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....The appointment reflects a wider trend on the high street. A walk down London’s Regent Street quickly shows exactly how Swedish our shopping streets have become – and how they are dominated by the H&M Group. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:41:35 PM
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....”. The suburban shopping malls that hollowed out main streets in the 1970s and 80s have increasingly become hollow shells themselves, and more closures are expected. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Britain’s consumers are taking a more cautious approach to shopping as higher inflation above the level of earnings eats into their spending power. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Many consumers are swapping their weekly shop for more frequent visits to small local stores as they try to save money or cut down on food waste. The rise of online shopping has also hit large supermarkets who have been forced to cut costs as a result. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Sainsbury’s move on Nisa seemed a good idea, and a neat response to Tesco’s much bigger plan to buy cash-and-carry merchant Booker. Convenience stores are the industry’s current obsession since they work well in the age of online and top-up shopping. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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‘It’s fashion without a capital F’ – Swedish stores step up high street invasion image
....The appointment reflects a wider trend on the high street. A walk down London’s Regent Street quickly shows exactly how Swedish our shopping streets have become – and how they are dominated by the H&M Group. ...
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
.... Many consumers are swapping their weekly shop for more frequent visits to small local stores as they try to save money or cut down on food waste. The rise of online shopping has also hit large supermarkets who have been forced to cut costs as a result. ...
Sainsbury’s is right to delay Nisa deal after Tesco-Booker concerns | Nils Pratley image
....Sainsbury’s move on Nisa seemed a good idea, and a neat response to Tesco’s much bigger plan to buy cash-and-carry merchant Booker. Convenience stores are the industry’s current obsession since they work well in the age of online and top-up shopping. ...
Want to insure a learner driver? Here’s what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
....95. But one of the issues with this type of cover is that – as Guardian Money discovered when we went shopping for quotes – it doesn’t lend itself to price comparison sites. ...
Let’s move to Preston, Lancashire: parched peas and plenty of trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 03:30:19 PM
.... Avenham Park has been tidied up. Instead of being demolished for a drab shopping mall, the magnificent postwar bus station has been protected. ...
Thousands of Asda workers face redundancy or reduced hours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:08:18 PM
....“We are currently in discussions with a number of our stores about changes that are needed to the number of hours required to run that store for our customers,” said an Asda spokesman. “It is common practice for a supermarket to need to make changes to hours based on the changing shopping habits of customers. ...
Green & Black’s new bar shows Fairtrade is under threat. But we still need it | Lucy Siegle image
....Green & Black’s, the independent brand that was bought by Cadbury in 2005, was founded by two pioneers of ethical consumerism, and awarded the Fairtrade mark in 1994. So this news has rattled ethical shopping baskets the length and breadth of the country. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
.... It also looked at Channel 5 when Richard Desmond put it up for sale, ultimately pulling out with MTV-owner Viacom, in which Malone has a small interest, seizing control. Malone’s eclectic range of investments includes TripAdvisor, the world’s largest live event company Live Nation, the US digital radio company Sirius, the Atlanta Braves baseball team and shopping channel QVC. ...
Destination misery: seven ways they turned airports into hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
....This has been perfected at Stansted. Why give passengers toilets, water and gate information when you can, instead, subject them to an unavoidable traipse through a shopping mall? Then there’s the guy selling you a £100 ticket for the very slim chance of winning a Ferrari. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
.... This was usually a sign of a recession rather than a boom, and had not happened since the early 80s. In order to keep shopping, people borrowed: outstanding private debt, already high by international standards in 2003, at about twice the national GDP, began rising, faster and faster, towards a peak of more than two-and-a-half times GDP in 2008. ...
Next shares climb 10% on news of online sales surge during heatwave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:49:40 PM
....1% fall recorded in the first quarter. By comparison its home shopping arm, Directory, which accounts for 40% of sales, had a bumper second quarter, with sales up 11. ...
Plastic packaging peeves: share your photos with us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 07:00:13 AM
....Lily Cole is fed up with single-use plastic bottles and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been accosting takeaway coffee drinkers in the street as part of his war on waste. But what drives you mad when it comes to excess packaging? Whether it’s online shopping swamped in unnecessary bubble wrap, plastic straws appearing in your drinks unrequested, or supermarket shelves lined with over-packaged fruit and veg, we want you to share your photos of your packaging woes with us. ...
Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:30:12 AM
.... The purchase is yet to be approved by US regulators in a process that could see the matter decided by Trump. Last year, Alibaba admitted that the US Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating the accounting practices of its logistics network and its huge Singles’ Day online shopping event – it’s like Black Friday but much, much bigger – a matter that has yet to be resolved. ...
