UK Retail

MPs Are Keen To Probe Tesco's Financial Shambles...

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Tesco executives may be dragged before MPs to explain the supermarket giant's "stratospheric" error over its inflated profits guidance. Adrian Bail...

Tesco Still Reeling From Its Alleged Cooking Of The Books

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

Tesco's share price has continued to fall in the wake of allegations that supermarket executives over-stated its profits. The arrival of a new fina...

Why Your Customers Will Cheat (If You Let Them)

Victoria Fox | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Fox

We welcomed our latest intake of graduates last week. I was explaining our agency ethos to them: how we put the 'R' back into CRM (customer relationship management) and build genuine relationships between customers and brands.

John Lewis Would Be Much More Expensive In An Independent Scotland

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish shoppers face higher prices at John Lewis department stores if the country votes for independence next week. This comes after the head o...

Retail's a Cracking Industry

simon baldwin | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
simon baldwin

We are on the eve of an historical vote in Scotland. Whether yes or no, the future of the country will be different. Many have spoken of the effects the vote will have on the economy .... on the energy sector, on manufacturing, on farming, on financial services. Most recently, on tourism.

New Tesco Chief's First Day Started Rather Awkwardly

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

Tesco was left reeling today after a major investor slashed its stake in the troubled retailer just as Dave Lewis took over as its new chief executive...

Tesco 'On The Rack' As It Prepares For Yet More Terrible Trading

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, is suffering an even deeper trading crisis as it was forced to issue yet another profit warning, and slash its divi...

Why Retail Is a Great Industry to Earn and Learn In

Sir Charlie Mayfield | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sir Charlie Mayfield

Whether you are going to university or into the job market I hope you'll set out to 'earn and learn' throughout a career that will be all the more rewarding if you do. The retail industry is a good place to do that. It is often a first job for many school leavers and it's a fulfilling place to build a career, providing a lifetime of learning and opportunities.

Why Don't We Like Multiple Grocers Anymore? Ask Teddington

Mary Portas | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Mary Portas

As the saying goes, if you stay in the middle of the road for long enough, chances are you'll get run over. Today, the 'Big Four' are matched (or beaten) on quality and price by competitors and new arrivals. It's increasingly apparent that nobody really loves them, nor can they think of a reason to keep shopping with them anymore.

Living in the Future of Retail: Why the Jetsons Were right

Claude Nahon | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Claude Nahon

It's been over 50 years since The Jetsons first began to show the world a futuristic vision of the mid-21st century; from flying cars to jetpacks and friendly maid-bots, the future isn't quite here yet but from a shopping perspective, The Jetsons was more than prophetic...

How Important Is the High Street?

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Naomi Kerbel

It seems that vast variety isn't as enticing as it once was. Think of the number of times, you've stood staring at rows and rows of washing powder, an odd trance-like state sweeping over you as you try to remember what it was you were after in the first place.

Shoppers of the World: Unite and Take Over

Rodney Collins | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Rodney Collins

"SHOPPING SHOULD BE FUN!" Earlier this month, we stepped aboard the H.M.S. Saxifrage in London for a half-day summit, The Big Shopping Pop-Up. Th...

Tech and Data Sells - Exciting Times Ahead for Today's Retailers

Victoria Fox | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Fox

Some of the biggest retail brands in the country that the UK retail market, across categories, is in a process of evolution. The next stage of progress depends on how well new technologies are integrated into the overall retail experience.

Tesco Has Not Done This Badly In Over 20 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has suffered its worst sales decline in at least two decades as discount rivals continue to attract more customers. ...

Tesco Shareholders Don't Want Their CEO To Go Off With £21 Million

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Tesco has come under pressure by its shareholders to stop chief executive Philip Clarke potentially walking away with £21 million, after he announced...

'Like Shuffling Deck-Chairs On The Titanic'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

Tesco chief Philip Clarke's departure, after mounting pressure over his failure to improve the supermarket's poor sales, shows the daunting task his ...

The Party Is Over For Tesco Chief Philip Clarke

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has announced he is quitting, forcing the supermarket to cancel its planned party tomorrow celebrating his 40 yea...

Tesco Sorry After Muslim Worker Refuses To Serve Ham And Wine

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco has rushed to apologise after a Muslim worker refused to serve a customer seeking to buy ham and wine saying he was fasting fo...

Guess What Happened After Dave Welcomed Asda's Job Creation Plans?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Asda is to cut 1,360 jobs as part of an overhaul of its store management structure, just a few months after David Cameron visited the supermarket gian...

It Has Never Been More Important to Breathe Life Back in Zombie Brands

Mark Artus | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Mark Artus

During our day to day lives we are surrounded by businesses and their brands, but what most people don't know is that there is an estimated 100,000 zombie brands operating around the world, according to the Adam Smith Institute.

'Has The Madness Got That Bad At Tesco?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

Tesco's senior executives faced shareholders today in an ill-tempered encounter that saw them accused of "arrogance" and being "delusional" as the sup...

Mid summer madness?

simon baldwin | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK
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simon baldwin

Twelve months ago, I read the Midsummer Retail Report issued by Colliers International with interest. Always insightful, it is a well-respected and keenly anticipated analysis of the UK retail marketplace - a good barometer of the 'here and now'.

Arson Suspected In ASOS Warehouse Fire As Retailer Stops Orders

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

A fire that caused "substantial damage" to the warehouse of online retailer ASOS is being treated as arson, police have said. The blaze at the ware...

2,600 Jobs To Go At Struggling Supermarket Morrisons

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Struggling supermarket chain Morrisons is to slash 2,600 jobs due to plans to streamline how its stores are managed. The supermarket is making thes...

Every Little Hurts? Tesco Suffers More Awkward News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, has suffered a new blow after having its credit rating downgraded by Moody's to its second lowest investment grade ...