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Bond boosts cinema spending as consumer demand drives retail recovery

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Consumers starting their Christmas shopping earlier than usual amid concern over supply chain shortages and rising prices helped to drive a recovery in UK retail sales last month, industry figures show. The British R...

British Land bets on open-air retail parks to lure shoppers after Covid

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The property group British Land is looking to acquire more out-of-town retail parks, as it expects consumers will still want to shop at open-air locations that are accessible by car even after pandemic lockdown measur...

British retail sales fall unexpectedly in August – business live

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Christmas shortage fears push up retail sales in Great Britain

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A rush to beat Christmas shortages gave retailers a boost in November, according to official figures that showed sales jumped 1.4% on the previous month. Fears that supply chain hold-ups would limit stocks of festive ...

London stock market review does nothing for private retail investors

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“It makes no sense to have a theoretically perfect listing regime if in practice users increasingly choose other venues,” says Lord Hill in the introduction to his report on how to shake up London’s stock market listi...

Next retail store workers win first stage of fight for equal pay

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Shop workers at Next have won the first stage in a fight for equal pay that could lead to a pay out of up to £100m. More than 400 mainly female workers in the fashion and homewares retailer’s stores say they are paid ...

People are returning to the high street, but the retail crash has changed it beyond recognition

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As what we now call non-essential retail reopens in England, the return of crowds to our high streets will presumably be hailed as a moment of unbridled collective joy: a great national pastime restored, money at last...

Petrol shortage: customers still panic-buying, says fuel retail boss

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Customers are still panic-buying petrol across the country with filling stations emptied within hours, the chair of the Petrol Retailers Association has said, as a Conservative MP urged the army to start deliveries to...

Retail entrepreneur Philip Day backs deal to keep Peacocks afloat

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Multimillioniare Philip Day has backed a deal to keep his Peacocks fashion chain afloat – saving 2,000 jobs and just under half of the chain’s 423 stores. The deal comes after more than 200 Peacocks stores closed with...

Retail sales fall as UK hospitality reopening hits food spending – business live

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Retail sales in Great Britain fall amid supply chain disruption

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Retail sales in Great Britain fell unexpectedly in August amid severe supply chain disruption and as consumers switched more of their spending from supermarkets to pubs and restaurants after the easing of pandemic res...

Retail sales in Great Britain fall as Omicron keeps shoppers away

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Spending by consumers in Great Britain dropped by almost 4% in December as the arrival of the Omicron variant kept people away from the shops, official figures show. In a key month for retailers, sales volumes dropped...

Retail sales in Great Britain fall as people focus on dining out

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Retail sales across Great Britain fell 1.4% last month as the government’s loosening of pandemic restrictions led to a drop in food shopping and an increase in eating and drinking in restaurants and bars. The Office f...

Retail sales in Great Britain fall as people turn to dining out

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Retail sales in Great Britain suffered a sharp unexpected fall in July after a mini-boom during football’s European Championship a month earlier, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said ...

Retail sales rise as Christmas shopping starts early in Great Britain

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Retail sales in Great Britain rose for the first time in six months in October as consumers started their Christmas shopping earlier than usual to avoid missing out if there was a shortage of goods. The total volume o...

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