Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.
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Friday 08 August 2008
The British Retail Consortium has urged landlords to offer monthly rents to all retailers, as the campaign to switch from quarterly rental payments in advance to monthly transactions gathers pace.
Monday 21 July 2008
The high street chains taking on their landlords' rental policies could benefit from sharply falling demand for commercial prop-erty, particularly in the retail sector.
Friday 11 July 2008
The high profile launch of Apple's new iPhone was hit by problems today when computer problems prevented customers buying the gadget.
Friday 11 July 2008
Shoppers will flock to 1,250 stores across Britain today in search of the new 3G iPhone, Apple's combined music player, phone and internet browser. Many will be disappointed.
Wednesday 18 June 2008
The budget for the London Olympics – which was £2.4bn in 2005 but is now £9.3bn – could yet be overwhelmed by a "perfect storm" of soaring construction prices, plunging demand for housing and an increase in terror threats to the 2012 Games, according to a new report by a City troubleshooter. The £1bn contingency budget for the games may be "inadequate" because of increasing building costs, the credit crunch, slow security planning and delays in agreeing the Games' long-term legacy, Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross said.
Sunday 15 June 2008
As can be judged from the exclusive interview on these pages, it has not taken long for Boris Johnson to get his feet under the 2012 Olympic table – and start thumping it, which could put him on a collision course with Games planners and the Government. When the new mayor chaired his first meeting of the Olympic Board last week he made it clear there will be a tightening of belts and purse strings, indicating that some planning had been "pretty unrealistic and would have cost taxpayers a lot of money". Closer to home he is reducing the number of City Hall delegates travelling to Beijing, and like himself they will be flying economy. He is also scrapping plans for 18 Gordon Ramsay-trained chefs to provide gourmet catering at 2012's Beijing hospitality base, London House. Johnson is setting up a unit of business experts to help make the Games cost-effective. The Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross has already been brought in to keep an eye on the costs, and we hear that Lord Michael Heseltine, aka "Tarzan", Johnson's predecessor as Tory MP for Henley, is favoured to play akey role on this new Games watchdog body.
Friday 13 June 2008
Monday 09 June 2008
Tesco is due to publish a first-quarter update tomorrow and despite evidence of declining sales performance, analysts expect the company to report a solid start to the year in the UK.
Monday 02 June 2008
The communications retailer Carphone Warehouse is stepping up its offensive on the wireless communications market tomorrow by launching an expanded free laptop with broadband offer.
Friday 16 May 2008
John Browett, the new chief executive of DSG International, is to slash the company's dividend, close underperforming stores and try to improve customer service as he attempts to transform the fortunes of the Currys and PC World-owner.
Sunday 11 May 2008
Friday 09 May 2008
Wednesday 16 April 2008
Carphone Warehouse's share price dropped by 13 per cent yesterday as investors were spooked by a year-end trading statement with missed revenue predictions and net debt levels 30 per cent above forecasts.
Saturday 22 March 2008
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more