The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said official retail figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today, suggest that April was a month of two halves for retailers, with sales growth picking up later in the month when temperatures finally started to lift.
Sainsbury’s has announced the regional winners of its Great British Beer Hunt, with more than 150 beers from 70 breweries across the UK judged by Sainsbury’s customers and beer experts.
Latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 12 May 2013, confirm the polarisation of the grocery market with excellent performances from Aldi and Waitrose.
Sainsbury’s has announced that its partnership with Remploy to help people into work has reached a new landmark, securing its 200th recruit.
Marks and Spencer (M&S) has reported a drop in profits, with pre-tax profit falling to £564.3m for the year to 30 March, down from £658m last year.
New research from IGD has shown that the UK food and grocery convenience market is set to be worth £46.2bn by 2018, increasing by nearly a third (29.8%) from its current value of £35.6bn.
Sainsbury’s has announced that it is extending its Taste the Difference range by launching ten new chilled, gourmet ready meals.
The Subway brand has announced the opening of its first UK store in partnership with Ireland’s leading independent forecourt retailer, Applegreen.
Waitrose has announced that nearly 1,000 members of staff took a day out last week to promote healthy eating in schools to almost 15,000 pupils.
Latest figures from the BRC/Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor have shown that the national town centre vacancy rate in the UK was 11.9% in April 2013, the highest rate since the survey began in July 2011.