Saving Britain’s food supply: a manifesto to keep food on the table image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 08:25:51 PM
.... They have their positives. They have kept pace with social change, shortening the length of time it takes people to get the shopping done, thus enabling the two-job households now required to keep pace with the cost of living. ...
‘I wonder if it’s worth getting up’: life in Corby, the debt capital of Britain image
....Debt charities warn that unsecured borrowing – which does not include mortgages – will continue to rise as people grapple with rising living costs, precarious employment and welfare cuts. In Corby’s main shopping area, few of the people approached by the Observer seem surprised that their town has been crowned Britain’s personal loans capital. ...
Have a break, have a wasabi-flavoured KitKat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 05:33:29 PM
....There are now Chocalatory outlets in Melbourne, Australia, and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, with more planned around the world this year. A pop-up opened in the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London, last year. ...
London's Walkie Talkie building sold for record-breaking £1.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:22:56 PM
....17bn to acquire the HSBC tower in Canary Wharf in December 2014. Property company Land Securities, whose other investments range from Brighton Marina to the Lakeside shopping park in Thurrock, Essex, said it had exchanged contracts to sell its 50% stake in the City of London building. ...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – briefly – becomes world's richest man image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:20:59 PM
....Bezos – born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1964 – keeps a relatively low profile, but has used some of the wealth he has amassed to buy the Washington Post and invest in space travel through Blue Origin, a company he founded in 2000. He began Amazon in 1994 when he sold books from his garage in Seattle before expanding into a huge range of other products and capturing the global rush to online shopping. ...
Amazon to double number of R&D staff in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:34:21 AM
....4bn in the UK since 2010 and will create 5,000 new permanent roles this year. It also has R&D sites in Edinburgh and Cambridge, which are working on voice recognition services, drones, and developing Amazon’s online and mobile shopping services. ...
Tesco launches same day delivery across Britain as supermarket takes on Amazon image
.... But now the service will extended to 300 across Britain by the end of August, Tesco confirmed. Customers have until 1pm to order shopping, which will then be delivered from 7pm onwards. ...
Tesco to extend same-day online delivery service across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 03:24:21 PM
....Tesco claimed this would give it the “biggest reach of any retailer in the UK, stretching from the Shetland Islands in Scotland to Cornwall in south-west England”. Customers can order by 1pm to have their shopping delivered from 7pm onwards and receive an unlimited number of items, with the rolled-out service priced between £3 and £8. ...
Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 06:30:29 AM
....In collaboration with GiGL, Guardian Cities has identified approximately 50 sites in London that meet our relatively narrow criteria for pseudo-public space: namely outdoor, open and publicly accessible locations that are owned and maintained by private developers or other private companies. They include major areas of open land around Paddington Station (encompassing both Merchant Square and Paddington Central), nearly seven acres of open space owned by Arsenal Football Club in Islington, busy shopping and dining plazas in Covent Garden and Victoria, and the pseudo-public area around one of London’s most iconic attractions, the London Eye. ...
Burgers and birdwatching? UK retail fights to make shopping a big day out image
. When Rushden Lakes opens its doors on Friday it will be the first shopping centre to offer both a Marks & Spencer and birdwatching in wetlands that are in the same league as the Camargue or Zambezi Delta. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
. Twenty-five years ago this August, the Mall of America, America’s largest shopping mall, opened its many, many doors for business. ...
Moss Bros outfit delivery isn’t its strong suit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 06:00:31 AM
....Londoner Barry Koolen was supposed to be celebrating with friends on the night before his wedding. Instead, he was battling crowds in a shopping centre to buy an emergency outfit for the big day. ...
Private equity houses offer £3bn for payments processor Paysafe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 01:46:49 PM
....7bn offer for Worldpay helped to illustrate the consolidation taking place among companies that process online transactions. The sector is growing rapidly as people shift from using cash to paying by card and shopping online, which requires card and digital methods of payment. ...
How credit score agencies have the power to make or break lives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
....■ Lenders mistrust a blank slate, so if you’ve never owned a credit card or taken out a loan or credit contract you could be disadvantaged. Similarly, you will depress your score if you apply for credit too often, even if you’re just shopping around, because each search performed on your credit history shows on your file – a multitude could make you look desperate. ...
