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Customers likely to share positive experiences as much as bad experiences

Research done by Yonder Digital Group found that UK consumers are as likely to share a good experience as a bad one...

4 May 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

'Here we are sir, but please... not in the store...'

LONDON, UK: A chain of DIY stores in the United Kingdom is preparing its staff for kinky Fifty Shades customers after they have seen the erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey...

11 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Britain's Tesco says 2,000 jobs under threat

LONDON, UK: Troubled British supermarket giant Tesco said on Wednesday that it could axe as many as 2,000 jobs under plans to shut 43 stores in a company-wide overhaul...

2 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Britons to spend £86bn this Christmas

LONDON, UK: Report from Verdict and SAS UK finds that Britons will be spending more than they did last year...

By Published by Verdict 18 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Marks & Spencer's row over Muslim refusal to sell alcohol

LONDON, UK: British retailer Marks & Spencer faced criticism after it emerged that it allows Muslim staff to refuse to sell customers pork or alcohol.

24 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry says sales boosted by shoppers in emerging economies

LONDON, UK: British luxury clothing and handbag maker Burberry said on Wednesday that sales rose in its first quarter, boosted by strong growth in the Asia Pacific region and in the Americas.

12 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

South African fast-food giants make strides in UK

SA's quick-service restaurant groups are seeing an improvement in the UK market‚ where trading over the past few years has been difficult as rising labour costs and depressed consumer spending weighed on operations.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

The lure of airport shopping

LONDON, UK: Airport shopping marks the end of terminal boredom: Over one in ten European travellers look forward to shopping at airports.

11 Jun 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Steers heads for UK

Steers' iconic flame-grilled burgers will make their way to the UK‚ when parent company Famous Brands (Fbr) opens its maiden outlet in Clapham‚ London in July.

By Zeenat Moorad 30 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Shoppers believe private label are national brands in different packaging

LONDON, UK: Brand loyalty towards food and drink in the UK grocery market is declining at a sharp rate, research conducted by Canadean in February 2013 reveals.

6 Mar 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

High price inflation drives highest retail growth since recession began

LONDON, UK: UK retail is set to grow by 1.8% in 2013 with total retail spend hitting £300.7 billion - though this is nowhere near the pre-recession growth levels it is the highest rate of growth since the recession began. However this is largely down to rising prices, according to a report from SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, and Verdict called How the UK will shop in 2013.

21 Jan 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know

LONDON, UK / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Turbulent times were predicted on the back end of 2012. The ANC Mangaung conference precipitated very little stormy seas other than an anti-climactic conclusion. The Mayan apocalypse materialised into nothing but an ordinary day. In fact with so many forecasts for change and a chasm of chaos, one may tend to be a bit sceptical with further predictions of change.

By *David Mattin and Saint-Francis Tohlang 8 Jan 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

London strike hurts bargain hunters

LONDON, UK: Strike action heavily disrupted London's Underground train network on Wednesday (26 December), as hundreds of thousands of bargain hunters headed to the shops for the traditional Boxing Day sales held by retailers throughout the city.

27 Dec 2012

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