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Friday 12th of March 2010

News Tag: barometer

March 5, 2010

John Lewis posts further double-digit rise, Waitrose eyes growth

by Kay Murchie
”John
The John Lewis Partnership, which is seen as a barometer of British retailing, today announced sales grew 14.8% to £50.4 million in the week to 27 February compared with the same period a year ago. The figures at the renowned employee-owned department store suggest consumer spending recovered in February since it was the seventh consecutive double-digit percentage rise. Howard Archer, ...



December 21, 2009

Capital Shopping Centres sees bumper Saturday despite snow

by Kay Murchie
”Capital
Capital Shopping Centres (CSC), which has stakes in 14 regional shopping centres including the Manchester Arndale, Lakeside in Essex and the Gateshead MetroCentre, said despite the snowfall over the weekend, retailers experienced their busiest weekend of the year. Figures show that shoppers braved the weather after figures revealed that over seven million people have visited the group's centres in the ...



December 7, 2009

John Lewis experience bumper week

by Kay Murchie
”John
The John Lewis Partnership, which is seen as a barometer of British retailing, has experienced its biggest ever weekly sales figures despite the recession. In the week to December 5, the chain reported sales of £102.4 million - up 13.8% on the same week a year earlier and nearly £1 million more than the previous record set in 2007. The renowned employee-owned department ...



November 16, 2009

John Lewis takings 17% ahead of last year

by Kay Murchie
”John
The John Lewis Partnership, which is seen as a barometer of British retailing, said that in the week to November 14, takings were up 17% on the same period a year ago. However, while the figures compare with a period of financial turmoil, they are also ahead of 2007 levels by half a million pounds. The renowned employee-owned department store ...



October 16, 2009

General Electric posts big fall in Q3 profits

by Kay Murchie
”General
General Electric (GE) has revealed a poor performance between the July and September period as the US conglomerate's finance arm was hit hard by the economic downturn. The group, which is seen as barometer of US economic health, reported earnings of $2.5 billion (£1.5 billion) for the quarter, compared with $4.3 billion in the same period a year ago. Revenues ...



December 16, 2008

New housing starts lowest since 1924

by Gill Montia
New housing starts lowest since 1924
The Construction Products Association (CPA) and Ernst & Young, which jointly produce a quarterly barometer of the construction sector, have reported that the number of homes being built in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since 1924. Housing developers hit by plummeting sales have been mothballing new projects and so far this year housing starts are down to 135,000, compared ...