Christmas Sales

Game, Argos, Tesco All Crashed On Black Friday

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

The websites for Tescos, Argos, Currys and Game have all crashed due to the volume of consumers looking to take advantage of the Black Friday sales. ...

Which Department Stores Had a Good Christmas?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Department stores John Lewis and House of Fraser enjoyed soaring sales over the Christmas trading period, as rival Debenhams was forced to issue a sho...

Why Are Christmas Shoppers Deserting The High Street?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

British shoppers seem to have deserted the high street for their last-minute Christmas shopping as new research finds a record-breaking number are set...

Austerity and Consumerism: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Eliane Glaser | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Eliane Glaser

I wandered into a beautiful Shoreditch boutique called Labour and Wait the other day, and walked out with brown paper bags full of plain enamelled pie dishes and school canteen tumblers. Unpacking my purchases at home, I wondered why, given the asceticism of my purchases, I still felt my usual pang of shopper's guilt. If anything, it felt even worse.

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Tablet Sales Boost Argos Over Christmas But Homebase Struggles

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Comet falling into administration last December helped to boost Argos' sales during the final weeks of 2012, with tablets topping the gift wishlists. ...

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JD Sports Hits The Target With Solid Christmas Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

Sportswear retailer JD Sports has reported like-for-like sales for the seven-week period ending 5 January were up 3.2%. Peter Cowgill, executive ch...

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Tesco's Turnaround Gathers Steam As Christmas Figures Beat The Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco has outperformed its rivals with a 1.8% like-for-like sales growth for the Christmas trading period. The positive figures w...

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What Recession? Ted Baker Reports Stellar Sales Over Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

High end fashion retailer Ted Baker has reported a 20.9% increase in retail sales for its eight-week Christmas trade period from 11 November 2012 to ...

How Did Email, Vouchers, Search And Social Affect Christmas Sales? (INFOGRAPICS)

Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Figures from the British Retail Consortium released on Tuesday showed the high street wasn't out of the financial woods just yet, with 2013 predicted ...

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Bottoms Up! Majestic Offers Good Figures Despite Challenging Environment

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Wine and spirits retailer Majestic has reported a reasonable trading update for the Christmas period, with like for like sales up 1.1% and total sales...

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John Lewis Reports Stellar Christmas Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

John Lewis has published impressive Christmas figures, with sales for the five weeks to 29 December 2012 totalling £684.8m, up 14.8% compared with la...

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Has Morrisons Had Another Poor Christmas?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Supermarket chain Morrisons has reportedly experienced a poor Christmas sales period, according to a prediction from a well known retail broker. In...

Pre-Christmas Price Slashes Boosted December Retail Sales

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK

A raft of high street promotions helped retail sales volumes grow last month, official figures have revealed, as shops battled for cash-strapped custo...

Retailers Expected To Report 'Dazzling' Christmas Sales: 'But Don't Pop Champagne Corks Yet'

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK

A frenzy of pre-Christmas discounts helped retailers drum up more trade in December, official figures are expected to reveal on 20 January, but the be...

Dixons Retail Could Be The 'Last Man Standing'

PA | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

Currys and PC World owner Dixons Retail said it had outperformed its struggling rivals, despite further sales woe over the Christmas period. The gr...

Tesco Shares Dive After Worst Christmas Trade In Decades

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Tesco issued a profit warning on Thursday after reporting one of its worst Christmas trading periods ever. The company's shares slumped by 15% followi...

December Sales Values Rise, But Retail Is In For A Tough 2012

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

The UK's retail sales values in December showed growth over 2010, according to figures released on Tuesday by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), but...

'Dark Days' Ahead For High Street Retailers, Despite Christmas Rush

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Despite some glimmers of hope offered by bellwether retailers John Lewis and Next, analysts forecast "dark days" ahead for many high street chains in ...

John Lewis Defies Retail Gloom To Report 'Outstanding' Christmas

PA | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

Strong sales of clothes and electrical items helped department store John Lewis take more than half a billion pounds in an "outstanding" Christmas. ...

Next Christmas Sales 'Disappointing' As Volumes Fall

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

Retailer Next admitted to a "disappointing" Christmas sales performance today but said it was cheered by the strength of online trading. The group,...

WATCH: Florence And The Machine Open Harrods New Year's Sale

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Florence Welch arrived open the Harrods sale on Tuesday after arriving on a green double-decker bus. Welch's band, Florence And The Machine, played...

Austerity Christmas: Shops Face Bleak Mid-Winter Sales

PA | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

There are fresh warnings that retailers face a bleak Christmas despite reports of crowds of shoppers braving the cold to snap up gifts in the last ful...

Sales Come Early As Retailers Try To Rescue Christmas

PA | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK

Queues have formed outside high street stores as retailers launched their sales early in a bid to entice Christmas shoppers to part with their cash. ...