Asos app allows shoppers to snap up fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 09:00:02 AM
....About 10% of its customers have access to the software, which flicks through the 85,000 products in Asos’s digital wardrobe in seconds to find the best match to the look in the picture. Rich Jones, Asos’s head of product and user experience, says the retailer does not yet know whether visual search will change millennials shopping habits: “We don’t know yet, that is why we are doing the test to understand what works with them. ...
'The lipstick effect': Britons treat themselves as budgets tighten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 08:00:01 AM
....“The backdrop is very uncertain and it was made worse by the tragic events that happened across British cities over the last few months,” said Paula Nickolds, managing director of the John Lewis department stores chain, referring to the terror attacks in London and Manchester. She said John Lewis’s middle England customers were now feeling “uncertain and worried about what the circumstances will mean for their future financial prosperity” and so are beginning to change their shopping behaviour. ...
Is your money safe? Banks letting payments through WITHOUT your Pin or signature image
....In one instance reported to Telegraph Money, when a customer entered a Pin wrong three times, their Barclays debit card reverted to a signature payment at a Sainsbury’s store. A signature was not even asked for, and the payment for around £40 worth of shopping went through. ...
Havaianas flip-flop brand sold for £850m as scandal-hit owners sell stake image
.... The style is based on traditional Japanese zori sandals, which have soles made out of rice straw. While the Brazilian climate means Havianas can be worn all year round, UK shoppers have embraced the brand with gusto and its stores are a fixture in shopping centres such as Bluewater in Kent, Westfield in White City and Lakeside, Essex. ...
Sports Direct buys 26% stake in Game Digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:59:54 AM
.... Game released a profit warning last month due to a supply shortage of Nintendo’s Switch console and a weaker lineup of new games. Ashley has built up a business empire by buying stakes in Debenhams, French Connection and the home shopping company Findel, through Sports Direct or investment vehicles. ...
PENSION WARNING: Savers accessing pots early falling into ‘disastrous’ tax trap image
.... Income drawdown has also become much more popular since the so-called pension freedoms were introduced two years ago. But people who don't take advice are typically accepting income drawdown product from their current pension provider, rather than shopping around, according to the FCA. ...
Paris's Colette – 'the trendiest store in the world' – set to close image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 01:19:11 PM
....Colette, the influential Parisian boutique described as “the trendiest store in the world” by Forbes, has announced it will close its doors in December. The news has been interpreted by fashion insiders as the “end of an era”, and a discouraging sign for bricks-and-mortar shopping. ...
Big Six energy companies switch: Leave pricey legacy tariffs behind image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 10:31:00 AM
.... 7 billion on unnecessarily high charges, according to analysis of new Ofgem data from independent supplier First Utility. This is despite the fact that comparison sites have made shopping around for a cheaper tariff easy, and with 50 utility suppliers to choose from competition is growing. ...
M&S investors spooked by slowdown in food sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 06:24:59 PM
....But Rowe also cautioned that consumer confidence had dipped in recent weeks, describing shopper behavour as “volatile” as households juggle rising living costs. “Customers are very much shopping for now and cautious with their spend,” he said. ...
Should your supermarket receipt count calories? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 02:25:04 PM
.... “If health information is just on the product, it’s easy to ignore, but if you get another reminder at the till you might start to compare receipts, see what you’ve scored each time, then try to do better. Doing things that gamify the experience of shopping can be a good motivator in terms of changing behaviour. ...
Driver complaints about car park fine policies hit unprecedented levels image
....Matheson is among thousands of drivers who believe they have been unfairly targeted by companies which patrol privately owned car parks. Visitors to supermarkets, hospitals, airports and shopping malls have received demands for sums of up to three figures despite paying, because of misleading signs or a minor typo. ...
Spending falls at fastest rate for four years as consumers tighten belts image
....“June data provides further evidence that an increase in the cost of living, coupled with slowing wage growth, are beginning to squeeze household disposable income,” said Kevin Jenkins, UK and Ireland managing director at Visa. “It’s clear that inflation is beginning to affect shopping habits, with consumers diverting their spending to essentials. ...
Butter price at all-time high as dairy production curdles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:28:15 AM
....The warnings about shortages in the UK echo the situation in France, where prices of butter by the tonne doubled in a year, according to the baking industry body Fédération des Entrepreneurs de la Boulangerie. In the UK, where 98% of us put butter in our weekly shopping basket, butter has been cited as a key driver of inflation. ...
Alibaba reveals Echo-like smart speaker image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:05:12 PM
....Alibaba's new product derives its name from the company's e-commerce platform - Tmall - and during a demonstration in Beijing was used to order a delivery of Coca-Cola and buy credit for a phone. Tmall allows local and international retailers to run their own virtual storefronts on its platform and says it is China's third most visited shopping site. ...
