclast selling electronics alongside Merry’s sunglasses and OneMix trainers. ...
New M&S chairman faces tough task turning round high-street institution | Shane Hickey image
.... The teenage newcomer has a market valuation of just under £5bn – some £100m less than M&S – with commentators saying it is only a matter of time before the youngster eclipses the stalwart, which will mark a seminal moment in the evolution of the high street. Norman, a former Conservative MP, started as chairman last week and joins chief executive and M&S lifer Steve Rowe in the battle to reverse fortunes at the retailer, creating a formidable twosome at the top of the business. ...
Contactless means your car keys are the debit card of the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 06:00:07 AM
.... But contactless accounted for over 39% of all Visa face-to-face payments in Europe in April this year, up from 11% two years earlier. This summer Visa hosted the UK’s first contactless music festival, BoardMasters, where every retailer was offered the chance to go contactless, cutting queues and thus waiting times. ...
UK perfume shops hope new Chanel fragrance can mask foul sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 07:26:24 PM
....Perfume sales put £1. 5bn a year into the tills of UK retailers but in recent years growth has only been maintained by manufacturers hiking prices and well-heeled shoppers trading up to expensive products like Creed aftershave, which costs more than £100 for a 30ml bottle, and Gabrielle, which starts at £79 for 50ml. ...
Husband and wife bank £400m from sale of Matchesfashion.com image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 06:44:40 PM
....More than 90% of Matches’ £204m sales are made online, but the group also has a trio of stores situated on some of London’s most affluent high streets: in Marylebone, Notting Hill and Wimbledon. The retailer’s best shoppers can also call in at No 23, a “private-shopping townhouse” in Marylebone that it uses to entertain clients and designers. ...
Upgrade downturn: why are people holding on to their old phones? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 05:24:16 PM
....Phone replacement has slumped in the UK since 2013, when consumers bought a new one every 20 months. According to retailer Dixons Carphone, people now buy a new handset every 29 months. ...
A £7,600-plus service charge on my flat above a shop is bankrupting me image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 12:17:45 PM
....Thompson’s is one of three residential flats in the building and, she says, both her neighbours are also outraged. The freeholder used to be the owner of the shoe shop on the ground floor (it’s now a different retailer), and it all worked well – until Heinz took over. ...
Sir Philip Green threatening legal action against Frank Field MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 08:44:05 PM
....Last week Field told a radio programme that he has new information from the original investigation launched by the Pensions Regulator into the £571m BHS pension black hole left by the owners when the high street chain collapsed in April last year. But Green, who sold the chain for £1 to serial bankrupt Dominic Chappell a year before the retailer shut down, has said any disclosure of debt details would breach data protection and pensions laws. ...
John Lewis rolls out scheme to take the hassle out of finding a tradesperson image
....Can they fix it? John Lewis reckons it knows someone who can. Middle England’s favourite retailer has signed up an army of plumbers, electricians, decorators and gardeners to offer a new home maintenance service launching next month. ...
Asda urged to drop equal pay challenge and raise shop-floor wages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 02:20:13 PM
....Asda has indicated it would seek permission to take the case to the court of appeal. If the ruling continues to hold, the retailer could be forced to adjust the pay of many of its 100,000-plus shop-floor staff and make back payments going back to 2002, at an estimated cost of up to £100m. ...
Slowdown in consumer credit growth spells trouble for UK economy | Phillip Inman image
....News that online, fast fashion operator Asos is poised to have a higher stock market value than M&S is seen by some in the City as a “seminal moment” that illustrates the passing of the old in favour of younger, more nimble rivals. Certainly, given M&S’s problems with its fashions and persistent failure to restock popular lines and sizes, the retailer is an example of how difficult many 20th century businesses have found the transition to servicing niche tech-savvy audiences with fickle tastes. ...
Raising pulses: UK's first commercial crop of lentils to go on sale in autumn image
....The new lentils will be showcased in a pop-up restaurant at London’s Borough Market for the whole of September and at other UK food and drink festivals, including Abergavenny and Aldeburgh. They will also go on sale online and via independent retailers and wholefood shops. ...
