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Amazon’s Christmas sales rise as retail sector struggles

Amazon’s Christmas sales rose by 21 per cent compared to the previous year, despite the rest of the retail sector struggling over the festive period.

Centre for Retail Research: 10,000 retail jobs already lost in 2020

According to figures published by the Centre for Retail Research, there have already been 10,000 job losses in the retail sector since the start of 2020. According to analysts, this is likely to increase.

Retail sales fall by 0.6% in December

Despite hopes of a Christmas boost, retail sales fell in December according to the Office for National Statistics.

Annual retail sales down for first time in quarter of a century, BRC says

The British Retail Consortium has revealed that retail sales have fallen for the first time since 1995 after a 0.1 per cent decline in total sales.

Black Friday lifts retail sector, says Barclaycard

Consumers flocking to take advantage of Black Friday promotions has given the UK’s retail sector a welcome boost.

Maped Helix flexes its innovative muscle for retailers to take note

Changing shopping habits among consumers have seen UK high streets fall upon testing times. The shift toward online purchasing has culminated in a sharp rise of empty store units in town centres across the country with a number of businesses falling into administration.

Retailer Mothercare goes into administration

Struggling retailer Mothercare has gone into administration and will close all 79 of its UK stores.

Former Sainsbury’s boss calls for business rates to be halved

Justin King, the former boss of Sainsbury’s, has stated that he believes VAT ought to be increased to 22 per cent in order to save the high street.

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