Monthly Archives: August 2013

Liverpool Retail Development Given Green Light

Posted on 31 August, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

There are promising signs of recovery in the retail industry following several years of recession, with consumer confidence beginning to climb once more and a number of exciting developments in the pipeline across the country. One such project is the Great... Read More

Pubs Must Embrace Digital Technology to Survive

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

In most areas of British industry, especially those geared towards consumerism, advancements in technology now play a vital role in day to day business. Retailers have widely embraced online shopping and “click and collect” services to meet the demands of... Read More

US Property Prices Fall as Interest Rates Rise

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

U.S. commercial property prices fell by a single percentage point in July from the previous month. Rising interest rates are blamed for increasing the cost of financing deals. The Green Street Commercial Property Price Index was four per cent higher... Read More

Bond Street to Undergo Major Makeover

Posted on 30 August, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

The wealthiest shopping street in Britain – Bond Street – is to undergo its first overhaul in 30 years as part of a drive to keep the area ahead of international shopping rivals in Hong Kong, Milan and New York. The new Bond Street Development... Read More

Hovis Workers Strike over Zero Hours Contracts

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The controversy surrounding zero hours contracts rages on, with yet another major employer dragged in to the mix. This week, Premier Foods has been forced into the spotlight after staff at its Hovis bakery in Wigan made the decision to take strike action over... Read More

Loyalty Taken to the Next Level at Nando’s

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Business News

Nando’s has taken the UK by storm over the last few years. It’s a bit like Marmite; you are either obsessed with it or can take it or leave it. For those of us who love Nando’s, a visit isn’t complete unless you get a chicken stamp on your cardboard... Read More

US Commercial Development Rebound Expected Next Year

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

An anticipated rebound in commercial real estate development in the United States has fallen flat in 2013, and it may be 2014 before it gains momentum, according to research from Citigroup Inc. Public sector budgets at the state level have been... Read More

Oxford Street Gets Fashion Week Endorsement

Posted on 29 August, 2013 by Neil Bird under Business News

Recently it was reported that Oxford Street is on course to smash the £5 billion sales barrier by the end of the year. Yesterday there was a further boost for the street when leading figures from the fashion industry endorsed it as one of the greatest... Read More

Nationwide puts Brakes on SME Lending

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

It is reported that Nationwide, one of the UK’s largest building societies, has made the decision to delay the launch of its SME lending programme. Vince Cable is critical of the 'Capital Taliban' According to the Financial Times, this decision was... Read More

Co-op Finally Makes a Move into the Online Grocery Market

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Business News

The Co-op has become the last major British retailer to move into the online grocery sector, announcing plans for a trial delivery service. The four trial schemes, which will each test a different delivery method, are an attempt by the mutually owned... Read More