All articles by Deborah Williams

  1. Brexit deters consumers spend for Halloween 2019: GlobalData report

    Brexit has curbed consumer spend for Halloween 2019, with a forecasted growth of just 0.6%, compared to 2.0% in 2018,…
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    28 Oct
  2. UK retail employment falls by 85,000 in Q3: BRC report

    UK retail employment has fallen by 85,000 people in the third quarter 2019,  a year-on-year fall of 2.8%, according to…
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    25 Oct
  3. How the UK’s 5p plastic bag levy has changed consumer shopping habits

    The mandatory 5p plastic bag levy has changed the way British consumers shop, with 78% saying they now reuse plastic…
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    24 Oct
  4. British high street closures and rescues: Top five round-up

    The first half of 2019 saw 2,868  British store closures, the highest number in five years and up more than…
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    22 Oct
  5. Thomas Cook: Sale of entire UK retail estate announced

    The official receiver and KPMG special managers have today announced that the UK’s largest independent travel agent Hays Travel Limited…
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    9 Oct
  6. Sainsbury’s and Argos rollout lanyards for hidden disability shoppers

    UK retailers Sainsbury’s and Argos have rolled out sunflower lanyards in all stores, for customers with hidden disabilities to help…
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    8 Oct
  7. E-commerce in China: A market overview

    The current state of e-commerce in China China has the most mobile users in the world and more e-commerce activity…
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    7 Oct
  8. Sports Direct prepares to close most House of Fraser stores this year

    UK retailer Sports Direct is reportedly getting ready to close almost all House of Fraser stores after the Christmas trading…
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    7 Oct
  9. UK retail sales decline for fifth consecutive month: CBI

    UK retail sales have declined for the fifth month in a row in the year to September, according to the…
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    26 Sep
  10. Sports Direct announces possible cash offer for Goals Soccer Centres

    UK retailer Sports Direct has today announced it made a possible cash offer on 5 September 2019 for football pitch…
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    23 Sep
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