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.
Landmark Wholesale said a 20% growth in its own brand sales in April has helped the company end its financial year 8% ahead of 2011/2012.
Latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) retail figures have shown food sales decreased by 3.8% in April 2013 compared with a year earlier.
The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has announced the appointment of Asim Sarwar, managing director of the Glasgow-based United Wholesale (Scotland) group, as the new president of the SWA, succeeding George Benson.
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.
Poorly performing town centres can be revitalised if traders and local authorities work together – FSB
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says half of independent retailers think their town centre is performing ‘poorly’ and is backing calls for closer ties between small firms and local authorities, to boost spending on the high street.
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) will tell MPs that the government has been ‘too slow and unambitious’ in response to the recommendations of the Portas Review, at a hearing due to take place today.
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.