We seem all too happy to follow US fads; Halloween and “have a nice day” continue to grate on me. One of our latest adoptions is Black Friday. I set out to look at the impact on retail profits and …

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Ignore sales promotions, put your prices up and most customers probably don’t care…assuming they notice. The “big four” of supermarkets, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, have increased the number of £1 promotional price tags 150% over the past year. This compared …

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From FT.com today: According to the British Retail Consortium survey, retail sales rose by just 0.1 per cent year-on-year, suggesting that the pick-up in demand seen in January was a “discount-driven blip”, according to Stephen Robertson, director general. As I …

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The official figures have come as something of a surprise – UK retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, official figures have shown. Total sales volumes climbed 0.3% in November from the previous month, the Office for National Statistics said. Sales were …

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