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Consortium urges action for UK’s older population Subscription

5 December 2019

A consortium including charities, academia and companies have published an open letter urging the Government, businesses and planners to work to ensure that UK high streets better adapt to the ageing population.  

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Shopper enthusiasm for Black Friday confounds expectationsSubscription

3 December 2019

Black Friday (November 29) saw a rise in footfall of 3.3% in comparison to 2018, according to retail intelligence experts Springboard.

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Black Friday footfall anticipated to drop by 4.5% due to lack of customer confidenceSubscription

27 November 2019

Retail intelligence experts are predicting footfall across bricks and mortar retail destinations to fall by 4.5% on Black Friday (November 29), with high streets hardest hit by a 5.5% drop.

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Cultural treasures stolen in Dresden Museum heistSubscription

26 November 2019

Thieves have broken into Dresden’s Royal Palace in Germany stealing items including three “priceless” sets of diamonds.


Shop prices continue to fall as retailers embark on further discounting to help drive salesSubscription

30 October 2019

Shop price deflation decelerated to 0.4% in October from -0.6% in September as retailers continued to discount in order to drive sales.