Retail and leisure - Archive

December 2018 articles

Pubs and restaurants could be the “future of the high street” in London, according to industry experts, as new figures revealed [...]

17 December

This year’s flagship Christmas advert from John Lewis shows how the gift of a piano to Elton John as a child gave him a talent [...]

16 December

Men's fashion retailer Blue Inc has become the latest victim of the carnage on the high street as it crashed into administration [...]

16 December

The chairman of Debenhams has told Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley to make a bid for the entire department store chain if he [...]

16 December

Hotel group Belmond is set to be acquired by LVMH for $3.2bn (£2.54bn) as the world's largest luxury group bolster their hotel [...]

15 December

Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley and British toy retailer The Entertainer are among the bidders interested in a takeover of Hamleys, [...]

14 December

Dominic Chappell, the former owner of collapsed retailer British Home Stores, has been fined almost £124,000 for breaking pensions [...]

14 December

Sports Direct has posted a 27 per cent drop in half-year profits today, as costs from the acquisition of beleaguered department [...]

13 December

Ten years ago in a Mayfair casino Mike Ashley made £1.3m on a single spin of the roulette wheel. His betting exploits, like [...]

13 December

Consumer goods manufacturer PZ Cussons reported good performance in Europe and Asia in its half-year results, but warned of challenging [...]

13 December

Hamleys has pulled a toy slime product off its shelves, after a wider test by consumer group Which found several products had [...]

13 December

Retail tycoon Mike Ashley has launched a scathing attack on Debenhams today, claiming that the beleaguered department store giant [...]

13 December

Kevin the Carrot, who once again features in Aldi’s Christmas advert, is proving a bigger hit with shoppers than even Elton [...]

13 December

Travel operator Tui has reported double-digit sales growth for the full year, as strong performance in hotels and cruises outweighed [...]

13 December

Once dubbed the "Microsoft of retail", online supermarket Ocado has shaken off the sector's blues to post strong sales growth [...]

13 December