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....In future, Mr Grantham said, designers would need to produce items that could be used again and again as pressure on materials increases from a growing population. More new thinking is emerging with the growth in online grocery shopping - if the customer has already bought a product like a ready meal online, he says, that product doesn’t need branding. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But fashion came out fighting on Tuesday at the press preview for next season’s womenswear range, as Marks and Spencer revealed a chic lineup of grown-up high street dressing at a glossy Mayfair venue. Director of womenswear, Jo Jenkins, said at the launch: “Clearly we’ve got a brilliant food business, and yes, we are adapting our space portfolio to reflect how our customers are shopping. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Last month it confirmed the first wave of closures would be in Portsmouth, Slough, Warrington and Wokingham. The Guardian also revealed plans to trial an online grocery shopping service this autumn. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. You've done your shopping but there's just one thing missing, the thing you absolutely don't need but somehow still want to set yourself apart?. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Keith Richardson, managing director retail sector at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said the retail figures were "welcome news, but it's too early to think that the tide is turning after a dismal first quarter". Alex Marsh, managing director of Close Brothers Retail Finance, said its data indicated "a particular increase in sales in the furniture sector, which was driven by [Easter] Bank Holiday Monday shopping". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Royal Mail's annual profits have jumped 25% thanks to better-than-expected growth in its parcel delivery business. Parcel deliveries rose 3% thanks to shoppers' insatiable appetite for online shopping, although the number of letters posted fell by 6%. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....You may also like:. The head of the auction house's London jewellery department, Jessica Wyndham, said: "The owner would wear it out shopping, wear it day-to-day. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The slump in the value of sterling following the Brexit vote last June has pushed up the prices of imports, especially of food and clothing. With food prices widely expected to increase in 2017, average spending on grocery shopping looks likely to increase unless shoppers find ways to maintain spending through trading down or reducing waste. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."In the current volatile retail environment when many other retailers are closing, we are in a great position to be opportunistic," Mr Herrman said. TJX said online shopping was helping the company in a way by allowing it to "police" prices and prove to customers it offered good deals. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The chain has begun expanding again after opening its first major new store in seven years in Reading last year. It is also experimenting with small stores in high streets and at a shopping centre. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Ikea has began expanding again after opening its first major new store in seven years in Reading last year. It is also experimenting with small stores in high streets and a shopping centre. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... However, this forecast looks like it will need to be revised, especially after the ONS said producer output price inflation was above 3%, indicating that further rises in inflation could be expected. Liberal Democrat shadow business secretary Susan Kramer said: “These worrying levels of inflation show the Brexit squeeze is hitting shopping baskets across the country. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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'Car boot-sale' diamond set to fetch £350,000 at auction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:20:10 AM
....You may also like:. The head of the auction house's London jewellery department, Jessica Wyndham, said: "The owner would wear it out shopping, wear it day-to-day. ...
Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost image
.... Last month it confirmed the first wave of closures would be in Portsmouth, Slough, Warrington and Wokingham. The Guardian also revealed plans to trial an online grocery shopping service this autumn. ...
Ikea seeks to make more products in UK to fend off post-Brexit vote price rises image
.... The chain has begun expanding again after opening its first major new store in seven years in Reading last year. It is also experimenting with small stores in high streets and at a shopping centre. ...
Price rises caused by Brexit a big worry for UK consumers, survey finds image
.... The slump in the value of sterling following the Brexit vote last June has pushed up the prices of imports, especially of food and clothing. With food prices widely expected to increase in 2017, average spending on grocery shopping looks likely to increase unless shoppers find ways to maintain spending through trading down or reducing waste. ...
Retail sales in April beat forecasts with a 2.3% rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 09:01:02 AM
....Keith Richardson, managing director retail sector at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said the retail figures were "welcome news, but it's too early to think that the tide is turning after a dismal first quarter". Alex Marsh, managing director of Close Brothers Retail Finance, said its data indicated "a particular increase in sales in the furniture sector, which was driven by [Easter] Bank Holiday Monday shopping". ...