Asos poised to overtake M&S in 'seminal moment' for UK fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:26:35 AM
....The shift in retail power was compared with the automotive industry, where the electric car maker Tesla sped ahead of the 114-year-old Ford Motor Company in April to become the US’s biggest car manufacturer. Similarly, the online retailer Amazon is now worth twice as much as Walmart, after overtaking the American grocery chain in 2015. ...
Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:34:03 AM
....“This is not work experience, this is work – and Poundland should pay for it,” said Tanya de Grunwald of the Graduate Fog website, which first revealed the existence of the Poundland work experience scheme. A spokesman for the retailer said Poundland did not participate in work programmes such as workfare that could lead to benefits being withheld from participants. ...
Amazon's tech-style takeover of Whole Foods: cheaper produce and 'farm fresh' Echos image
....One shopper, who gave her name as Celine, said she was unlikely to purchase peaches and the music-playing Echo at the same time, “unless I’m going to a barbecue”. She said that while she welcomed cheaper prices at the chain often derisively known as “Whole Paycheck”, she was also concerned that Amazon’s entry into the food business could also serve to put smaller retailers out of business, increasing the sense that the Seattle-based tech online shopping behemoth now enjoys monopoly-like power. ...
Cyber crime reaching epidemic proportions as fraud becomes most common crime in UK image
.... . They get this by hacking computers, sending fraudulent emails, trawling social media, pretending to be your bank, the police or a trusted retailer, stealing post or buying stolen data through the “dark web”. ...
Whole Foods price cuts are at center of Amazon-Walmart online war image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:38:51 PM
.... The move signals the start of a much wider battle – to see who will be the king of online retail in America. Walmart, America’s second largest bricks and mortar retailer, was slow to develop its online retail offer in the face of Amazon’s growing dominance over the last 10 years. ...
UK consumer spending growing at weakest rate in nearly three years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 10:57:53 AM
....Separately, the CBI said retail sales declined in the year to August, disappointing expectations that growth would hold broadly steady. In a survey of 117 firms, of which 57 were retailers, the industry body found sales for the time of year were considered to be below normal to the greatest extent since October 2014. ...
Dixons Carphone warns on profits as customers keep phones for longer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 07:26:47 AM
.... It takes a slice of the lifetime value of mobile contracts. The profit warning raised fresh concerns over the health of Britain’s high street retailers. ...
Food and drink industry says EU staff exodus will damage economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 11:01:03 PM
....”. Andrew Opie, director of food and sustainability at the British Retail Consortium, which represents most major British retailers, said: “An abrupt reduction in the number of EU workers eligible to work in the UK after Brexit would result in significant disruption for the entire food supply chain, with consequences for the availability and price of UK goods for consumers. ...
UK credit and debit card spending ​growing​ at fastest rate since 2008 image
....5%, up from 1. 1% a month earlier, helped offset falls in every other sector, according to the ONS, although some economists blamed wet weather for weaker sales by fashion retailers. ...
Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load image
.... Quidco and Topcashback are simple to use and let you earn while making purchases. Search for the retailer you want to buy from and click through to its website to shop as normal. ...
Customers feeling pinch take comfort in old-fashioned puds and pies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
....Another steady performer is the Christmas pudding. A growing number of retailers are expected to offer premium revamps of the dessert this Christmas, including a Pedro Ximénez sherry and pear pudding at Morrisons and a gluten-free pudding at Lidl. ...
A free railcard or a £2,000 overdraft? How to pick the best student account image
.... It normally costs £10 a year or £25 for three years, so the maximum it’s worth is £35, and gives students a third off the price of standard coach fares at any time. All the banks say they offer students cashback deals at various retailers but these are hard to quantify, so we have not added them to our table. ...
UK retailers say government must be tougher on obesity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 06:14:38 PM
. British retailers have called for the government to take tougher action on tackling obesity and consider mandatory measures to ensure more companies make their products healthier. ...
