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Christmas trading

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High street retailers predict festive cheerSubscription

11 December 2019 By ,

Retailers are optimistic ahead of the Christmas trading period, and are convinced this week’s election will not deter consumer spending in December.

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Psyche Christmas display shines light on sustainabilitySubscription

4 December 2019 By Hywel Roberts

Middlesbrough-based premium independent store Psyche has unveiled its festive shop display, which this year aims to highlight the “darker side” of seasonal shopping.


Election heaps more uncertainty on industrySubscription

27 November 2019 By Hywel Roberts

Fashion and footwear business leaders have voiced growing concerns about the impact the general election and uncertainty over the next steps for Brexit will have on consumer confidence in the run-up to Christmas.

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Christmas shoppers undeterred by election nervesSubscription

21 November 2019 By

The general election and political instability will have no significant impact on consumer spending this Christmas, new research shows.

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Retailers call for support as redundancies rocketSubscription

20 November 2019 By

The industry is calling for government support as scores of retailers across the UK cut head office roles in a bid to reduce costs and combat tough trading conditions.  

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Debenhams recruits 7,000 Christmas staffSubscription

20 November 2019 By

Debenhams has filled 7,000 Christmas jobs across its 165 UK stores in the run up to Christmas, to help offer better customer service during the busiest time of year. 

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McElhinneys unveils environmental Christmas campaignVideoSubscription

19 November 2019 By

Independent department store McElhinneys has kicked off the festive season in Ballybofey, County Donegal, with the unveiling of its Christmas windows.

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Christmas shopping budgets to edge upSubscription

18 November 2019 By

Christmas shopping budgets in the UK are expected to increase by £6 compared with last year to £567, new research has shown.

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Indies prepare for ‘make or break’ golden quarterSubscription

12 November 2019 By

Independent retailers across the UK are going the extra mile to draw in cautious customers in the build-up to a “tough and lean” peak trading season.

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Retailers brace for ‘critical’ Christmas Subscription

8 November 2019 By

Despite a 3.7% uplift in total like-for-like sales in October, retailers face additional obstacles this Christmas, including on-going political and economic sagas.

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Low consumer spending to hit Christmas tradingSubscription

5 November 2019 By

Retailers have been warned that trading could be slower this Christmas, as less than half of consumers (47%) are confident they will be able to spend as much as normal.

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Primark invests in Christmas to weather Black FridaySubscription

5 November 2019 By

Primark is bolstering its Christmas gifting offer to drive footfall over Black Friday on 29 November, John Bason, chief financial officer at parent company Associated British Foods, has told Drapers.

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High street braced for gloomy Christmas Subscription

22 October 2019 By

The UK high street is facing a disappointing festive season as concerns over Brexit cause shoppers to rein in their spending.

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First look: Selfridges unveils its Christmas windowsSubscription

17 October 2019 By

Selfridges has unveiled its iconic Christmas window campaign, becoming the first department store in the world to launch its in-store displays and windows for the Christmas season. 


Christmas deliveries in jeopardy as Royal Mail fears strike Subscription

14 October 2019 By

The Royal Mail could face huge disruption this Black Friday and Christmas, if workers agree to a strike.