Shop price inflation rose to 2.9 per cent in June from 2.3 per cent in May, while food inflation also increased, driven by wider economic conditions, says the British Retail Consortium.
Private equity investor Growth Capital Partners has exited fast-growing business Tangerine, selling its 40 per cent stake in the confectionery manufacturer to global investment and advisory firm Blackstone Group.
UK consumer confidence fell in June, with decreases across measures for personal finances, savings and the general economic situation, finds research.
Manchester is the largest retail centre outside of London, according to the latest report on the UK’s retail landscape.
High street sales stagnated in June as clothing and grocery sales reported a weak performance, says a study.
Beginning development as a memory aid, this month's GrowthBusiness Object of Desire the Vicon Revue is now aiming for the Facebook generation.
Retail sales at UK rail stations outperformed the high street in the first quarter of this year, reporting 5.17 per cent growth in like-for-like sales.
Consumers are abandoning online grocery shopping, says new research, suggesting that supermarkets need to improve the online experience.
Former Tesco chief executive Sir Terry Leahy has led a Series A round of funding in Eagle Eye Solutions, securing £1.5 million for the mobile voucher business.
UK retail sales took a dive in May as consumers cut back, confirming that strong trading in April was a one-off, new figures reveal.
Strong growth in online sales last month was driven by low-ticket items, such as clothing and alcohol, reveals the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.
Consumer confidence rose 11 points in May, according to the Nationwide Consumer Confidence Index, but remains low.
Private investor syndicator Hotbed is raising a further £2.1 million in leisure business No Saints following a rights issue that raised £1.8 million from current shareholders.
Jerry Kennelly, founder of design agency Tweak.com, reveals that his best business decision was knowing when to exit.
Luke Mayhew, chairman of the British Retail Consortium, is due to tell the BRC Retail Symposium today that large retailers are the catalysts of high street regeneration.
Retail analytics platform EDITD has secured a $1.6 million (£971,834) seed round led by Index Ventures that will help it enter new markets.
The decline in UK retail sales values last month are a ‘realistic reflection’ of conditions on the high street, according to the British Retail Consortium.
High street spending was down in May after the consumer spending spree in April, says a new study.
Amazon has topped a poll of the 100 most visited websites, receiving 18.8 per cent of purchase visits.
Current Debenhams chief executive Rob Templeman has been appointed chairman of the British Retail Consortium.
David Barker reflects on resisting the temptation to say 'Yes' to the first offer when he opened his data centre, and how choosing instead to diversify his client base at launch has enabled 4D Data Centres to maintain rapid growth in a recession.
Bob Mecrate-Butcher, partner at Charles Russell, looks at how corporate leaks can first be prevented and then plugged when they do occur.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.