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UK retail figures spike, skewed by Easter: survey

British retail sales grew sharply in April, official data showed Tuesday, but analysts put the strong figures down to the late timing of the Easter holiday...

11 May 2017


Tesco hails rising sales over Christmas period

LONDON - Supermarket chain Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, announced Thursday rising sales during the festive period, which followed a strong third quarter despite uncertainty over Brexit...

12 Jan 2017


Burberry sees return to sales growth in China

LONDON - Luxury fashion group Burberry on Thursday announced a return to retail sales growth in China despite an economic slowdown, boosting overall results in its third quarter...

15 Jan 2016


Tesco says Q3 sales dip, but improve over Christmas

LONDON - Troubled British supermarket giant Tesco posted sliding quarterly sales on Thursday as the nation's biggest retailer faced fierce competition but put in a solid performance over Christmas...

15 Jan 2016


M&S posts falling net profit, clothing sales

LONDON - British retailer Marks and Spencer, regarded as a barometer of UK consumer demand, posted sliding net profit on Wednesday on tumbling clothing sales and a poor international performance...

5 Nov 2015