Shop prices fell at their fastest rate on record in December, in a sign of intense competition on the high street over the crucial Christmas trading period.
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Friday 06 May 2011
Poundstretcher has stepped in to salvage Alworths, dubbed the "son of Woolworths", which tumbled into administration in March.
Sunday 01 May 2011
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Saturday 09 April 2011
Our congratulations to the 16 personal assistants named yesterday on the shortlist for the Hays PA of the Year Award.
Thursday 07 April 2011
The fragile state of the UK economic recovery was underlined today after Halfords and Carpetright served a double dose of retail woe.
Saturday 02 April 2011
Kate Watson-Smyth cooks up a culinary shopping list for gadget-loving foodies
Saturday 02 April 2011
The prospect of Victrex becoming a bid target was highlighted yesterday as positive broker comments helped the high-tech plastics company to surge up the mid-tier index.
Saturday 19 March 2011
John Lewis Partnership, the group behind the eponymous department store and grocer Waitrose, has reached its target of raising £50m through a bond issue more than three weeks ahead of its final deadline.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Debenhams moved closer to reinstating its dividend yesterday after it posted a resilient set of half-year sales and profits, despite the dire weather before Christmas and lower footfall on the high street since early January.
Thursday 10 March 2011
John Lewis is looking to extend its online home-delivery service to 27 countries, including the US and Australia, by August, the group behind the department-store chain said yesterday as it delivered a 20 per cent jump in pre-tax profits.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Thousands of John Lewis partners were today celebrating a bonus windfall worth nearly two months' pay as the company defied a gloomy spell for retailers.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Sunday 06 March 2011
Saturday 05 March 2011
Employees at the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) are expected to toast an annual bonus payment of at least 15 per cent of salary when the retail group unveils its full-year results on Wednesday.
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