Advice on attracting customers
As a business, it’s vital to start organising campaigns targeting specific events across the year early rather than later
Make or break December for shops
Black Friday proved a flop for Scottish retailers with sales falling in November as shoppers resisted the expected rush to the high street.
Online shoppers dip
Evidence from shopping monitors suggests there has been a 2% drop in online sales this Black Friday compared to last year.
One in three will take time off work
A third of Black Friday shoppers plan to take a day off work but research suggests retailers are not enjoying the benefits.
Retailers expect £2bn to be spent
Black Friday is expected to be an online bonanza this year as an increasing number of shoppers choose to avoid the crush on the high street…
Retailers looking for sales boost
Britain’s shoppers are expected to spend more than £1 billion today as Black Friday takes a grip of the nation’s Christmas bargain hunters. READ MORE
As retailers hit by slow October
Retail sales stuttered last month as shoppers appear to be holding back ahead of the “Black Friday” sales. READ MORE
Comment: by Terry Murden
Andy Street will have ended the year knowing that the John Lewis department stores had a good Christmas. It always has a good Christmas because it is a destination shopping venue.Read More
Shoppers continue to buy online
Department store group John Lewis said the popularity of Black Friday in November meant sales fell back in the final shopping week before Christmas. Year-on-year sales slipped 1.4 percent inRead More