June 2014 News Archive

30 Jun 2014

Stoke-on-Trent shopping centre to be 'downsized'

The rise in popularity of online shopping has meant that plans for a new shopping centre in Stoke-on-Trent are now to be "downsized".

Digital shopping has apparently led to a...

26 Jun 2014

Shoppers to shell out more this summer

Retailers can expect to see more shoppers splashing the cash this summer as people start getting ready for their holidays. According to new figures, UK retailers can expect to reap the rewards as...

25 Jun 2014

Zero-hours contracts no longer exclusive

Employers will no longer be able to use exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts. 

The move was announced by business secretary Vince Cable and means that employees on zero-hours...

23 Jun 2014

Asos warehouse fire ceases trading

Asos was forced to stop trading online following a deliberate fire at its main distribution centre in South Yorkshire.

The fire occurred on Friday (June 20th) night and took over 60...

20 Jun 2014

A warm welcome is key for older shoppers

Customers aged 50 and over can be put off buying in-store due to retailers failing to offer a warm welcome.

A new survey from St Ives Group company Pragma has found that older shoppers can...

18 Jun 2014

Get into the mood for summer with key trends

June is fast heading into July, bringing with it the start of the school summer holidays and an expected increased high street footfall. With youngsters being free from the classroom and people...

16 Jun 2014

Retail footfall decreases in May but sales are strong

May saw retail footfall decrease by 0.2 per cent, compared to the same period last year. According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard Footfall Monitor, the number of consumers...

12 Jun 2014

Online retailers missing out on advertising revenue

Online retailers in the UK could be missing out on getting a lot of money by not selling space on their sites for advertising.

A new report from OPC&C Strategy Consultants has found...