Primark saw a 14 per cent increase in sales in the 16 weeks to 4 January
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Tuesday 01 March 2011
With analysts predicting "top of the range" figures on Thursday, Spirent Communications found itself on the FTSE 250's leaderboard last night after it was praised for its potential to benefit from developments in the world of telecommunications.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Primark, the discount fashion chain, has warned of a "noticeable slowdown" in UK consumer demand since the start of 2011, posted its weakest underlying sales growth for at least five years yesterday.
Monday 28 February 2011
More evidence of the squeeze on household budgets emerged today after the owner of Primark revealed a "noticeable" slowdown in UK consumer demand.
Friday 21 January 2011
Primark ratcheted up the pressure on rival retailers yesterday with a pledge to keep its prices down, even as other fashion chains warned of price increases to offset soaring costs.
Thursday 20 January 2011
Hattie Jacques is cooking Christmas dinner for family and friends, and it's not going entirely well. One of the turkeys has been burned and, as Hattie is giving the gravy a stir, the ash from her jutting cigarette drops into the saucepan. "Don't tell anyone about the secret ingredient," she hisses at the friend standing next to her, and quickly stirs it in. The subject of Stephen Russell's biopic Hattie – the latest in a line of BBC4 dramas about the private lives of television's early public figures – was the rather more interesting secret ingredient that Hattie was about to add to her marriage a live-in lover called John Schofield, who displaced John Le Mesurier from the marital bed and sent him into glum exile in the attic.
Sunday 16 January 2011
Beer sales will come into focus next week with updates from pub chain JD Wetherspoon and brewing giant SAB Miller.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Friday 07 January 2011
British Land has bought the Drake Circus shopping centre in Plymouth, above, for £240m from David Ross's Kandahar Real Estate. The 425,000-square-foot shopping centre was the largest asset in the Kandahar property group runby Carphone Warehouse'sco-founder David Ross.
Sunday 26 December 2010
Tuesday 30 November 2010
The discount fashion chain Primark achieved record takings of more than £820,000 at its flagship store in the West End of London on Saturday.
Monday 29 November 2010
H&M/Lanvin fever descended in London last week with a ferocity not seen since grown women flattened one another at the opening of the Primark store in Oxford Street three years ago.
Thursday 18 November 2010
The American fashion chain Forever 21 will open its first London branch in Oxford Street next year after acquiring the lease on a huge shop from the entertainment retailer HMV for nearly £14m. Forever 21 launched its first store in Birmingham's Bullring centre and in Dublin this month and hopes to create 100 outlets across Britain.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Friday 12 November 2010
Outlook Who would be a clothing retailer just now? Bad enough that the high street is right in the eye of the coming storm of the squeeze on consumer incomes, but retailers are also having to cope with surging input prices.
Friday 12 November 2010
The chief executive of New Look blamed the fashion retailer's sharpest fall in sales for two and a half years on the "deteriorating" trading conditions and the "disruption" caused by the relocation of staff from Weymouth to its London office this year.
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