Tag: sales

Tech Dominates April Retail Sales

Tech dominates April retail sales
Posted on 1 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy

New figures from Hammerson’s Retail Tracker, HART, have revealed that technology sales across UK shopping centres had an overall 0.4% uplift in sales in April. It outperformed BRC’s latest figures which saw like-for-like sales down -0.9% for the... Read More

Surprising Retail Sales Growth in January 2016

Surprising Retail Sales Growth in January 2016
Posted on 10 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Despite an uneventful Christmas period, the New Year saw sales in UK retail rise by 2.6%, surpassing the figure in January last year, the British Retail Consortium reports. Sales were up by 3.3% compared to the 1.6% increase in January 2015, which is... Read More

The Uncertain Future of High Street Retail

The uncertain future of high street retail
Posted on 18 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

The Uncertain Future of High Street Retail High Street stores have always been there when we need them. If you ever need a DVD, video game, greeting card or item of clothing, you could guarantee a successful acquisition when you visit a shop in your... Read More

Retailers warned of Cost of Early Discounting

Posted on 2 December, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Retailers are this week in high spirits after a bumper Black Friday which saw the Christmas trading season get off to a strong start. Unfortunately, though, the good mood may not last long after the bells ring in the New Year and they must examine the impact... Read More

New Store openings contribute to Next profit forecast hike

Posted on 29 July, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Although news from the retail industry has been somewhat gloomy of late following a very strong start to the year, clothing and footwear retailers have enjoyed a resurgence in trade thanks to the warm summer weather and higher optimism amongst consumers... Read More

Manchester City Tower Sale exceeds Asking Price

Posted on 16 June, 2014 by Neil Bird under Commercial Sales and Lets

One of the tallest buildings in Manchester has been sold for £7m above the asking price. City Tower, in Piccadilly Gardens, was placed on the market earlier this year for £125m and immediately attracted interest from potential buyers. In April it was... Read More

New Stores contribute to Strong Results for Dunelm Mill

Posted on 5 April, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

A number of retailers have implemented expansion plans of late as consumer confidence recovers. This tactic has certainly worked for home wares retailer Dunelm Mill, which has seen an impressive 9.9 per cent growth in revenue to £195.4 million in the last... Read More

UK Business Confidence hits 20 Year High

Posted on 8 January, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

According to three major business surveys, UK companies have now reached highs in business confidence not seen for 20 years, with the majority of firms surveyed believing they will be able to grow sales, profits and exports in the next 12... Read More

High Street Boost Indicates End of Recession is Near

Posted on 22 October, 2012 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

The past few years have been tough for most British families. Rising inflation, mounting numbers of people unable to find work and the high cost of everyday items have left many consumers out of pocket and struggling to make ends... Read More

Amazon in Biggest US Commercial Real Estate Deal of the Year

Posted on 12 October, 2012 by Neil Bird under Worldwide Property News

Amazon, the world’s largest internet retailer, is to pay over $1 billion to secure the purchase of its Seattle headquarters. The price paid to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, for the 1.8 million square feet of office space, is the highest ever paid in... Read More