Topic filter : Shopping

Most trending topics in Business & Finance ( last 24 hours ):
Transport Transport For London Uber Investment Investor Brexit Debt Financial Market Interest Rate Building Society Low Interest Rate Controversy Ryanair Royal Bank Of Scotland Credit Card Investigation Farming Monetary Policy Betting Share Price Airline Compensation Flight

Socially Most Trending News

....Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada after running up $5bn (£3. 7bn) of debts and struggling to compete in the age of internet shopping. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 19th of September 2017 07:35:56 AM
Total Trend count
248
Most trending on :
248
....”. The helpline is based at StepChange’s headquarters on the edge of Leeds’s sprawling shopping precinct. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 20th of September 2017 11:48:39 AM
Total Trend count
45
Most trending on :
45
....The German chains are outpacing their bigger rivals as inflation and stagnating wages eat into families’ spare cash, prompting many to seek ways of saving money. The discounters are also rapidly opening new stores while traditional supermarkets have closed outlets amid the growing popularity of internet shopping. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 19th of September 2017 08:22:50 AM
Total Trend count
39
Most trending on :
39
....Spending in clothing stores continued, the ONS said, despite price increases after the end of the busy summer period, likely to be as a result of sales promotions ending. Footwear stores also fared well in the back-to-school shopping season. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 20th of September 2017 12:58:06 PM
Total Trend count
30
Most trending on :
30

