The number of retailers going into administration during 2013 fell by 6% overall compared to the year before though there was a marked upturn during the final quarter of the year.
Thu, 02 Jan, 2014
Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones has relaunched camera chain Jessops – two months after it was forced from the high street.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2013
British supermarket Morrisons has bought 49 shops from failed DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster in Britain as it steps up plans to expand its convenience business.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013
Another 164 UK stores at DVD and games rental firm Blockbuster are to shut, administrators for the chain announced today.
Wed, 13 Feb, 2013
The fashion chain Republic is expected to fall into administration today, putting 1,000 UK jobs at risk.
Retailers in the UK weathered the snowstorms that swept Britain last month after sales were boosted by shoppers tempted out with new year offers and promotions, figures showed today.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2013
Staff at collapsed music and entertainment chain HMV used the company’s official Twitter account to announce their own “mass execution” as administrators axed nearly 190 jobs.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013
Attempts to salvage music chain HMV will continue this week as attention turns to the prospect of a new stock deal with suppliers.
Sun, 27 Jan, 2013
Britain’s battered retail sector saw a fall in the number of shoppers last month despite a last-minute surge in the week before Christmas, figures have revealed.
Mon, 21 Jan, 2013
Collapsed DVD and games rental firm Blockbuster is to close 129 of its 528 British stores in the coming weeks and make 760 of its 4,190 employees redundant, its administrator confirmed today.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013
Bosses at stricken retail chain HMV today said they were “convinced” they can secure a future for the business despite collapsing into administration after poor Christmas sales.
Tue, 15 Jan, 2013
HMV shares have been suspended from trading on the London Stock Exchange, with the news that the company has appointed administrators.
Entertainment store HMV has become the latest high street casualty as it called in administrators.
Up to 300 jobs are at risk here as music retailer HMV last night announced it is to go into administration.
HMV’s new boss yesterday warned that the entertainment group is in talks with banks over its future following worse-than-expected trading in the run-up to Christmas.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
HMV’s new boss today warned the entertainment group is in talks with banks over its future following worse-than-expected trading in the run-up to Christmas.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012
Dominic Prendergast has been appointed as managing director of Clerys department store, with immediate effect.
Tue, 06 Nov, 2012
Camera retailer Jessops today signalled further progress in its recovery plan as it reported a 3% rise in like-for-like sales over Christmas.
Tue, 18 Jan, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index struggled to make headway today in spite of a raft of broker upgrades and signs of life in the DIY sector.
Wed, 27 May, 2009
Positive broker comment lifted media and water companies today as the FTSE 100 Index clung on to recent gains.
Fears of an end to the recent rally in banking shares were allayed today following further gains for Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2009
A turbulent session for world markets left the FTSE 100 Index at its lowest level for more than three years tonight.
Mon, 29 Sep, 2008
Shares in Jessops surged today after the under-pressure camera retailer unveiled a deal to provide crucial long-term funding.
The FTSE 100 Index slipped below the 5000 barrier today after another gruelling session for top-flight banking shares.
The FTSE 100 Index dived more than 2% for the second successive session today as a fresh wave of economic gloom hit stocks.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2008
Fears over the US financial sector sent blue chips more than 2% lower today in another turbulent session for the London market.
Tue, 15 Jul, 2008
Camera retailer Jessops today said it was on a sounder footing after efforts to improve margins helped compensate for a sharp fall in sales.
Thu, 29 May, 2008
Camera retailer Jessops said today it was confident of rebuilding profits after slashing stock levels under a restructuring plan.
Wed, 26 Mar, 2008
Struggling camera chain Jessops today announced plans to axe 550 jobs and close 81 stores in a bid to revive the store.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2007
The FTSE 100 Index saw another volatile day of trading today as it swung between gains and losses after further fears over the health of the US economy spooked investors.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2007
The London market gave back early gains to plunge further in the red today after more fears over the health of the US economy sparked a fresh wave of selling.
The FTSE 100 Index has continued to plunge deeper into negative territory, closing down more than 100 points for the second day in a row.
Wed, 28 Feb, 2007
BANKING giant Barclays is preparing to sell part of its Barclaycard credit card business in a bid to cut its exposure to bad debts, it was reported today.
Mon, 19 Feb, 2007
Weaker property and pharmaceutical stocks ensured the London market finished an uncertain session in negative territory today.
Mon, 08 Jan, 2007
The London market made tentative progress today after Next and British Airways experienced an upbeat start to the week.
Jessops became the latest retailer to feel the impact of a bad Christmas today after sales stalled at its photographic stores.
Photographic retailer Jessops said today it was taking a cautious view on trading prospects this Christmas.
Thu, 30 Nov, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index backed away from the 6000 mark today as miners suffered at the hands of weakening metal prices.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2006
The FTSE 100 Index circled around the 6000 barrier today as investors took courage from another strong session in New York.
Photographic retailer Jessops today said its sales performance had been hit by a surprise softening in its market over the past two months.
Following a positive start to trading the London market was back in the red today as profit taking at a number of blue chips and the threat of higher interest rates offset a recovery in the mining sector.
Wed, 17 May, 2006
Camera specialist Jessops impressed the markets with its snapshot of trading today as it prepared for life without the executive who led it through the digital revolution.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2006
Photographic specialist Jessops today confirmed the roll out of a digital photo processing service to more than 200 stores.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2006
The London market’s strong start to the year stalled today as a lack of corporate data left it without direction.
Mon, 09 Jan, 2006
A big week for the retail sector began positively today as healthy Christmas sales at camera specialist Jessops sparked investor interest in the owner of Dixons.
Photographic specialist Jessops celebrated a buoyant Christmas today after digital cameras again proved to be one of the “must-buys” of the season.
Photographic specialist Jessops today reported bottom-line profits of £5.9m (€8.6m) but said like-for-like sales were down after the growth in demand for digital cameras waned.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2005
News of a pick-up in trading at high street chain Woolworths provided a much-needed boost to a string of top-flight retail stocks today.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2005
Fresh retail misery gave investors an excuse to bank profits today, leaving the London market in the red for the second session in a row.
Tue, 10 May, 2005
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