UK Shops

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....

'What We Have Here Is A Ticking Time Bomb'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

Theo Paphitis has called for a 2% sales tax to be imposed on shopkeepers and online retailers in order to save British high streets. The ex-Dragons...

'Pricing Cars Out Of City Centres Can Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

Shoppers should be priced out of their cars in city centres and encouraged to use public transport, transport minister Norman Baker has said. Spea...

Guess What Is Replacing Empty High Street Shops?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

Betting shops and cafes are popping up to replace empty shop stands, while the number of empty units on British high streets has remained roughly the ...

Why Are Furniture Shops Being Investigated?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

Six high street carpet and furniture retailers are under investigation for using artificially high prices to exaggerate sales and price cuts. This...