Latest Finance News related to Shopping

Are online promo codes worth using any more? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 06:00:08 AM
....This week’s question:. When shopping online I get to that bit that says “promo code” and then I go hunting for one. ...
UK shoppers continue to spend despite rising prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 12:58:06 PM
....Spending in clothing stores continued, the ONS said, despite price increases after the end of the busy summer period, likely to be as a result of sales promotions ending. Footwear stores also fared well in the back-to-school shopping season. ...
Aldi and Lidl increase share of British shoppers as inflation hits spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 08:22:50 AM
....The German chains are outpacing their bigger rivals as inflation and stagnating wages eat into families’ spare cash, prompting many to seek ways of saving money. The discounters are also rapidly opening new stores while traditional supermarkets have closed outlets amid the growing popularity of internet shopping. ...
Toys R Us files for bankruptcy in US and Canada image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 07:35:56 AM
....Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada after running up $5bn (£3. 7bn) of debts and struggling to compete in the age of internet shopping. ...
Crisis in Toyland: how the shift online places our childhood favourites in peril image
....” Its problem is not just debt, however. It’s sizeable physical presence has become an issue in the age of internet shopping. ...
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
....Black Friday special throws up some of the best deals of the year on the must-have technology and gadgets - giving shoppers the chance to make big savings on Christmas gifts. The growing US-imported sales phenomenon means that in 2017, November is set to overtake December as the new Christmas shopping month, according to ecommerce consultancy Salmon. ...
Northern Rock investors' compensation claim just doesn't stand up | Nils Pratley image
.... Fair enough. Another reason for investors’ enthusiasm may be the fact Wolfson gives them useful information, in this case an analysis of the effect of the rise of internet shopping. ...
Next softens doom and gloom forecasts despite fall in profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 08:32:17 AM
....9bn in the 26 weeks to 29 July. There was a divergent performance between its home shopping arm Directory, where profits climbed 6. ...
John Lewis profits halve as chairman warns over Brexit uncertainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:20:55 AM
....6m. Much of the damage to the bottom line was due to £56m of redundancy and restructuring costs designed to improve productivity and accommodate the increasing demand for online shopping. ...
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
.... “Twenty per cent is a large sum of money, and if your competitors are avoiding the 20% you can’t compete,” he added. Some of the MPs on the committee said they had completed mystery shopping exercises and found firms without VAT numbers. ...
Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 08:10:44 AM
....Last week, Lady Mone launched a major property development in Dubai, priced in bitcoins, saying the digital currency was a growing market that could not be ignored. The co-founder of the underwear brand Ultimo is selling the luxury apartments with her businessman boyfriend, Douglas Barrowman, and the £250m scheme will include two apartment blocks and a shopping centre. ...
Google appeals against EU's €2.4bn fine over search engine results image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 04:27:48 PM
....4bn (£2. 2bn) fine imposed by the European Union for its abuse of its dominance of the search engine market in building its shopping comparison service. ...
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
.... It also wants to see more men in charity shops. “When looking at the profile of donors and shoppers we found that gender is the only demographic factor that significantly influences engagement in donating and shopping, with women significantly more likely than men to donate and to shop,” the report states. ...
Hello dolly: the classic toys making a comeback image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... Setting up her own business selling hand-made bears was in part inspired by her own childhood love of teddy bears. She started out selling bears at a stall in a shopping centre, going on to open two more shops. ...
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
....”. Reserved has signed a 10-year lease worth £42m to secure its prized spot on London’s most important shopping street. ...
Dash from cash warning: Rise in savers who prefer to gamble on stock market  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:42:00 AM
....Britons now hold tens of billions of pounds more in stock  and shares Isas than in cash Isas, thanks to rapid stock market growth and rock-bottom interest rates. However, you could be taking on too much stock market risk and shopping around may get you a better return on cash than you think. ...
Is buying online from China a good idea? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 06:00:36 AM
....But what lies behind such low prices? Concerns have been raised among consumer groups that buyers should be fully aware of what they are getting into and how they should go into any deal with their eyes open. Much as Amazon is synonymous with online shopping in Europe and the US, in China the dominant player is Alibaba. ...
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
.... The use of Stewart by Chanel suggests a willingness to drop some of the romantic boy-meets-girl cliches it has been using to sell perfume since Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel launched No5 in the 1920s. Marketing budgets are also being deployed to buy social media promotions rather than space in department store windows as shopping habits change. ...
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. ...
John Lewis rolls out scheme to take the hassle out of finding a tradesperson image
....”. In a bid to add pizzazz to shopping trips the company is also sending store staff to theatre school to teach them entertainment skills and its new Oxford store, which opens in October, will have an experience manager dedicated to organising daily in-store events. ...
Westfield has put an expiry date on our wedding gift voucher image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 06:00:22 AM
. We were given a £50 gift voucher for Westfield Stratford City shopping centre as a wedding present in May last year, which had to be collected from the centre. ...
Related to :
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
....Similarly, the online retailer Amazon is now worth twice as much as Walmart, after overtaking the American grocery chain in 2015. Photiades said that 20 years ago, when online shopping was in its infancy and before Asos was established in 2000, M&S had a market value of £16. ...
Amazon's tech-style takeover of Whole Foods: cheaper produce and 'farm fresh' Echos image
....49. The placement of Amazon’s artificial intelligence assistant plainly indicated the company’s plan to integrate grocery shopping and delivery into its online and the Amazon smart AI assistant, called Alexa. ...
'Shark in minnow pond': Ramsgate locals split on new Wetherspoon pub image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of August 2017 01:28:10 PM
.... Many of its original features were ripped out. The building was poorly maintained before the casino moved to Westwood Cross, a shopping development that locals blame for the town’s ailing high street. ...
The miserable reason behind millennials' slow march to the suburbs | Jamie Peck image
.... Plus, suburbanization is a worse indicator of prosperity than it used to be. As urban renewal pushes low-income people to the suburbs, suburban blight is on the rise, bringing shuttered shopping malls, opiate addiction and strained social service networks to these areas. ...
Semi-automated truck convoys get green light for UK trials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:01:33 PM
....An earlier attempt to launch tests in the UK, heralded in 2016’s spring budget, stalled after a fruitless search for a HGV manufacturer to participate. The platooning trial will be conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), which has been involved in other tests of driverless vehicles, including passenger shuttles in Greenwich and autonomous delivery pods for online shopping. ...
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
.... At stake is an enormous online retail market which Amazon not only want to protect, but grow. The move also comes a day after Walmart announced a partnership with Google where the search giant will start offering Walmart products to people who shop on Google Express, the company’s online shopping mall. ...
The stress of low-paid work is making our country sick | Dawn Foster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 05:00:11 AM
.... Locals who run, walk or use outdoor gyms in certain areas will be able to earn rewards by tracking their activity using downloadable apps. Money off supermarket shopping, free cinema tickets and discounts on sports gear are among the carrots offered to people who opt to up their activity level. ...
Putting the fun in functional: will Arket revitalise the high street? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 05:00:05 AM
....Arket calls itself “a modern-day market”. This is not a reference only to the mix of clothes and homeware, of decorative and functional (department stores have been doing that for centuries), but also to the spirit of market shopping. ...
UK families could get money off shopping bills if they hit exercise goals image
. Families could be offered discounts on their food shopping, cut-price sports gear and free cinema tickets for hitting exercise targets in a drive to reduce the burden of lifestyle-related illness on the NHS. ...
UK credit and debit card spending ​growing​ at fastest rate since 2008 image
....5bn at the end of June, up by £900m from the end of April. The figures illustrate the ballooning use of plastic to pay for everything from shopping to petrol, and could help to explain resilience in the British economy at a time of uncertainty over Brexit. ...
‘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. ...

Page rendered in 2.4277 seconds.