Floor coverings retailer Carpetright today said its recent sales revival had been cut short by Britain’s three-week heatwave.
Mothercare said it was on a “firmer footing” today after jettisoning loss-making stores and posting better-than-expected sales figures.
The boss of baby products retailer Mothercare today insisted its turnaround plan was on track despite struggling to attract Christmas shoppers.
B&Q owner Kingfisher today said the wettest summer in 100 years cost the group £30m (€37.5m) in profit as demand for gardening and outdoor maintenance plunged.
Fears over the future of JJB Sports intensified yesterday after the retailer said it had failed to secure the funds needed to overhaul its stores.
London’s leading shares index finished the week on a high after bullish comments from analysts helped lift some of the gloom over the banking sector.
Debenhams has reported stronger sales growth as customers sought bargains in the post-holiday clearance and responded to a new marketing campaign.
Marks & Spencer said today that it would roll out more discounts in a bid to pull in customers after weak homewares sales dragged on its Christmas performance.
The London market’s longest losing streak in nine years looked set to continue today after fresh eurozone debt fears eroded confidence.
Currys and PC World owner Dixons Retail rose above the troubles of rivals Comet and Best Buy today by posting an improved UK performance.
Mothercare will mark a rare achievement in the UK retail sector this week as it passes its 50th anniversary.
Supermarket giant Tesco revealed a fourth-quarter sales slump today as it admitted it missed UK growth targets.
DEPARTMENT store chain Debenhams overcame a challenging winter for retailers as it revealed a “pleasing” performance for half-year sales.
Department store chain Debenhams overcame a challenging winter for retailers today as it revealed a “pleasing” performance for half-year sales.
John Lewis revealed sales declined for a second week in a row today as the British high street bellwether added to fears over consumer confidence.
UK retailer John Lewis revealed sales declined for a second week in a row today as the high street bellwether added to fears over consumer confidence.
Floor coverings firm Carpetright dealt a major blow to profit expectations today after seeing little respite from grim trading conditions.
DEPARTMENT store Debenhams lost around €36 million in sales because of the snowy conditions.
Department store Debenhams today said it had not been blown off course by the weather despite losing an estimated £30m (€36m) of sales to the snow.
IRELAND is not in great shape, according to the new chief executive of M&S.
High street retailers Mothercare and Boots today announced a deal to collaborate on an exclusive range of clothing and accessories to be sold through Boots stores.
Floor coverings chain Carpetright today said it is on track to smash half-year profit forecasts after enjoying a fresh jump in sales.
Struggling retail chain JJB Sports was today finalising plans to raise £100m (€109m) from investors.
Sports World owner Sports Direct International today raised its annual earnings forecast after enjoying a jump in sales during the summer.
Shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher got an unscheduled boost today after it emerged the company racked up better-than-forecast half-year profits.
JD Sports Fashion revealed another strong performance today after sales growth accelerated in the eight weeks to the end of last month.
Babycare retailer Mothercare today unveiled a fresh rise in sales but warned margins will come under pressure from the falling value of sterling.
Woolworths vowed to rescue sales in time for Christmas today after the struggling high street chain plunged deeper into the red.
Babycare retailer Mothercare rounded off its three-year turnaround strategy by revealing a better-than-expected rise in annual profits today.
Struggling fashion chain French Connection issued a third profits warning in 18 months today as it conceded its controversial lesbian kiss advertising campaign had failed to win over shoppers.
Soaring internet sales took their toll on Waterstone’s owner HMV today as more shoppers in the UK opted to buy Christmas presents online rather than on the high street.
With an advertising blitz featuring celebrities such as 60s supermodel Twiggy, M&S has poured millions into one of its biggest campaigns yet.
THE Bank of England faced calls for further interest rate cuts last night after a key survey showed the British high street suffered its worst July in a decade.
Floor coverings group Carpetright today reported a “tough” January sale in the UK and Ireland and said trading in all its markets had been subdued.
JD Sports owner John David Group today cheered investors with signs that a turnaround drive was shaping up the British business.
The crisis at Marks & Spencer claimed a string of top management jobs today as the embattled retailer revealed trading had become even more difficult.
British retailer Woolworths today said poor weather had failed to dampen trading as it reported a 1% rise in like-for-like sales at its high street stores.
Shares in Marks & Spencer surged 4% today amid speculation that a £10bn (€15bn) bidding battle for the retailer was set to break out.
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