According to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), supermarkets have responded to calls to make pricing clearer and simpler for shoppers.
The organisers of the London Wine Fair (LWF) are partnering with the team behind London Cocktail Week to launch the inaugural London Wine Week – a unique seven day celebration of London’s restaurants, bars and wine merchants.
Latest data from the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index has shown shop prices reported annual deflation for the seventh consecutive month in November, slowing to 0.3% from the 0.5% decline reported in October.
It has been reported that the chancellor is set to boost firms and high streets by announcing a cap on business rate increases in Thursday’s Autumn Statement.
Tesco has reported a 1.5% fall in like-for-like sales (excl VAT and fuel) in the 13 weeks to November 23, with the decline attributed to a weaker grocery market.
Latest figures from the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor show like-for-like retail sales in November up 0.6% on the previous year.
Preventing under-age sales and proxy purchasing of tobacco will be the subject of the next Independent Retail News round-table forum, which takes place in Glasgow on 6 December – and we want to hear your questions.
Waitrose has announced that sales on its Waitrose.com website were 43.5% higher than last year, as shoppers choose to do their grocery shopping from the comfort of their own home.
Lidl’s UK managing director has announced plans to double the number of the chain’s discount stores over the coming years, after recently announcing plans to dramatically boost store openings from 20 new stores a year to at least 30 to 40 new stores.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said results issued by government waste body WRAP on the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment demonstrate that retailers have made major strides to cut waste across the supply chain.