Royal Mail posts strong rise in profits as parcels improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:33:54 AM
....Royal Mail's annual profits have jumped 25% thanks to better-than-expected growth in its parcel delivery business. Parcel deliveries rose 3% thanks to shoppers' insatiable appetite for online shopping, although the number of letters posted fell by 6%. ...
Recycling body criticises Pringles and Lucozade packaging image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 03:18:47 AM
....In future, Mr Grantham said, designers would need to produce items that could be used again and again as pressure on materials increases from a growing population. More new thinking is emerging with the growth in online grocery shopping - if the customer has already bought a product like a ready meal online, he says, that product doesn’t need branding. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 UK jobs in three new stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 10:02:07 AM
....Ikea has began expanding again after opening its first major new store in seven years in Reading last year. It is also experimenting with small stores in high streets and a shopping centre. ...
M&S puts faith in fluted sleeves as womenswear comes out fighting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 05:23:05 PM
....But fashion came out fighting on Tuesday at the press preview for next season’s womenswear range, as Marks and Spencer revealed a chic lineup of grown-up high street dressing at a glossy Mayfair venue. Director of womenswear, Jo Jenkins, said at the launch: “Clearly we’ve got a brilliant food business, and yes, we are adapting our space portfolio to reflect how our customers are shopping. ...
Sales growth grinds to a halt for TK Maxx image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:15:57 PM
...."In the current volatile retail environment when many other retailers are closing, we are in a great position to be opportunistic," Mr Herrman said. TJX said online shopping was helping the company in a way by allowing it to "police" prices and prove to customers it offered good deals. ...
Ridicule and condemnation for Chanel's $1,500 boomerang image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:19:56 AM
. You've done your shopping but there's just one thing missing, the thing you absolutely don't need but somehow still want to set yourself apart?. ...
Energy price rises help drive UK inflation up to 2.7% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:04:59 AM
.... However, this forecast looks like it will need to be revised, especially after the ONS said producer output price inflation was above 3%, indicating that further rises in inflation could be expected. Liberal Democrat shadow business secretary Susan Kramer said: “These worrying levels of inflation show the Brexit squeeze is hitting shopping baskets across the country. ...
How to be on the winning side as mortgage war hots up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....”. At the end of the natural life of their current deal, customers may be offered a new deal from their existing provider – but it is still worth shopping around no matter how easy this may appear, says Springall. ...
Labour has big spending ideas, but no plan to earn our trust | Phillip Inman image
....The white van driver was at the heart of the Brexit vote and that person’s needs came first. Figures from the car industry illustrate how driving has become a national obsession to rival shopping. ...
Inside the new Battersea Power Station image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:00:41 AM
.... And for the first time in 90 years the power station’s riverfront, with a new piazza and parkland, is now accessible to all. The former power plant won’t open its doors to the public for shopping and leisure until 2020, when a new tube station, called Battersea Power Station, comes online to whisk workers, visitors and the development’s well-heeled residents into the West End or the City in less than 15 minutes. ...
US retail sales rise as stores struggle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 05:29:48 PM
.... . Meanwhile the US Commerce Department reported that online shopping boomed in April, climbing 11. ...
Sliding sales stoke fears for US department stores image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:39:56 PM
....Retailers 'left behind' as consumers change habits. How long will you wait for a shopping website to load?. ...
UK will face pay squeeze this year as inflation spikes, warns thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 04:57:33 AM
....The warning follows the controversy over rising energy bills and inflation-busting increases in council tax that have already hit household budgets ahead of the general election. Recent surveys have shown consumers devoting a bigger slice of their weekly shopping budget to essential items in response to increasing prices by a wide range of retailers. ...
The soaring wedding day cost of guest appearances image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Ushers pay nearly £900 thanks to pricey pre-ceremony celebrations and more generous gifts with an average spend of £198. Celebrity wedding planner Mark Niemierko said guests go to a lot of effort to attend the big day and the costs soon add up: “Start planning early, that way you can spend time looking for the best deals, go shopping in the sales, and book travel tickets in advance. ...
John Lewis profits suffer £36m dent from minimum wage error image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:54:26 AM
....9%. The new boss of the department store chain, Paula Nickolds, has since warned of potential job cuts and price rises as the business tries to adapt to changes in the way people shop, particularly the move to online shopping. ...
