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Latest Christmas trading figures

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Non-food sales dipSubscription

6 February 2018 By

Like-for-like non-food sales dipped by 1.2% in the three months to 27 January, according to figures from the BRC-KPMG sales monitor

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Selfridges confirms Christmas sales jumpSubscription

23 January 2018 By

Selfridges has confirmed a 10% rise in sales in the four weeks to Christmas day, resulting in record sales for the period.

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Mamas & Papas Christmas sales upSubscription

22 January 2018 By

Maternity and kidswear retailer Mamas & Papas has seen like-for-like sales grow by 2.7% in the six weeks to 13 January, boosted by personal shopping.


Stumbling store sales lead to ‘disappointing’ Christmas at BonmarchéSubscription

19 January 2018 By

Value womenswear retailer Bonmarché has announced a 5.5% drop in sales for the 13 weeks to 30 December, as falling in-store sales negated stronger online performance.

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Festive sales at Primark jumpSubscription

18 January 2018 By

Sales at Primark rose by 7% during the 16 weeks ending 6 January 2018, due to “increased retail selling space”.

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Shopper insight: Do you take advantage of the winter Sales?Subscription

17 January 2018 By Grace Whelan, Kanika Banwait

We asked shoppers on Oxford Street how they feel about discounting on the high street before and after Christmas.

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Retail revenue slips at Burberry Subscription

17 January 2018 By

Burberry’s retail revenue fell by 2% on a reported basis to £719m in the three months to 31 December, but CEO Marco Gobbetti said it was making “good progress” against its strategic objectives.


Zalando sales up despite 'challenging' OctoberSubscription

17 January 2018 By

Zalando expects to deliver a rise in sales of between 21% and 23% for its fourth quarter, despite a “challenging” October.

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Shop Direct’s Baldock on ‘repurposing’ the businessSubscription

16 January 2018 By

Outgoing group CEO of Shop Direct Alex Baldock has said he turned the business around during one of UK retail’s most “rapid and far-reaching transformations”.

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Indies optimistic about 2018 after strong ChristmasSubscription

16 January 2018 By Grace Whelan, Kanika Banwait

Independent retailers have expressed confidence about 2018 after a “buoyant” Christmas trading period. 

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Group revenue up at Shop Direct as it names interim CEO Subscription

16 January 2018 By

Group revenue at Shop Direct jumped by 6.3% in the seven weeks to 22 December 2017, driven by a strong performance from lifestyle site Very and electricals.

BHS coat sales soarSubscription

15 January 2018 By

BHS has continued its comeback as an online-only “start-up” retailer, posting a 43% rise in sales for the 13 weeks to 30 December.


Seasalt Christmas sales skyrocketSubscription

15 January 2018 By

Christmas sales at Cornish lifestyle brand Seasalt have risen by 52% compared with the previous year, driven by a full-price strategy ahead of its winter Sale period.

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Online drives festive sales at Yours ClothingSubscription

15 January 2018 By

Strong ecommerce sales drove a “record” performance at plus-size womenswear retailer Yours Clothing this Christmas.  

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Matalan's full-price sales rise Subscription

15 January 2018 By

Matalan has said it “planned rigorously” for volatile trading conditions last autumn, which helped it to a rise in EBITDA and full-price sales in the third quarter and over Christmas.

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Primark owner sales dip predictedSubscription

15 January 2018 By

Primark parent Associated British Foods (ABF) is expected to report a decline in sales this week (18 January), but analysts believe the clothing retailer has experienced sales growth in the UK.

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December shows sharpest footfall drop in four yearsSubscription

15 January 2018 By

There was a 3.5% decline in footfall at shopping destinations in all regions in the five weeks to 30 December 2017.

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Burberry tipped for sales riseSubscription

15 January 2018 By

Burberry is expected to post a rise in sales when it updates the market later this week (17 January).

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John Lewis own-brand drives Christmas fashion salesSubscription

11 January 2018 By

John Lewis boss Paula Nickolds has singled out womenswear as a key driver in buoying Christmas sales at the department store, citing own-brand as a pivotal aspect.

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Revenues soar at Little Mistress Subscription

11 January 2018 By

Young fashion womenswear brand Little Mistress has seen year-on-year revenue from its website skyrocket by 134% in the period between 1 October and 31 December.

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House of Fraser’s Alex Williamson admits own-brand ‘mistakes’Subscription

11 January 2018 By

House of Fraser’s own-brand ranges fell short of sales expectations during the Christmas trading period, according to the retailer’s chief executive Alex Williamson.

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Ecommerce boosts Christmas revenues at Footasylum Subscription

11 January 2018 By

Footwear retailer Footasylum has reported revenues of £89.8m for the 18 weeks to 30 December, up 33.4%.

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John Lewis margins hit despite Christmas sales riseSubscription

11 January 2018 By

John Lewis increased sales during the Christmas period, with fashion a top-performer, but expects that full-year margins will be affected by its price-matching strategy.

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Boohoo doubles revenuesSubscription

11 January 2018 By

Boohoo Group has announced soaring revenues across all brands, seeing a 100% rise in total group revenue for the four months to 31 December 2017.

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House of Fraser posts ‘disappointing’ Christmas salesSubscription

11 January 2018 By

House of Fraser has reported a decline in sales, both in stores and online, in the run-up to Christmas.

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Christmas boost fails to revive M&S clothing salesSubscription

11 January 2018 By

M&S has announced a further fall to its clothing and home sales in the third quarter of 2017, as total group revenue inches down.

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Quiz bets on distribution to combat market challengesSubscription

10 January 2018 By

Investment in its distribution network helped Quiz to post strong Christmas trading figures earlier today, and the business is now “well-placed” to combat the ongoing challenging environment, its chief commercial officer has said.

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Growing brand awareness boosts sales at QuizSubscription

10 January 2018 By

Group revenue at women’s fast fashion retailer Quiz climbed by 31.9% in the seven weeks to 6 January, compared with the year before.

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'Fashion frenzy' online over ChristmasSubscription

9 January 2018 By

There was a “fashion frenzy” online over the Christmas trading period, while in-store sales of non-food items declined, according to the latest figures from the BRC-KPMG sales monitor.

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M&S Christmas sales expected to fallSubscription

8 January 2018 By

Clothing and home sales at Marks & Spencer are expected to have fallen over the Christmas period, according to analysts.