by Neville Rhodes WH Smith has set a target of signing up 500 independent stores to its franchise model as a director said it was the best option for non-affiliated newsagents who did not want to join a symbol group.
Philip Morris is taking back its own route to market by employing a field sales force for the first time in more than 25 years. Launch info The roll-out kicked off in London this month It will be complete by the end of 2015 Ireland will not be...
Sales at fashion retailer Next rose 10.8 per cent for the 13 weeks to April 26 2014 as it outperformed its own market guidance. Retail sales rose 8.8 per cent while directory sales were 13.7 per cent ahead.
Employees can make or break a retail business, they have your livelihood in your hands yet how often do you let a new employee loose on the business with a fraction of the training they would receive before being allowed to drive a car?
Crabbie’s is targeting the RTD market with an alcoholic fruits range aimed at 22-26 year old consumers. Crabbie’s Fruits are being made available in three variants: Zesty Lemon, Raspberry & Rhubarb and Black Cherry.
A UK charity is hoping to attract young entrepreneurs to set up their own retail business. The Carnegie UK Trust is aiming to attract thousands of 16-30 year-olds to open their own shops and help Britain’s flagging high-streets and city districts.
Route to the top When Ann Summers was bought by Jacqueline Gold’s father and uncle in 1971, they never imagined it making the journey from sex shop to high street mainstay. Hired on work experience in 1979 – when she was just 19 – Gold quickly...
As the retail beauty market becomes more premium led and online and offline world’s merge, co-founder of beauty bar start-up Blow Ltd, Dharmash Mistry feels he is well placed to capitalise on the opportunity.
How to open your second store I have just opened my third Lifestyle Express store in Middlesbrough, called Saltersgill Convenience. It’s a small store, just 400sq ft and it’s half a mile from my two other shops, Bellevue and Beachwood.
Sales at womenswear value fashion retailer Bonmarche have risen 11.8 per cent for the 52 weeks ended 29 March 2014. The retailer, which sells fashion to women over 50, said it was pleased with the year’s performance.
**Supermarkets** are being urged to ditch buy-one-get-one–free deals after a House of Lords EU Committee report concluded retailers were shifting the blame on to consumers by tempting them in with BOGOF offers.
Co-op group chief executive Euan Sutherland has offered his letter of resignation in a “back-me-or-sack-me move” following opposition to his reforms for the mutually owned chain of supermarkets, banks and funeral homes.