Don't change insurer regularly? It could be costing you more than £1,400 image
....The Association of British Insurers said the rules on renewal transparency are only just coming into force and will benefit consumers. A spokesman said: “These will ensure that renewal notices show the current as well as the new premium, and contain a reminder to policyholders to consider shopping around. ...
Banks accused of putting lives at risk as charity accounts are shut without notice image
....“You cannot speak by phone, you have to book an appointment days in advance with another department which then tells you that any decision rests with yet another department of which we are not allowed to know the manager. When I complained, I was given shopping vouchers because mistakes had been made, but was told that the complaints team could not remove the notice of closure. ...
Debit card control lets you 'turn off' card to beat scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:19:09 PM
....Barclays said that while frauds, such as identity fraud, led to full compensation to customers, this was often not the case from scams. Online shopping scams, for example, could lead to significant losses for victims, if banks were not able to step in before payments went through. ...
Mine the gap: Transport for London hopes to profit from licensing its brand overseas image
....Top of the target list are Japan, China, North America and – closer to home – Europe, said Ellis. He cites the success of a pop-up shop opened in a Tokyo station in the Ginza shopping district last year as an example of the overseas sales potential. ...
M&S puts faith in fashion novice from Halfords and retail veteran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:04:47 PM
.... The internet is not going away either as shoppers reach for their smartphones rather than spend the day browsing in their local shops – a trend underlined by Next, which last week revealed that store sales had tumbled 8. 1% over the past three months as purchases were transferred to its Directory home shopping business. ...
'Eat to extinction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:10:19 AM
....As the post became a national talking point, Alibaba - the dominant online marketplace in China - got in touch with Danish officials, later announcing they had "agreed on further collaboration". Its online shopping unit Tmall said it was in talks with customs authorities in Hangzhou over ways to expedite the process of bringing the oysters - and other agricultural products - into China. ...
Why has the pound shrugged off Theresa May's EU argy-bargy? | Nils Pratley image
....The retail industry, note, is not covered by the PMI services report mentioned above. The news from the world of shopping is less cheerful, to judge by Next’s latest update. ...
Hello Arizona   image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:27:10 PM
.... She transferred to the Phoenix-area campus last June after working for the company for 16 years in her home state of New York. Johnson, 39, said she's seen the way the job growth is boosting the local economy, spurring new food and shopping spots to open. ...
Drone home: Amazon to triple R&D staff at Cambridge base image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 04:06:16 PM
....Amazon’s investment in research and development comes as the tech giants vie for ascendancy in the developing market for digital assistants. Amazon’s Alexa is up against Google Home and Apple’s Siri, all of which allow users to check the weather, order shopping or control home heating and entertainment systems in the their homes using voice control. ...
Move over Mulberry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 11:22:13 PM
.... "And I was quite heartbroken, you know?". Wandering through a Sydney shopping mall one day in 2014, Ms Hopkins stumbled upon Build-A-Bear, a shop where you can assemble your own cuddly toy with some limited variables such as fur, colour and clothing. ...
Easter eggs help boost supermarket sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:23:30 PM
. Supermarket sales rose at their fastest rate since September 2013, driven by food shopping at Easter and higher inflation, according to industry data. ...
Sainsbury’s warns over pay squeeze as profits slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:02:09 AM
....Coupe said the company had a three- to five-year plan to move towards “strong and steady” profits growth. While sales fell by 2% in Sainsbury’s core supermarkets amid heavy competition from the upstart discounters Aldi and Lidl and changing shopping habits, Coupe said the company was investing in growth areas including online groceries and convenience stores, where sales rose by more than 8% and 6% respectively over the year. ...
The home insurance mistake costing YOU £123 every year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:05:00 AM
....It is thought many customers stick with their insurer after incorrectly overestimating the cost of policies. Insurers typically hike the cost of cover for loyal customers at the point of renewal, meaning most people are better off by shopping around for new deals. ...
Cycling fashion outfit Rapha plots route into the fast lane image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 01:44:14 PM
....”. Last year Rapha was said to be on the shopping list of Catterton, the private equity arm of the luxury goods group LVMH, which has since bought the Italian bike brand Pinarello. ...
