High Street Retailers

Stores And Jobs Saved As Blockbuster Is Bought

PA | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK

Troubled DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster has been bought, saving 2,000 jobs and 264 UK stores. Administrators from Deloitte, the accountancy...

Sports Direct Buys Republic, Safeguarding 2,100 Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

Sports Direct has become this week's high street hero by saving the jobs of 2,100 people, after it bought struggling retailer Republic. The sale of...

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Get A Smartphone Over Christmas? You Weren't The Only One

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK

Booming sales in tablets and smart phones helped mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse produce a solid set of Christmas results; like-for-like sale...

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Could Jessops Cameras Be Stocked In HMV Stores?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Could we see two of the high street's retail failures rescued in one week? Retail Week has reported that Hilco, the restructuring firm which bough...

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Hope For The Old Dog Yet? Hilco UK Buys HMV's Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

The hopes of 4,000 HMV staff were thrown a lifeline on Tuesday after retail restructuring group Hilco UK has acquired the debt of HMV, effectively giv...

Victory! HMV WILL Accept Gift Cards From Tomorrow

Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Following six days of complaints from the public about not being able to redeem their gift cards, HMV's administrators have confirmed that from Tuesda...

More Retail Woe As December Records Show A Drop In Sales

Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Analysts were taken by surprise on Friday after the Office for National Statistics revealed retail sales fell by 0.1% after remaining flat in November...

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Dixons Profits From Comet's Demise

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Electrical retailer Dixons revealed an 8% rise in sales in UK and Ireland on Thursday, following high expectations for the chain in the aftermath of r...

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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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All Hail Primark - New King Of The High Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Primark has emerged as one of the big winners from the Christmas shopping period, as cash-strapped consumers continue to vote with their feet in value...

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Mothercare Continues Its Battle To Win Back Mums

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

British baby and maternity products retailer Mothercare revealed on Thursday it was another retailer suffering from the UK high street's current malai...

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The Business Reasons Why HMV Was Doomed To Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

On Monday 14 January, reports began circulating that HMV, the nation's much-loved music retailer, was in negotiations to hand over the keys to adminis...

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The Rise And Fall Of HMV

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

The British high street has suffered another casualty after music retailer HMV filed for administration in the late hours of Monday night. But how ...

Next Pre-Christmas Sales Help Lift Profits Prediction

Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

Next's pre-Christmas sales, excluding VAT sales tax, rose 3.9%, prompting the clothes retailer to increase its profits forecast for its year end at th...

TM Lewin Secures New Lifeline As Recession Hits Its Profits

Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Shirt retailer TM Lewin has successfully negotiated a refinancing deal, including deferring its loans payable to lenders. According to a report in...