Monthly Archives: May 2013

Meadowhall Introduces Virtual Gift Cards

Posted on 31 May, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

British Land has announced that Meadowhall, Yorkshire's leading retail destination, has become one of the world's first shopping centres to offer virtual gift cards. Shoppers at Meadowhall can now buy dedicated digital ‘V-Cards' that are redeemable... Read More

Portas Pilots Struggling to Make Positive Impact

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

It has been a year since Queen of Shops Mary Portas was asked for her suggestions to turn around the poor performance of the nation’s town centres. Following Ms Portas’ review, 12 towns across the country were awarded the status of “Portas Pilot... Read More

Czech Market Tipped to Remain Strong

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Commercial property investment in the Czech Republic reached €237 million (£203 million) in the first three months of 2013. This figure represents a 12-fold increase from the same period in 2012, when only one transaction closed. Petr etr Sulc, head... Read More

Job Cuts at Big Four Banks Revealed

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

The financial crisis took a lasting toll on British business, with experts from the retail and leisure industries consistently reporting low consumer confidence as a result of dwindling household incomes. However, the service sector also felt strong... Read More

Newsagents Battle against Mini Supermarket Boom

Posted on 30 May, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

The traditional high street newsagent is battling for survival as supermarket giants push into the convenience store market, according to the boss of Britain’s largest chain of managed convenience stores and newsagents. Britain’s largest food... Read More

Scottish Commercial Property Market on Slow Road to Recovery

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

The Scottish commercial property market is continuing its slow recovery according to the latest figures. CBRE’s quarterly MarketView reveals that, while Scotland continues to lag behind then rest of the UK, property returns rose to 0.2 per cent during Q1... Read More

The Simpsons are Coming to Town

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Misc

The Simpsons is one of the longest running scripted shows on television and is still going strong after 25 seasons. But have you ever wanted to be a part of The Simpsons? Visit Moe’s Tavern, enjoy a Krusty Burger and wash everything down with a Duff Beer?... Read More

US Commercial Property Insurance on the Rise

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

The results of Goldman Sach's semi-annual Insurance Pricing Survey for 2013 have been released, and they indicate that US providers are continuing to charge increased prices for commercial property cover. The survey has been in existence since 1988. It... Read More

Rival Bids for Little Chef could see Brand Disappear

Posted on 29 May, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

For 55 years now, Little Chef has been an established stop for drivers, with restaurants lining motorways and A roads nationwide. However, turnaround specialists RCapital have warned that the brand may soon disappear forever after failing to find a buyer... Read More

One in Five Shops Forecast to Close by 2018

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The rise of internet shopping has caused severe problems on the high street as more consumers turn from traditional shopping methods in favour of having their items delivered straight to their doors. Now a new report has revealed the repercussions of this... Read More