As winter nights draw in, more of us will be sat in front of the telly, and tomorrow broadcaster ITV will update the City on how much advertisers have been paying to sell their wares through the goggleboxes of the nation.
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
Matalan, the fashion and homewares retailer, suffered a sharp fall in sales over Christmas after the heavy snow hampered shoppers' efforts to reach its out-of-town stores.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Two pushchair manufacturers have issued safety alerts after their prams trapped the fingers of some children and adults who used them.
Saturday 22 January 2011
Terrible winter weather and rising prices kept shoppers away from the high street and prompted the worst December retail sales on record, official figures revealed yesterday.
Friday 21 January 2011
Thursday 20 January 2011
Kesa Electricals has become the latest retailer to blame the snow for a profits warning after a "horrible" fall in festive sales at its Comet chain in the UK.
Saturday 15 January 2011
John Lewis has delivered its biggest weekly sales rise so far this financial year, as it benefited from a surge in shopper numbers ahead of the 4 January VAT rise.
Friday 14 January 2011
Some of the high street's biggest names unveiled falls in underlying festive trading yesterday, as last month's heavy snow and cautious consumers gave many chains a Christmas they will want to forget.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Marks & Spencer delivered robust Christmas trading after it benefited from customers trading up on food and clothing, although it lost up to £55m in sales because of the recent snow.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
The full impact of last month's snow on festive trading was laid bare yesterday in a key survey, as the department store chain Debenhams said it lost £30m of sales to the weather.
Monday 10 January 2011
Department store House of Fraser has beaten rival John Lewis by posting an 8.5 per cent rise in underlying sales over the festive period – the second year running it has broken records.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Department store chain House of Fraser announced record seasonal trading today despite the impact of December's Arctic weather on pre-Christmas sales.
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