All articles by Pamela Kokoszka

Pamela Kokoszka

Aldi UK reports strong Christmas sales increase

Discount supermarket chain Aldi sold almost £1bn of goods in December following the retailer’s ‘busiest-ever’ week in the run-up to Christmas.

Dunelm predicts £70m profit for the first half of 2019

UK homewares retailer Dunelm reported a 9% like-for-like growth in revenue to £282.5m for the 13-week period ending 29 December 2018.

Takeback Wednesday: 80% of shoppers predicted to return their unwanted gifts

A new research from Royal Mail revealed returns in January are expected to increase by 30% on the first working day of 2019, compared to the average number of return parcels per day in December.

Ebay, Amazon and Argos reveal their most popular toys for Christmas 2018

In the run-up to Christmas, three of UK retailers share their predictions on most popular toys this Christmas. How much will UK households spend on treating their children this holiday season?

Biggest influencers in retail tech: The top companies and individuals to follow

GlobalData research has found the top retail influencers, companies and keywords based on their performance and engagement online.

Ocado ends ‘transformative’ 2018 with 12% sales increase

Ocado has reported a 12% increase to £390.70m in sales for the 13-week period ending 2 December compared to 11.5% increase recorded in the previous year.

Laura Ashley continues store closures as it focuses on Chinese growth

Laura Ashley is reportedly set to further reduce the number of UK stores as it concentrates on expanding its presence in Asia.

AI in retail: Survey finds most UK retailers investing in AI customer service

As the high streets continue to struggle, with store sales dropping to the lowest levels for a decade, retailers invest in AI to attract customers this Christmas.

Losses at Dixons Carphone reach £440m in six months

Dixons Carphone reported a £440m loss in its interim results for the 26 weeks ending on 27 October, compared to a £54m loss last year.

Amazon to open its first UK’s checkout-free store in London

Amazon reportedly plans to open its first UK’s checkout-free store in West London.