It has been a year and a half ever since Woolsworths collapsed and that over 300 stores, which were earlier owned by it, have been standing all empty.
The Local Data Company, which offers information and details on the retail sector, was of the stance that this represented some of 40% of the onetime national chain.
The firm said that a few of the specialists thought that almost 150 stores might never ever be utilized as shops in future.
A majority that is using the outlets are discount retailers, which also includes Poundland.
Supermarket chain Tesco finally launched its video game trade-in service across the UK. Adverts for buy and sell pre-owned video games were published in national newspapers.
2010 FIFA World Cup on PS3 is available for just £12, while Mario Kart Wii, Alan Wake on 360 and 360 version of Red Dead Redemption have been priced at £17, £14 and £19 respectively.
July saw the online monthly retail sales touching £5 billion, which is said to be the maximum in three years.
The possible reason for this surge is heavy downpour, which forced people to stay at home and do their shopping online.
Data released by IMRG and Capgemini revealed that online sales increased 18% during the month of July. It was seen that on an average, Britons had spent £81 online.
In addition, the annual rise is also the greatest that was seen since 2007.
Bob Gee, a Kentville store owner gained victory over the first round of the challenge against the provincial regulation that bans the tobacco products being exhibited.
Under the Tobacco Access Act, Gee was charged for displaying tobacco products at his Mader's Tobacco Store in July 2009. On this, he raised a challenge, taking aid of Charter of Rights and Freedoms against the legislation for violating his right to freedom of expression.
Poundland, which is widely known as the discount high street retailer, is reported to be seeking for bigger stores in a view to widen its business. The store chain recently posted to have fetched 130% rise in its net annual profits.
In addition, the chain has witnessed its revenues to have marked a climb of over 33% as compared to the figures recorded the previous year, triggered mainly by the country’s austerity trends.
Discount retailer Poundland announced on Thursday that it decided to open as many as 50 new stores to meet increased demand, in a move that will generate up to 2,000 full- and part-time jobs.
Poundland, which operates 263 stores and items costing £1, attracted more and more customers due to tough economic times. Chief executive Jim McCarthy said that he was confident that the chain would growth and expand further despite the fragile economic conditions.
Trading in the Treasury looked weak due to which interest rates plunged on Friday, which was also a direct consequence of weakening retail sales report that could not meet the expectations that had been kept by economists.
The rate of the Treasury’s 10-year note saw a hike of 62.5 cents to $99.563, whereas its yield is 2.68%, which slumped by almost 2.75% late on Thursday.
The Commerce Department’s dual readings on spending scenario by consumers depicted that retail sales saw hike of 0.4% in the month of July, which showed a fluctuation in the stocks market.
The coalition government is to push ahead with plans to craft a supermarket ombudsman to avert retailers from misusing their power by abusing farmers and other suppliers, quick claims from business biggies that it shall be an needless and costly affair.
The statement swayed in from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in regards to a three month discussion on the latest Groceries Code Adjudicator that shall avert supermarkets from mishandling their suppliers that includes manufacturer in developing nations.
The home ware and food retailer Marks and Spencer Group U. K. clothing, expressed on Tuesday that it has hired Alan Stewart as its chief financial officer.
Stewart, who is at the moment, is working as CFO at aircraft leasing company AWAS, shall commence at the retailer by the end of October. Formerly, he was designated as the finance director at stationery, book and newspaper group WHSmith.
Stewart shall swap Ian Dyson, who shall be joining U. K. pub firm Punch Taverns as chief executive.
Best Buy mobile is offering free Side Shields for iPhone 4, meant for those who face issues with call drooping issues.
The experts state that the shield is clear and can be applied to the outer edge of the device. ZAGG, the company who has developed the shield, claims that it is designed specially to cater services to the call drop issues which are being faced with the antenna of the smartphone.
The Shield and its installation comes for free for all those who take it from Best Buy or if one member of BB Reward Zone, despite purchased the phone elsewhere.
US retailer Toys'R'us has started listing "GoldenEye 007 with Gold Classic Controller Pro for Nintendo Wii.” The listing emerged as a surprise as the game is yet to be officially announced.
The listed GoldenEye bundle is comprised of a copy of the upcoming shooter and a special golden edition of the Wii Classic Controller Pro.
The listed bundle also indicated that the golden edition of the controller may not be made available for purchase separately.
According to the latest survey of the retail sector by CBI, the retail sales in UK rose at the fastest speed in this July since 2007 April. The business group CBI has said that the sales were gone up because of the warm weather, world cup and annual summer discounts.
The clothing, footwear, leather and grocers sectors have reported the strongest growth in sales.
According to the Distributive Trades Survey, which monitors 20,000 outlets across UK, the sales are expected to rise in the next month also.
Clothing retailer Aurora Fashions has reported an operating profit of £22.6 million for the period of 11 months ended January 30th 2010.
Aurora Fashions, the parent company of several renowned fashion brands such as Warehouse, Karen Millen, Coast and Oasis, managed to score worldwide sales of £661 million during the 11-month period, despite very challenging market conditions.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to roll out sophisticated electronic ID tags to track individual pairs of jeans and underwear, the first step in a system that advocates say better controls inventory but some critics say raises privacy concerns. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is also putting electronic identification tags on men's clothing like jeans starting Aug. 1 as the world's largest retailer tries to gain more control of its inventory.
Starting next month, Wal-Mart Stores Incorporation is installing a new mechanism to facilitate the identification of its garment production.
The mechanism would depend on electronic identification tags, attached to every piece of garments, as jeans, t-shirts, underwears, socks, etc., to track sizes and, consequently, identify which size is actually missing from the shelves, to know whether it is available at the stock room and supply it.