Productivity usually bounces back after a recession – why hasn't it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:41:14 AM
.... One factor has been the shift in economic output and labour from high productivity industries in recent years. While the number of people working on North Sea oil and gas rigs has gone down, the number of people employed by supermarkets to fill shopping baskets for home deliveries has gone up. ...
Retirees lose £8,460 of pension income: Make sure YOU don't make THIS mistake image
.... But it's feared too many people in this situation are not getting special rates and losing out. Experts warned the issue of shopping around also affects over areas of the pension market, including drawdown - which has become more popular over the past two years. ...
Forget Murdoch. It’s social media that’s really pulling the strings image
....The European commission – the selfsame commission that waved the Sky bid through, as it happens – fined Google £2. 1bn for finagling its shopping searches last week. ...
Can the Bank get Britain to kick its cheap credit habit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 03:00:02 PM
....The Bank of England is worried about the sale of credit cards after two years in which interest-free periods have widened, allowing customers to roll up large amounts of debt. New entrants to the market have grabbed customers’ attention with eye-catching deals – allowing large balance transfers and two or three years of interest-free shopping. ...
Citizens Advice warning over 'phantom goods' scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:06:24 PM
....The average loss was £1,100, it said as it urged people to take their time over online purchases. "With so many people shopping online to compare deals, scammers are using numerous tactics to target people with phantom goods," said Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice. ...
BoE economist wants to hear about hardship in the UK - first stop Wales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:26:47 PM
.... But a larger number of people, many of whom were not homeowners, stressed the problems caused by spiralling prices. At a community centre in Ely in western Cardiff – on the edge of Wales’s largest housing estate – 53-year-old Tracy described shopping around in order to try to save 10 pence on a loaf of bread. ...
Google's fine is big news but the company faces a far bigger threat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:19:54 PM
....Hitting the headlines was the European Union’s record €2. 4bn fine of Google for anticompetitive practices relating to its shopping service. ...
Ocado's self-drive vehicle makes deliveries in first UK trials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 04:02:30 PM
....Ocado has sent a self-driving truck trundling through the backstreets of Woolwich, south-east London, as part of the UK’s first trial of autonomous grocery deliveries. The small vehicle, developed by Oxford-based Oxbotica, is spending 10 days delivering food and snacks to Ocado customers who live in the area, to test Ocado’s plans for its “Smart Platform” – a plug-and-play online shopping business that it wants to sell to grocery retailers around the world who hope to compete with the likes of Amazon and Walmart. ...
Net-a-Porter owner opens tech hub in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 11:25:53 AM
....com. YNAP faces competition from Farfetch, Germany’s Mytheresa and luxury brands wanting to sell directly, but it is also riding on a wave of changing shopping habits. ...
Ice-cream demand fires up supermarket sales in June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:11:01 AM
....2%. That’s an extra £133 on the average household’s annual shopping bill. ...
Local authorities not up to speed with fast broadband delivery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 06:05:23 AM
.... This is because many of them have a dedicated line from the ground floor to the nearest telephone exchange, usually made of copper and which can run long distances, slowing the speed at which information travels. “A slow broadband connection can have a huge impact on people’s ability to carry out basic online tasks such as banking and shopping online, as well streaming TV shows,” said Which?. ...
Consumer confidence collapsed after general election, YouGov finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 11:05:13 PM
....“The data shows a sharp drop in consumers’ confidence about their own financial situation and even more so about house prices. This will affect spending in the high street, in shopping centres and online. ...
Online shopping: How to tackle parcel delivery problems image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:54:00 PM
....If you need a delivery by a certain date you must state this when you buy or you cannot complain if it does not arrive in time, Maundrell adds. Delivery problems are part and parcel of online shopping, but at least your legal rights should be all wrapped up. ...
Bond Street: status of UK's most exclusive shopping street under threat image
. The status of Bond Street as the UK’s most exclusive shopping destination is under threat, as one in four retailers on the famous street consider shutting up shop and moving out as a result of high rents and business rates. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
....The new campaign, called the Great Jobs Agenda, is targeting the millions of people in precarious work in the so-called gig economy – where, rather than having fixed permanent roles, workers tend to be given tasks as and when they are needed. That kind of work has grown hand in hand with the rise of online shopping, and platforms such as the taxi-hailing app Uber and the takeaway delivery service Deliveroo. ...
