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OCT 2013 2

Sainsbury's boosted by convenience stores

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has posted an increase in quarterly sales, with a strong showing at its convenience stores providing a timely boost.
SEP 2013 30

Retailers 'should embrace showrooming'

A new survey has found that the practice of browsing goods in store before buying from a different retailer online - known as 'showrooming' - is commonplace among UK consumers.
SEP 2013 25

Retailers 'closing 18 shops a day'

New research has revealed that UK retailers closed 18 outlets a day over the first half of the year, adding to concern about Britain's high streets.
SEP 2013 20

Manufacturers' strong recovery momentum continues

With orders at their highest levels in six years, British manufacturing firms are continuing to grow in confidence.
SEP 2013 19

Tesco 'to launch own tablet'

Speculation is rife that supermarket giant Tesco could be on the verge of launching its own low-cost tablet computer.
SEP 2013 18

Local retailers 'should play community role'

Shoppers want to see their local retailers play a more prominent community role, a new survey has suggested.
SEP 2013 17

'British' Tesco pork chops sourced from Netherlands

A BBC investigation has found that pork chops claimed to be British by supermarket chain Tesco were actually sourced from the Netherlands.
SEP 2013 16

Small firm bosses' confidence 'at all-time high'

The outlook is rosy for many of the UK's small businesses, according to the latest findings from an influential support group.
SEP 2013 16

Brits 'want retailers to do more for charity'

A new survey has suggested that British consumers feel that retailers should be doing more to help UK charities.
SEP 2013 10

Independent shop owners 'struggling financially'

A new survey has suggested that many independent shop owners are still struggling to keep on top of their finances.
SEP 2013 9

Sainsbury's to support British farmers

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced a new scheme to encourage sustainable farming in the UK through financial incentives.
SEP 2013 4

Portas hits back after MPs' grilling

Retail guru Mary Portas has defended her efforts to revive Britain's struggling high streets after being criticised by MPs.
SEP 2013 3

Sales rise begins to boost retailers' confidence

Britons are continuing to head for the shops, and giving impetus to the country's economic recovery, according to the latest survey of retailers.
AUG 2013 30

Sainsbury's gains UK market share

A new study has indicated that supermarket chain Sainsbury's gained ground on its competitors on recent months, increasing its share of the UK grocery market.
AUG 2013 27

UK shoppers hit high streets to boost shops' confidence

The services sector of the UK's economy - which includes retail – grew at its fastest rate in six years, according to a highly-respected business survey released this morning.
AUG 2013 23

OFT to investigate furniture chains' pricing practices

Six furniture and carpet store chains are being investigated by the government's consumer watchdog over claims that they have been offering their customers fake discounts.