Chase Paymentech Europe Limited, a leading merchant acquirer and payment processor, announced today that Independent Research by Dynamic Markets, points to a less than smooth Christmas online sales for both UK consumers and merchants.
With recent signs that Britain's manufacturing sector is seeing an upturn, one innovative co-operative is bringing the good times back to a former manufacturing hub.
Royal Mail has today unveiled a package of Christmas delivery initiatives, including evening and Sunday deliveries, to manage the online shopping boom expected this Christmas.
The CBI’s latest quarterly Distributive Trades survey revealed that 55% of retailers saw the volume of sales rise in the two weeks to November 10th, while 13% said they fell.
Debenhams today announced the launch of Debenhams.ie, the retailer’s new Irish online store. This virtual department store marks an exciting development for fashionistas and shopaholics around the country, bringing the entire Debenhams product range right to everyone’s doorstep.
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Weak retail sales reinforce need to minimise risks of setback
With economic recovery set to stall in what has been described as ‘the autumn of discontent’, it is no surprise that many shoppers are retreating from the high street in favour of ‘e-retailing’ or shopping online. In a fragile and turbulent economic climate, increasing numbers of retailers are realising that a strong online presence is a vital element of their success.
UK manufacturers saw demand for their goods continue to improve in August, as overseas orders returned to normal levels, the CBI said today.
Sterling has rallied against the euro and the US dollar on the back of better than expected UK retail sales data. July retail sales came in at +1.1% much higher than the forecasted increase of +0.4%.