Dubai becomes first city to get its own Microsoft font image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 04:05:59 AM
. Not content with having the world's tallest building and biggest shopping centre, Dubai has become the first city to get its own Microsoft-designed font. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... And maybe spices,” Johnson said. “There are so many different price points you feel like you are missing out on the more fun, expensive things – and when you are shopping for the cheaper, more affordable things, you’re reminded of the things you can’t afford. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
....In the content industry, the two also compete against Netflix and Amazon, which both produce web video far more directly, with millions invested in the creation of high-quality long-form drama and comedy. Amazon competes against Google in the shopping business, because more and more of us skip the middleman when we want to buy something. ...
Nasdaq surge expected to continue after strong Alphabet and Amazon results image
....Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, saw its shares rise to their highest ever level after it said net income rose 41% in the first quarter of the year. Retail and cloud-computing sales led the way, boosted by fees from its Prime shopping club and media streaming services, along with growing advertising revenue. ...
M&S to trial online food delivery service this autumn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:10:06 PM
. Marks & Spencer is to launch an online grocery shopping service this autumn as it looks to cash in on the success of its food halls. ...
Coconut milk helps Pret A Manger report record results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 03:19:24 PM
.... . "Coconut oil, water and milk have now become part of many customers' regular weekly shopping baskets," Waitrose said. ...
Airport duty-free prices not always cheapest, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:00:29 AM
....A 360g bar of Toblerone cost £4 at Bristol World Duty Free but £3 at Asda, while a 70cl bottle of Tanqueray gin cost £18 at Heathrow Terminal 2 and £15 at Morrisons, the consumer group found. Despite a common assumption that airport shopping will cut out VAT, shoppers could save £21 by buying a 100ml bottle of Eternity for Men eau de toilette on Amazon for £25 rather than at Birmingham World Duty Free for £46. ...
Average 50-something 'OWES more in debts than they have in savings' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... Nearly three in 10 (27 per cent) worry about being able to help their children financially. Meanwhile, around a quarter (24 per cent) of 50-somethings make sure their own parents get regular visits, while 15 per cent commit to doing their shopping and driving them to appointments. ...
Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....Data from large numbers of conversations by all users is also sampled, to help them recognise words with different pronunciations or how to create natural discussion. Many of us are familiar with shopping recommendations - think of the supermarket that reminds you to add cheese to your online shop, or the way Amazon suggests books it thinks you might like. ...
Buying a holiday home in Spain? This is how you can make BIG savings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:39:00 AM
.... . The discrepancy of even a couple of cents per pound can leave you thousands better or worse off, so it is well worth shopping around for the best rate. ...
When an M&S closes, you lose more than a store | Barbara Ellen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:05:27 PM
.... There are other big M&S branches near the closing shops, within walking distance or a short drive away. The closures were part of a reaction to the pressures facing all retailers, relating to seismic changes in shopping habits, notably the vastly increased public preference for shopping online. ...
BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 03:00:17 PM
....This trend is writ larger in the US, where analysts are talking about a “retail apocalypse”, as main street veterans like Macy’s and Sears line up to announce major store closure programmes. With American Apparel, Abercrombie & Fitch and JCPenney also axing stores, hundreds of American shopping mall outlets are closing for good. ...
As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:00:12 AM
....US high streets are witnessing a Darwinian winnowing. In recent months hundreds of closures have been announced as retailers including Macy’s, Sears, American Apparel and Abercrombie & Fitch have scaled back their bricks-and-mortar operations in the face of a shift to online shopping. ...
How to find the best personal loan without damaging your credit rating image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
....Underhand tactics by leading personal loan providers are costing Britons hundreds of millions of pounds a year, it was claimed this week. A report says many banks and other companies are “punishing” people for shopping around for a loan because they carry out an unnecessary type of credit check that leaves a mark on their file and can damage their credit rating. ...
