UK Shops

Why Tesco's Former Chief May Not Get Away With His £10m Pay-Off...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK

Tesco's former chief executive Philip Clarke may be forced to give back some of his estimated £10m pay-off as the supermarket tries to recover from i...

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...

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...

How Massive Are John Lewis Staff Bonuses This Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that more than 90,000 staff are set to get a bonus worth 15% of salary from a pot of £202.5 million after th...

Argos, Currys And PC World All Had A VERY Good Christmas

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Argos revealed its best Christmas performance for more than 10 years while Dixons saw sales "took off like a rocket" over the festive period. Argos...

LOOK: The Most Absurd Horsemeat Scandal Moments

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

A year ago, Britain was in the throes of a horsemeat crisis, as food investigators found the stuff in much beloved supermarket treats. Irish food i...

Where Did The Expected Christmas Shopping Rush Go?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Christmas high street shopping rush thinned out again last year after footfall in December dropped 3.7% compared with 2012 as consumers increasing...

Which Supermarkets Had A Terrible Christmas?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Tesco, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer have suffered sharp declines in sales after a "very challenging" Christmas for the supermarket sector. Industr...

Next Had A VERY Good Christmas

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Fashion chain Next joined the list of Christmas retail winners as it said sales over the festive season had been "significantly" better than expected....

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...

The Dignity In Serving

Michelle Holmes | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

From teachers, carers, nurses and doctors, street sweepers, sales assistants and the like, working in service is an exchange of energy as old as civilisation. Serving one another in some way is a natural human instinct that we all have inside of us and can deliver on daily basis through our individual talents.

Too Many Chavs Are Coming For Free Waitrose Coffee, Shoppers Rage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

Waitrose customers are up in arms over concerns that a loyalty card scheme offering people a free tea or coffee is attracting the sort of customers wh...

WATCH: The Worst UK Boxing Day Sales Stampedes

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

The Boxing Day sales are a shopping bonanza that are much awaited by bargain-hunters, who are normally found queuing outside stores each year for hour...

Here's Where To Get The Best Boxing Day Deals

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Shoppers are swarming to the high street for the Boxing Day sales as they hunt down the best cut-price post-Christmas goods.. You can expect the u...

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...

Do Food Banks Have a Silver Lining?

Alastair Sloan | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Here's a cracking social enterprise model - big name retailers need to get rid of old stock at minimal cost - so they give it to a "social" supermarket who only sells to those living locally, on welfare and at significant discount.

Blockbuster To Close With 1,200 Jobs Lost

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Blockbuster is set to end its DVD and games rentals from this weekend as its 153 remaining stores face the axe with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs. ...

Asa Bennett

#BlackFriday Hits Oxford Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Black Friday on Oxford Street has been saved from being an outright anticlimax by Sony, who have successfully hijacked it for the launch of their Play...

Here's Where To Get The Best Black Friday Deals

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Black Friday, the biggest shopping day in America's retail calendar, is set to hit Britain's shops this Friday as store bosses plan offers as high as ...

Buy Your Christmas Presents Before It's Too Late, Warn Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK

Shoppers have been urged to do their shopping sooner rather than waiting for pre-Christmas sales, as experts warn that retailers have been cautious an...

Tweeters Have Mixed Up Not Just John Lewis With Real People...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

John Lewis has caused a stir with its much-awaited Christmas ad for 2013 with people rushing to express their thoughts to "@JohnLewis" on Twitter. ...

Primark Says It's Illegal To Photograph This 'Mr Christmas' Jumper

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

A shopper was banned from a Primark store for taking a photograph of a Christmas jumper, with a manager telling her that it was "against the law". ...

What Will Brits Be Buying This Halloween?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

Halloween 2013 is set to be bigger and scarier than ever as British shoppers flock to snap up spooky goodies to celebrate this October. According t...

How Many City Centre Shops Are Closing Each DAY?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Politics

Town centre shops closed at a rate of 18 a day over the first half of the year, despite signs of improvement in the wider economy, research has shown....