Retail survival

The ability to gaze into the crystal ball and see through existing sales figures is an increasingly important demand from current investors.


Rail station retail sales outperform high street

Retail sales at UK rail stations outperformed the high street in the first quarter of this year, reporting 5.17 per cent growth in like-for-like sales.


BRC’s Luke Mayhew to support large retailers

Luke Mayhew, chairman of the British Retail Consortium, is due to tell the BRC Retail Symposium today that large retailers are the catalysts of high street regeneration.


Retail sales values decline amid consumer uncertainty

The decline in UK retail sales values last month are a ‘realistic reflection’ of conditions on the high street, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).


Retail heavyweight Rob Templeman joins BRC

Current Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman has been appointed chairman of the British Retail Consortium.


Mary Portas leads review into high street

Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed retail consultant Mary Portas to lead an independent review into the future of Britain's high streets.


Small retailers lead website performance

Furniture retailer DFS holds onto the top spot in the Sitemorse Q2 Retail 500 Report, which ranks the best performing websites of the UK's retailers.


TJ Hughes bought by turnaround investors

Discount department store TJ Hughes has been sold to private equity firm Endless LLP in a move that is fronted by retail entrepreneur Anthony Solomon.


Morrisons takes first e-commerce step

UK supermarket chain Morrisons has secured the acquisition of online baby product retailer Kiddicare, and the rights to its technology platform, in a deal worth £70 million.


TowerBrook takes Phase Eight off the rack

Investment manager TowerBrook Capital Partners has acquired a ‘significant stake’ in women’s clothing retailer Phase Eight, with plans to rapidly expand the business internationally.


In the blood: Theo Paphitis interview

It didn’t take long for Theo Paphitis to return to selling lingerie. But this time he’s back with a new retailing concept.


AlexandAlexa backed by £1.5 million

Online luxury children’s clothing retailer AlexandAlexa has secured £1.5 million from MMC Ventures in a deal which will see the private equity firm take a minority stake in the business.