Sports Direct's £78m move into US retail stuns analysts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:41:12 PM
....“The acquisition is expected to complete in the first half of May 2017 and will provide Sports Direct with a footprint in US bricks-and-mortar retail and a platform from which to grow US online sales,” the company said. The US sporting goods sector is being tested by the expansion of online shopping and discount chains. ...
'Vijay Mallya can't avoid the law': Herts villagers on 'fugitive' billionaire neighbour image
....More than 4,000 Kingfisher Airlines employees went without pay for seven months before they revolted and grounded the carrier in October 2012. The staff in the Tewin Stores village shop said Mallya probably has staff to do his shopping and they had not met the billionaire either. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is | Nils Pratley image
.... It is a leader in that corner of the market and adding more nail-bars and in-store hairdressing salons sounds entirely sensible. Maybe such services qualify as an “experience” – the over-worked word in new chief executive Sergio Bucher’s presentation – but almost every retailer is talking the language of “social shopping. ...
Card spending online jumps to £422m a day image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 12:00:00 AM
....Consumers now go online for a quarter (23 per cent) of all clothing spending, while 67 per cent of concert ticket spending and 61 per cent of cinema, theatre and dance spending is done on the internet. Richard Koch, head of policy at the UK Cards Association, said: "Since the early days of internet shopping there has been a host of innovations, from digital wallets to one-click purchases, which bring enhanced security, choice and convenience for customers and which will lead to continued growth in the sector. ...
UK's online shoppers top global spending survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:05:25 PM
.... Some 41% of in-store card purchases were on food and drink, compared with only 7% via the internet. Pawn shops, laundry and pubs, somewhat unsurprisingly, registered the least online shopping activity, the figures showed. ...
M&S to close six stores as it tries to 'stay in tune' with shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:27:13 AM
.... It is also closing Simply Food outlets in York’s Monks Cross centre and Worksop. The M&S chief executive, Steve Rowe, said stores would always be an integral part of the business but customers’ shopping habits were changing. ...
Marks and Spencer to close six stores image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:15:24 AM
....M&S will also open 36 new stores over the next six months, creating more than 1,400 jobs. Mr Rowe explained the six closures by saying that M&S was adapting to its customers' changing shopping habits. ...
Debenhams jobs at risk as stores close in 'social shopping' shakeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 09:18:15 AM
....The new chief executive of Debenhams is to give the department store chain an expensive makeover after admitting some shops looked tired and old and customers had to go on a “treasure hunt” to find what they wanted. Sergio Bucher, who joined the retailer from Amazon in October, polled 16,000 shoppers before drafting a turnaround plan to focus on “social shopping” and making store visits a “fun leisure activity”. ...
Debenhams unveils turnaround strategy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:21:02 AM
....Chief executive Sergio Bucher, who joined the company last October, said its customers were changing the way they shopped and therefore Debenhams was also changing. "We will be a destination for social shopping, with mobile the unifying platform for interacting with our customers," said Mr Bucher, who was appointed with a view to shaking up the business. ...
Loan searches on the internet 'may affect credit rating' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 01:16:43 PM
...."Instead, providers must commit to not performing hard credit checks until after a consumer has been given their personalised interest rate and has decided to apply for the loan. This will end an environment where some providers are effectively punishing customers for shopping around for a better deal. ...
Two-thirds of BHS stores lie empty as anniversary of collapse nears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 03:30:44 PM
. A year after the collapse of the department store chain BHS, more than two-thirds of its former stores still lie empty, blighting the UK’s high streets and shopping centres. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
....uk. Online shopping continues to grow year on year, and more and more of us, more and more often, buy our stuff by squinting at 2D images, punching in a three-digit security code and waiting for tangible goodies to appear on our doorsteps. ...
Sainsbury's pushes ahead with Argos rollout in supermarkets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 09:00:31 AM
.... "It's not just about the Argos sales that we've seen go up, but Argos customers come into our stores and they also pick up a pint of milk and a sandwich," Mr Rogers said. The UK's biggest supermarkets face intense pressure from low-cost rivals Aldi and Lidl, as well as changes to shopping habits as consumers move away from the big weekly shop. ...
