Footfall ‘continues downwards trajectory’ in August

Posted 11th September |
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‘Cautious consumers are holding back on discretionary spending and not heading out to the shops’

Ferguson to demerge Wolseley UK operations

Posted 5th September |
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The group said the demerger will ‘enable Wolseley UK to focus exclusively on customers in the UK market’

Retail sales take a downturn in August

Posted 5th September |
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Household appliance sales saw a rise in like-for-like sales last month, while furniture sales dropped

‘Worrying’ number of retailers unprepared for future

Posted 3rd September |
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A third admitted to having no business transformation strategy in place for changing consumer habits and digital technology

Weak spending and ‘stiff competition’ keep prices down

Posted 2nd September |
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Prices in the DIY, furniture and electricals categories were below previous years, the BRC said

Tile Mountain introduces National Living Wage for staff

Posted 27th August |
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‘It’s good to see Tile Mountain encouraging loyalty and providing a fair wage for employees,’ said Leighanne Farrand, pictured

Tile and stone distributor buys British Ceramic Tile

Posted 22nd August |
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Al Murad has acquired the intellectual property assets of BCT, including the National Tile Week brand

Vacancy rate ‘worst in over four years’, says BRC

Posted 15th August |
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Footfall also saw its worst decline for July since 2012, but retail parks continued to fare better than other shopping destinations

Retailers come together to demand Chancellor ‘fix business taxation’

Posted 13th August |
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Screwfix and B&Q are among the companies that have signed the letter to Chancellor Sajid Javid

Retail sales remain flat in July after ‘worst June on record’

Posted 12th August |
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Over the three months to July, non-food retail sales dropped by 2% on a like-for-like basis, the BRC said

FIESTA puts out ‘urgent’ appeal to furniture manufacturers

Posted 5th August |
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The organisation is calling on manufacturers to ‘financially support vital work needed’ to renew an apprenticeship standard

Howdens sees uplift in UK revenue for first half of 2019

Posted 1st August |
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The group said it has taken a ‘number of measures’ in preparation for a no-deal Brexit

Non-food prices see sharp decline in July

Posted 1st August |
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Shoppers continue to be cautious about their spending, causing retailers to use price discounts to attract customers

Travis Perkins details future for Wickes as stand-alone business

Posted 31st July |
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The group said the demerger of Wickes is a ‘key component’ of its strategy to focus on trade customers

Egger Group reports increase in turnover for 2018/19

Posted 29th July |
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However, adjusted EBITDA declined by 4.7% for the 2018/2019 financial year


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