UK Retail

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 02.07.2014 | 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 25.06.2014 | 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 ...

Why Is Sainsbury's Doing Better Than Tesco?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

Sainsbury's revealed lower underlying sales for a second quarter in a row, as Britain's supermarket giants continue to suffer a tough spring, but is e...

Ex-Tesco Boss Leahy Blasts Supermarket Giant's Decline

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, has left its former chief executive Sir Terry Leahy "very disappointed" as it suffered its worst trading in decades...

After Its 'Worst Trading In Its History', Is Tesco Finished?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

Tesco has been left reeling after suffering a 3.7% drop in like-for-like sales over the last three months, marking the "worst trading in their history...

What is Ambient Ecommerce?

Dr. David Patterson | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. David Patterson

Ten or fifteen years ago, a wonderful new world was promised for digital mankind. Futurologists and preachers of the web, internet and digital media revolutions all confidently asserted that a paradise was beckoning in which advertising would finally, seamlessly and efficiently actually work.

Why Systems Science Needs Music Festivals

Green Futures | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Green Futures

Lizzie Rivera finds lasting value in creative encounters. An interactive theatre performance about river system management is, perhaps understandably...

If the Recession Is Over, It's Time to Applaud the Great British Fashion Industry

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

While everyone would probably agree life would be better if the bubble hadn't burst, the way the fashion industry has grown and evolved in the face of reduced investment and spend is truly extraordinary.

Would You Care More If Your Business Was More Like John Lewis?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

Businesses can improve staff productivity and pay by emulating the type of model set out by the John Lewis department store, a think-tank has said. ...

Sainsbury's Enjoys Ninth Year Of Growing Profits

PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

Outgoing Sainsbury's boss Justin King has capped his decade in charge of the supermarket by announcing a ninth successive year of annual profits growt...

6 British Stateside Flops Primark Will Hope To Do Better Than

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Primark is coming to America, with US fashionistas preparing to snap up their budget items at the chain's first store, set to open in Boston, Massachu...

Primark Plans To Go Stateside

PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

Primark is to open stores in the United States for the first time as it looks to replicate the success behind a 26% jump in profits in the last six mo...

The Fashion Industry Is Gearing Up for a System-Wide Shift

Green Futures | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Green Futures

Fashion is one of the world's most important industries. It is worth around $1.5 trillion a year, employs more than 25 million people, and fashion-conscious or not, we all wear its products. Yet most of us know very little about where our clothes come from or how they are put together.

Customer Service Must Keep a Place for Paper

Christian Toon | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

The Iron Mountain study revealed that over half (57 per cent) of firms do nothing with customer communications that arrive on paper. Instead, they wait until we grow sufficiently frustrated to phone or email to ask why nothing's happened, and only then do they act.

The Realities of Retail: 'This Is My Proper Job!'

Nola Chesworth | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Working in retail doesn't make you uneducated or unambitious. Just because someone spends their day in a shop rather than an office, a classroom, a courtroom, a hospital, a museum, a library, or a lecture theatre doesn't mean they are incapable of working in any of these places, they have just chosen not to.

How Your High Street Can Be a Garden, a Promenade, and a Stage

Julian Dobson | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
Julian Dobson

How can a town grow its own high street, with little or no help from outside? A century ago that would have been a strange question: every town's high street had grown more or less organically and was an expression of the industry and resources of the locality.