Bunnings beware: the Homebase revolution is failing to shape up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 06:45:27 PM
....Kingfisher has become an infuriating investment for its shareholders. It has preached the virtue of being a pan-European retailer for a decade but the benefits constantly seem to lie around the next corner. ...
Asda returns to sales growth thanks to price cuts and inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 12:17:23 PM
....8% in the three months to the end of June partly thanks to a boost from Easter trading. While Asda flagged its strategy of cutting prices on key items, a return to grocery price inflation spurred by the fall in the value of sterling is also likely to have helped the chain, owned by US retailer Walmart. ...
B&Q and Homebase sales hammered by bad weather image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 08:08:30 AM
....Summer has been a DIY disaster for the UK’s two biggest home improvement chains, which have reported falling sales as they struggle with wet weather and disruption from major restructuring plans. Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvement retailer, reported a 4. ...
Toblerone shape not distinctive enough for trademark, Poundland claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 05:00:03 AM
....Toblerone is one of Poundland’s most popular products, with 11m bars sold last year. But the retailer says it decided to bring out Twin Peaks “in response to the unfavourable reception” that greeted Toblerone’s new version with fewer chunks, launched last year. ...
The fallout from Trump closing down his advisory panels is just beginning | Nils Pratley image
....Meanwhile, Trump’s power to move companies’ share prices seems to have evaporated. Amazon is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers”, tweeted the president in the morning, but investors no longer care what he thinks about individual companies. ...
Amazon stock market value falls by $5bn after critical Trump tweet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 04:15:14 PM
. Donald Trump wiped over $5bn off Amazon’s stock market valuation on Wednesday with a tweet accusing the company of “doing great damage to tax paying retailers”. ...
End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... It was also an exciting concept when IBM introduced it in 2006,” Witcher said, referring to a decade-old advertisement by IBM portraying a similar grab-and-go shopping experience. Witcher said successful retailers would incorporate technologies that improve customer experiences rather than simply eliminate jobs. ...
Fairtrade chief defends cocoa sourcing scheme with Cadbury owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 04:55:37 PM
....By 2019, Cadbury’s entire chocolate range in the UK and Ireland, including Flake, Twirl and Wispa, will display only a logo for Cocoa Life, the alternative sustainable sourcing scheme set up by Mondelēz that was unveiled last year. Charities and other Fairtrade chocolate makers and retailers have warned that the move could ultimately weaken the Fairtrade movement by confusing consumers with multiple logos. ...
Aw, Snapchat! Its shares stood little chance in the face of Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....These are two situations that, perhaps, the Bank could have handled better from the start. “Chancellor Osborne’s final austerity budget surprised the industry by its unilateral imposition of a statutory minimum living wage at well above expected levels,” reports Wilko, the family-owned homewares and households goods retailer, in its annual report for last year. ...
Get the measure of a new appliance … in depth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 05:59:05 AM
....You did not need to worry about contacting AO. com as, like most major retailers, it has a goodwill returns policy offering an exchange or refund on goods that are not faulty. ...
Sainsbury’s says no to replacement for faulty Hotel Chocolat gift card image
.... If the company goes bust it’s worthless; if you lose it it’s usually irreplaceable. And if a card is faulty you’re caught between two retailers. ...
Contaminated eggs scare grows as UK supermarkets pull products image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:38:40 PM
....”. Affected retailers have been quick to point out that all of their raw eggs in shells are sourced from Britain and unaffected by the contamination scare. ...
Thousands of Asda workers face redundancy or reduced hours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:08:18 PM
....The Guardian has learned Asda is also looking at staffing levels in a further 59 of its supermarkets, though at present this is an informal process. The retailer is not looking to cut jobs in these stores but wants staff to agree to work in different departments when required. ...
Amazon paid just £15m in tax on European revenues of £19.5bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:15:53 AM
....”. Amazon Europe, which is based in Luxembourg and aggregates the billions of pounds of sales the retailer makes from individual countries across the continent, reported a pre-tax profit of €59. ...

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