Working in retail, the old saying goes that “the customer is always right” – but what about when said customer is trying to swindle you?
Retail sales fell in September as shoppers cut back their spending on food after a bumper summer, figures show.
Retail sales in Scotland have fallen, with inflation and wider economic pressures cited as reasons for consumer caution.
Online fashion firm Asos is set to unveil another double digit hike in annual profits on Wednesday despite spooking investors with a recent warning over sales.
The boss of WH Smith has insisted the retailer remains committed to Britain’s high street despite launching a restructure to shut stores and call time on new initiatives.
Homewares chain Dunelm has warned over retail and consumer uncertainty despite hailing resilient first-quarter trading.
Focaccia-style pizzas and a summer drinks range helped bakery chain Greggs dish up a rise in sales despite unpredictable trading through the heatwave.
WH Smith is set to avoid the mounting gloom on Britain’s high street in full-year figures this week thanks to another impressive performance from its travel arm.
Fashion chain Ted Baker has become the latest fashion firm to reveal a hit from beleaguered department store chain House of Fraser as it posted lower half-year profits.
Tesco shares have tumbled despite the supermarket giant posting rising halfyear profits and its best sales hike for more than a decade.