Handbags at dawn with Farfetch, the latest thing in upmarket online fashion image
.... Analysts believe there are as many as 2,000 boutiques that could eventually join up with Farfetch, while it is also aiming to strengthen and extend its direct relationships with brands and offer a broader array of services. The site’s growth is being helped by a general rise in online luxury shopping as big-spending fashion fans embrace ordering from home like never before. ...
Plant nursery continues to nurse customer grudges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:59:29 AM
....Her experience was a consolation for AC of Lower Chute, Wiltshire. She had been a regular customer for five years when, in 2015, she was banned from shopping with the company. ...
Tesco home delivery customers left fuming over computer glitch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 11:25:52 AM
....Britain’s biggest supermarket said on Tuesday up to 10% of orders had been affected, with the issue affecting customers nationwide. A Tesco spokeswoman said: “We’re experiencing an IT issue which is affecting some grocery home shopping orders. ...
Humiliation on the high street as security guards rob shoppers of their dignity image
. Penny Keza was about to pay for her shopping at her local Aldi when a security guard bellowed across a crowd of customers and demanded to search her bag. ...
Debt bubble returns millions to days of 2008 crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 11:05:51 PM
....There has been concern in the Bank of England that consumer spending is being underpinned by debt, amid comparisons to the run-up to the financial crash. In addition, figures published last week show inflation reached a four-year high in May, meaning shopping is getting increasingly expensive, further intensifying the squeeze on household budgets. ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
.... The online retailer’s founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, is close to overtaking Bill Gates as the richest person in the world. Walmart’s shares dived 6%, wiping about $13bn off the value of the world’s biggest retailer as the deal ramped up pressure on traditional chains already hit by a rapid change in shopping habits. ...
UK attracts record overseas tourists after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 11:47:05 AM
....2bn, up 14%. Chinese visitors shopping for bargains in London have helped luxury goods companies, but tourism body Visit Britain said the biggest increase in long-haul passengers has been from North America. ...
Google 'faces €1bn-plus fine' from EU over market dominance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 10:14:33 AM
....The unprecedented sanction, if tabled, follows a seven-year investigation by Brussels. In July last year, the commission had reiterated its belief that the search giant had “abused its dominant position by systematically favouring its comparison shopping service in its search result pages”. ...
Norfolk emerges as dating fraud hotspot in regional scam standings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 11:01:53 PM
....5. Residents of Northamptonshire were most likely to report online shopping and auction scams, reporting that a product sold online did not exist, arrive or match its description. ...
Apps are the reason Britons spend too much money after shops shut image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Men are more likely to shell out via apps on gambling, travel, socialising, entertainment and music, while women are more likely to use apps for food and general shopping. ...
Are cheap car loans the vehicle taking us to the next financial crash? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
....”. A mystery shopping exercise by the Observer found that Lings Cars, made famous by an appearance on Dragon’s Den and one of the biggest providers of personal lease plans, will offer a pre-registered Nissan Juke 1. ...
As we wave goodbye to cash, ATMs have had to get a whole lot smarter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 05:59:18 AM
.... “We are not seeing the use of cash falling away dramatically. The closure of bank branches is actually an opportunity for new-style smart ATMs, which will be the ‘touch point’ for you and your money on the high street and in shopping centres. ...
Taming the giants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:38:02 PM
....Last month, Amazon promised the European Commission it would stop enforcing contracts deemed anti-competitive for other e-book publishers. And an investigation into Google's parent company, Alphabet, over how it allegedly gives preferential treatment to its own shopping services in search results, is still proceeding. ...
Why Topshop is falling out of fashion with the Instagram generation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 04:47:19 PM
.... Online retailers don’t have physical stores holding them back, and are better able to better match the dynamism of social media trends. While Topshop’s Oxford Circus flagship store is still a “destination” shop, branches outside the capital can feel like relics of an age before digital shopping carts, without the pull of a brow, nail or blowdry bar. ...
Sir Philip Green's retail empire reels from BHS closure and Topshop fall image
.... Profits were also affected by a one-off £81m write-down on the value of the group’s stores and a £22m provision for loss-making stores and onerous leases. Green is said to have called in McKinsey management consultants to help him turn around Arcadia’s fortunes and allow the company catch up with rivals in online shopping. ...
Spot check in public by Aldi security guard was dehumanising image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 06:00:50 AM
....I had a dehumanising experience at an Aldi in Hounslow, west London, where I shop several times a week. I had finished my shopping and was leaving the store when a security guard shouted in front of a crowd of shoppers that he needed to check my bags. ...

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