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Big four supermarkets lose Christmas sales as ‘Boris bounce’ fails to appear | Business

Supermarkets recorded the slowest Christmas sales growth in at least four years as the big four chains lost sales, according to industry analysts. While grocers took a record £29.3bn in the so-called golden quarter, the 0.2% rise in sales across the sector was the lowest rate of growth since 2015, said research firm Kantar. Rival …

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B&Q’s customer service panned over toilet seats | Money

I bought four San Remo toilet seats from B&Q’S Luton branch at the end of 2016. A year later they began to come loose – they are still operational but very noisy. Slowly they started to come away from the hinges, so they would slam down and need tapping back in. B&Q customer services advised …

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Aldi sales reach record £1bn at Christmas as it opens more stores | Business

Christmas sales at Aldi topped £1bn for the first time, as the German-owned discount supermarket continued its rapid expansion in the UK. Sales in UK in the four weeks to Christmas Eve rose by 7.9% compared with the same trading period of the previous year, the grocer said on Monday. The company did not report …

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HMV confirms three stores are closing with job losses expected | Business

HMV has warned of possible job losses as it fights to keep open stores across the country in the face of high rents and business rates. Three HMV stores are closing this month, the music retailer confirmed, while a further 10 stores could be axed if new deals with landlords are not secured. The nationwide …

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Debenhams kicks off make-or-break year with 19 store closures | Business

Debenhams will begin a make-or-break year with 19 store closures this month that will result in 660 job losses on the UK’s fragile high streets. The struggling department store chain will close the sites in the space of a fortnight as it presses ahead with a rescue plan announced last year. The closures starting on …

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Debenhams closures: the full list of stores to shut | Business

List of Debenhams store closures Altrincham, Greater Manchester – 11 January Birmingham The Fort – 11 January Kirkcaldy, Fife – 11 January Walton-on-Thames, Surrey – 11 January Wandsworth, London – 11 January Wolverhampton – 11 January Chatham, Kent – 15 January Great Yarmouth, Norfolk – 15 January Slough, Berkshire – 15 January Stockton-on-Tees, Co Durham …

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Childhood obesity: Lidl to remove cartoon characters from cereal boxes | Business

Lidl is to remove cartoon characters from its own-brand cereal ranges to help parents resist pester power and tackle Britain’s growing childhood obesity crisis. The discount retailer, which has almost 800 UK stores, pledged to remove cartoon characters from eight of its cereal ranges by spring. The company said it was prompted to take action …

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Next exceeds Christmas forecasts as demand for knitwear spurs sales | Business

Next has emerged as a winner from a tough Christmas trading period for Britain’s retailers after the cold snap in November stoked demand for winter coats and knitwear. The high street company reported full-price sales growth of 5.2% for the last two months of 2019, which was well ahead of its own forecasts. The better …

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‘They do taste nice’: consumers spoilt for choice for vegan fast-food options | Food

Forget food storage boxes with leftover nut roast and bean curries, the quarter of a million Britons set to ditch animal products for Veganuary this month are unlikely to be stuck for on-the-go options. On the first working day of 2020 several food retailers started selling new meat-free options, including KFC, which launched its first …

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M&S seeks to dress up image with brand of sportswear clothes | Business

Marks & Spencer is looking to shed its reputation for selling frumpy clothes aimed at the over-50s in 2020 by going after the booming “athleisure” market with a range of affordable sportswear. From Friday the entire 150-piece Goodmove collection, which includes leggings, will be available. In-store leggings “experts” will be on hand to help customers …

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