Tag Archives: Black Friday

Biggest sales week in John Lewis history

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners last week (to Saturday November 24) were up 7.7% on the same week as last year, making it the biggest sales week in the department store group’s history. Alison Smith, head of shop trade for the south and west, said: “Sales were driven …

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Springboard: Black Friday ‘firmly established’ as an online event

This year’s Black Friday was a huge hit for online retailers, but did little to help bricks-and-mortar stores throughout the UK according to latest figures from Springboard. The provider of retail performance insights said that overall footfall dropped by 5.4% compared with Black Friday 2017, with declines of similar magnitudes …

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Currys PC World sees three online orders per second as Black Friday gets underway

Today, on the morning of Black Friday November 23), Currys PC World is reporting three orders every second as shoppers head online to grab deals on a host of technology. The electrical retailer kicked off its Black Friday sales event online last night and saw 61% of online orders being …

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Black Friday is here

Amazon.co.uk’s Black Friday Sale is here today (November 23), featuring more deals than ever before. It will be live until 23:59 on Sunday November 25 with new ‘Deals of the Day’ available every 24 hours throughout the period. There will also be tens of thousands of ‘Lightning Deals’ – products …

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£150 million forecast to be spent in London’s West End during Black Friday weekend

New West End Company predicts that retail sales in London’s West End will reach £150 million over the Black Friday weekend. New West End Company is a partnership of 600 retail, restaurant, hotel and property owners across London’s West End district, covering Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street. The partnership …

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Which? investigates Black Friday ‘deals’

An investigation by Which? has revealed that nearly nine in 10 of last year’s Black Friday ‘deals’ were cheaper or the same price at other times of the year, The independent consumer body has tracked the prices of 94 popular products, including TVs, cameras and fitness trackers, which were on …

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Black Friday footfall forecast to drop -3.7% across the UK

Retail intelligence expert Springboard forecast today (Monday November 19) that Black Friday on November 23 and the weekend that follows will ‘do very little to help the beleaguered high street’. Footfall is anticipated to drop by -3.7% year-on-year compared with Black Friday 2017 and by -2.7% over the weekend as …

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Robert Dyas to start Black Friday Shopping Bonanza early

High street retailer Robert Dyas will kick off its Black Friday Shopping Bonanza on Tuesday November 20, in preparation for Black Friday on November 23 – and will run the event for eight days to Wednesday November 28. Robert Dyas head of marketing Rebecca Waters said: “We’re very excited to …

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Amazon.co.uk prepares for biggest ever Black Friday Sale

Amazon.co.uk has announced that its Black Friday Sale will run for 10 days, from 00:00 on Friday November 16 until 23:59 on Sunday November 25, with ‘more offers than ever before’ on consumer electronics, home items, toys, games, fashion, jeweller and beauty products. Amazon will offer ‘Deals of the Day’ …

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Black Friday: ‘no silver bullet’ for retailers

UK online retail sales were up 11.5% year-on-year in November, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Although Black Friday (November 24) achieved a slightly higher growth of 11.7% year-on-year, November’s overall monthly figure was notably below the November growth average for the past four …

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