Tag Archives: Christmas

Piano sales up at John Lewis following Christmas ad campaign

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 6.8% last week (to Saturday November 17) on the same week last year. The department store group’s digital director Sienne Veit said: “It was a week of two halves. Early in the week sales continued to be impacted by the mild …

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M&S teams up with Jutexpo to launch eco-friendly bags for Christmas

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has teamed up with Jutexpo to offer a range of ethically sourced, reusable shopping bags. Designed as fashion accessories, the bags are made from natural fabrics and are produced by Jutexpo, which bills itself as the world’s biggest supplier of reusable jute, cotton and juco bags. The …

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Sainsbury’s lifts the curtain on new Christmas advert

The Christmas advert from Sainsbury’s will premier in a primetime TV slot tonight (Monday November 12) during ‘Coronation Street’ on ITV. Called ‘The Bight Night’, the theatrical style ad sees a group of children come together to perform a school Christmas show. The ad follows a young girl dressed as …

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Amazon research reveals the nation’s Christmas shopping habits

Each Brit spends an average of 882 hours Christmas shopping, purchasing 1,386 presents across a lifetime, according to a new survey commissioned by online retailer Amazon to mark the launch of the Christmas Shop and Gift Finder on Amazon.co.uk. Across the average adult lifetime, Brits will receive 630 presents and …

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Waitrose launches ‘Too Good To Wait’ Christmas ad campaign

Waitrose & Partners is breaking with tradition this year with a series of six 30-second lighthearted Christmas TV adverts rather than just one, on the theme of ‘Too Good To Wait’. In a first with ITV, to tie in with the idea of ‘Too Good To Wait’, viewers will see …

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Debenhams champions gift givers with Christmas campaign

Debenhams launches its Christmas advertising campaign this week with a concept that champions gift givers with the strapline: ‘Do a bit of you know you did good’. The campaign, which will run across TV, digital, social media and print, supports the department store group’s gifting offer. Four 20 second executions …

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Tesco launches Christmas ad campaign

Tesco launched its 2018 Christmas campaign with the first in a suite of TV adverts airing on ITV One on Tuesday evening (November 6). The supermarket chain said the ‘However you do Christmas, everyone’s welcome at Tesco’ campaign celebrates ‘the debates, rituals and routines that make Christmas what it is …

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Argos unwraps festive advert

Argos’ 2018 Christmas advert made its debut last Thursday (November 1) during primetime ad breaks during ‘Coronation Street’ on ITV and ‘Gogglebox’ on Channel 4. The ad features the ‘Christmas fool’ – an impish creature that causes chaos about the house as anxious families try to put the finishing touches …

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Waitrose shoppers plan for Halloween and Christmas

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.5% at Waitrose & Parners last week (to Saturday October 20) compared with the same week last year. Wim Van Aalst, supply chain director of the supermarket retailer, said: “Customers are busy planning for forthcoming seasonal celebrations with Halloween and Christmas grocery sales both …

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Sainsbury’s and Argos seek 11,500 Christmas temps

Sainsbury’s and Argos are recruiting 11,500 temporary colleagues to work for them during the Black Friday and Christmas periods. A total of 5,500 jobs are available at Sainsbury’s and 6,000 at Argos. Both retailers are also offering extra hours to colleagues who may want extra work in the run-up to …

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