Google Home devices stop responding to Burger King's TV ad prompt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:27:37 PM
.... Within the report, the presenter said live on air: “Alexa, order me a dollhouse,” causing viewers’ own Echoes to also attempt to order dollhouses. The command placed dollhouses into their shopping carts, but users need to confirm the order in order for any payment to be taken. ...
Our high streets don’t need new shops – they need new ideas | Suzanne Moore image
....The beauty of retail – the endless opportunity – has shut up shop. For so long, shopping as a leisure pursuit, as a goal in itself, as a fundamental answer to every life crisis, has been central. ...
Why dental floss and kippers explain your rising post-Brexit shopping bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:37:34 PM
. If your weekly shopping bills seem to be going up, even though the price of a pint of milk is holding steady, there is a good reason for that. ...
Farfetch aims to end fashion faux pas with new service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:52:00 PM
. A luxury shopping website has a new answer for fashion emergencies: 90-minute delivery from Gucci. ...
Asda reignites row over 'farm' brands by relaunching value range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:30:26 AM
.... ‘The use of fake farm names or branding is misleading for consumers and insulting to farmers,” he said. “Many hard-pressed customers, trying to do their shopping in a hurry, are likely to be misled into thinking they’re buying a product from a specific British farm when they are not. ...
Jaeger collapses into administration putting 680 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 05:06:29 PM
.... The 99p Stores chain collapsed less than two years after rival Poundland bought it for £55m. Andy Brian, head of retail at Gordons law firm, said: “This is another blow for the high street and, crucially, another indication of the huge consumer shift towards online shopping. ...
Experience-hungry shoppers trend towards food and drink spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:01:29 AM
....2%, while hotels saw a 4% boost. Springboard said its prediction that high streets would be busy over the holiday period was “a reflection of their resilience over the year to date; their adaptability and diverse hospitality offering means they are able to expand and respond to trends more quickly than retail parks and shopping centres”. ...
Which charity website should you use? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 05:59:00 AM
....What does the fee cover? Fees are retained by payment partner Technology Trust. EveryClick is a profit-making organisation that generates revenues from its Give as you Live shopping and price comparison website, which allows users to raise money when shopping on the web. ...
Can end of unhappy marriage with L'Oréal breathe new life into Body Shop? image
....The chain has more than 3,000 stores in 66 countries, and sales and profits have come under pressure amid rising competition and an unhappy alliance between two very different brands. Private equity firms including Apax Partners, CVC and Advent International are thought to be weighing up bids of between £600m and £800m for the company, alongside trade buyers including South Korea’s CJ Group, a media, home shopping and pharmaceuticals conglomerate. ...
Laura Ashley boss to pay ex-wife divorce settlement of £64m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:24:29 PM
.... Khoo has since returned to Kuala Lumpur. During the hearings, Khoo compared Chai to Imelda Marcos because of her love of shopping and her 1,000-strong shoe collection. ...
Co-op boss shrugs off £130m loss to focus on group's 'stellar progress' image
....5% despite a cut of about 1% in prices over the period. The Co-op Group chief executive, Steve Murrells, who took over from Richard Pennycook last month, said the chain was benefiting from the trend towards shopping little and often in local stores and improvements in its food ranges and stores. ...
Online shopping and the plight of delivery workers: share your experiences image
. The inexorable rise of internet shopping has unleashed a flood of reports of low pay and bad working conditions for those on the frontline of this consumer revolution: delivery workers. ...
It's that time of year to spring clean your finances with the help of our expert tips image
....Beware supermarket tricks . It’s easy to overspend shopping for food, which is exactly what the big supermarkets want. ...
The property billboards that reveal the truth about Britain’s luxury housing market image
.... In the computer-generated visions emblazoned across the site hoardings, the bustling cafe-lined streets are inhabited by an almost entirely monocultural society of white thirtysomethings. Women with long blond hair and shopping bags, occasionally accessorised with prams, fill the foreground of a scene drenched with that scorching Miami sunshine so familiar to this part of Britain’s capital. ...
Sharp rise in UK food prices inflates household shopping bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 09:17:14 AM
....A sharp rise in food prices has added £21. 31 to the average household shopping bill over the past three months as the number of promotions fell to an 11-year low, according to new grocery market data. ...

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