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Sunday 16th of May 2010

News Tag: Easter

May 11, 2010

UK retail sales see sharp fall in April

by Kay Murchie
’UK
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has today reported a sharp fall in UK retail sales for the month of April. According to the BRC, the total value of sales fell by 0.2% in April on an annual basis, while the like-for-like drop was 2.3% - the steepest fall since December 2008. However, the figures suggest the fall related to ...



April 16, 2010

John Lewis posts another double digit rise in weekly sales

by Kay Murchie
’John
The John Lewis Partnership, which is seen as a barometer of British retailing, today announced that sales grew 10% in the week to 10 April, compared with the same period a year ago. The renowned employee-owned department store said customers are still spending despite the uncertainty over next months’ election. The firm has been outperforming its rivals this ...



April 13, 2010

UK retail sales continue recovery in March

by Kay Murchie
’UK
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has today revealed the High Street continued its recovery in March with UK retail sales rising at their fastest rate in almost four years. According to the BRC, the rise was boosted by Easter shopping as consumers stocked up on chocolate, food and drink for the Easter weekend. The BRC said the total value of ...



April 9, 2010

John Lewis posts 30% rise in weekly sales

by Kay Murchie
”John
The John Lewis Partnership, which is seen as a barometer of British retailing, today announced that sales grew 30% in the week to 3 April, compared with the same period a year ago. The renowned employee-owned department store said poor weather and the Easter holiday encouraged consumers to spend and provides evidence that the economic recovery is gathering momentum. The firm ...



January 20, 2010

BA rules out Easter travel disruption

by Kay Murchie
”BA
British Airways (BA) cabin crew have ruled out industrial strike action for the Easter holidays. The announcement will be a relief for the 2.5 million people that fly abroad during the Easter period. Earlier this week, the Unite union said BA cabin crew were to begin a second strike ballot next week raising renewed fears for travellers. This announcement came after a strike ...



May 12, 2009

Good weather brings consumers back to shops

by Kay Murchie
”Good
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has announced today that the British High Street saw a flurry of shoppers in April, as a result of the sunshine. The BRC said like-for-like sales, which excludes sales from new shops, rose by 4.6% in April, compared with the same month last year. However, the BRC cautions that a surge is traditionally experienced at Easter and ...



April 8, 2009

Easter DIY disasters cause spike in insurance claims

by David Masters
Easter DIY disasters cause spike in insurance claims
DIY disasters will cause a spike in home insurance claims over the Easter weekend, AXA warned yesterday. The home insurance provider said DIY accidents will peak on Saturday morning, with spilled paint as the prime suspect. Paint spillages in past years have accounted for 40% of Easter accidents. Other Easter mishaps include accidental holes in walls and ceilings (28%), broken furniture (23%), ...



April 3, 2009

John Lewis sales up by 9%

by Peter Charalambous
”John
John Lewis has announced that weekly sales grew by 9 percent, as a combination of Mothers Day and the forthcoming Easter holiday have rallied the group’s sales. John Lewis said that its fashion marketing campaign featuring model Karen Elson, coupled with good weather, has made this week the strongest week for fashion sales, which are up by over 13 percent. John Lewis selling ...



March 6, 2009

CIPD: Easter may see turnaround in jobs market

by Kay Murchie
”CIPD:
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) believes Easter could bring some much awaited good news for the economy. The organisation said the worst of the job cuts could come to an end by Easter. Unemployment in the UK has soared over recent months with the figure reaching 1.97 million between October and December 2008 - a level not ...