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Scottish retail sales revival continues in April

Scottish retail sales rose by 3.9% on a like-for-like basis last month compared with April 2018, when they dropped by 3.8%, according to figures from the Scottish Retail Consortium-KPMG. This is above the three-month average of 0.9%. However, the figure is positively distorted by the timing of the run-up to …

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Brexit uncertainty hits retail growth

Uncertainty surrounding the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union has hit consumer spending, according to Helen Dickinson OBE, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC). She said: “While real incomes have started to rise over the past year, shoppers were reluctant to spend this February, holding back growth. …

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Strong Christmas sales results for ProCook

Housewares specialist chain ProCook has reported headline sales growth of 21% for the six weeks of peak trading leading up to December 31. The company said the result was driven by a 26% increase in online sales and 16% lift in retail sales during the period (which incorporates Black Friday, …

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ProCook opens new stores and posts strong half-year sales

Multichannel housewares chain ProCook has reported strong sales growth for the first half of 2018/19. The brand said its half-year sales figures were up 25% on the previous year and up 16% like-for-like. With bricks-and-mortar retail sales remaining stable on last year, the retailer attributed the performance to its ecommerce …

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One million new customers drive record sales for Aldi

Aldi has announced record results for its last financial year. Sales in the UK and Ireland rose 16.4% to £10.2 billion in the year to December 31 2017 – a higher growth rate than the previous year (13.5%). The supermarket chain gained more market share than any other last year, …

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ProCook posts 124% growth in cast iron casserole sales

ProCook has reported ‘phenomenal growth’ for its cast iron cookware range, with sales of casseroles up 124% year-on year. The housewares chain attributes this performance to a ‘highly competitive price point alongside a wider trend towards cast iron cooking’. In response, the specialist retailer has added three colours to its …

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Waitrose shoppers seek warming foods in autumnal weather

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.6% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday September 22) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George said: “More autumnal weather conditions prompted customers to seek out warming foods, with fresh soups up 9% and root …

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Gift, Cook and Dine sales up 1.6% at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 0.5% last week (to Saturday September 22) compared with the same week last year, when the department store group was price-matching a competitor’s promotion. John Lewis & Partners director of digital Sienne Veit said: “Warm weather at the beginning of the …

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Beers, BBQs and big screen TVs lift June sales

UK retail sales increased by 1.1% in June on a like-for-like basis from June 2017, when they had increased 1.2% from the preceding year, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG monthly monitor. On a total basis, sales increased 2.3% in June, against an increase of 2% in June 2017. …

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