Category: Struggles

13 Sep

Yo Sushi owner counteracts restaurant sales drop with more supermarket counters

13 Sep

Amazon offers to pay university fees for frontline US staff

13 Sep

Primark suffers ‘pingdemic’ sales slump

7 Sep

Kim Kardashian crypto ad singled out by watchdog

6 Sep

50 high street stores shuttered per day in 2021

6 Sep

Ikea struggles with supply problems

3 Sep

Weekly Trend Update

3 Sep

Are hard seltzers over before they began?

3 Sep

UK food and drink shortages

24 Aug

McDonald’s runs out of Milkshakes!

23 Aug

British biotech launches defence of tobacco takeover

16 Aug

Pret plans regional roll-out to reduce reliance on London

6 Aug

Oatly loses trademark case against Glebe Farm

14 Jun

JD Sports faces investor backlash over boss’s bonus

11 Jun

Losses continue to mount at Thorntons

30 Apr

Guinness spin-off Hop House 13 to be axed in the UK

24 Feb

Clarks top team exit in boardroom shake-up

24 Feb

Lloyds launches wealth drive as annual profits fall 72% to £1.2bn

18 Feb

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

24 Feb

Elon Musk loses spot as world’s richest person as Tesla price falls

17 Feb

Adidas confirms plan to sell Reebok

22 Feb

Leon chief reveals it is “quite possible” chain could fold if Lockdown continues

3 Feb

Ryanair ‘jab and go’ TV ad banned for encouraging Covid risk-taking

2 Feb

Buy now, pay later firms such as Klarna face stricter controls

26 Jan

Miley Cyrus to Headline a “TikTok Tailgate” before the Super Bowl

26 Jan

Asos frontrunner to buy Topshop,Topman and Miss Selfridge brands

22 Jan

Next withdraws from race to snap up Arcadia retail empire

14 Jan

JD Sports in talks about Authentic bid for Topshop

15 Dec

Adidas considers selling off its Reebok brand

8 Jan

Marks & Spencer sees festive sales slump

6 Jan

Greggs cautions that profits will not recover until 2022 at earliest

6 Jan

Marks & Spencer looks to snap up Jaeger

4 Dec

COVID-19: Primark reveals £430m lockdown sales hit as it refuses to go online

1 Dec

Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia goes into administration with 13,000 jobs at risk

30 Nov

Shops can stay open in the run-up to Christmas with 24/7 option

30 Nov

Topshop owner Arcadia faces collapse within hours

21 Dec

Arcadia brand Evans acquired by City Chic in £23m deal

18 Dec

Pre-Christmas lockdown restrictions hit retail sales

17 Dec

London’s buy-now-pay-later-fintech Zilch drums up £22.3m funding

27 Nov

Black Friday: Next, M&S and Wilko shun sales event

17 Dec

Imperial Tobacco to reduce product range in NI as a result of Brexit

27 Nov

COVID-19 tiers: 99% of England placed in Tiers 2 and 3 as new system revealed

17 Dec

Facebook criticizes Apples IOS privacy changes with full-page newspaper ads

26 Nov

Eurostar calls on UK for support as it fights for survival

26 Nov

JD Sports in exclusive talks over Debenhams takeover

20 Nov

BuzzFeed buys HuffPost in digital media sector consolidation

15 Dec

‘Devastating blow’ for retail as London faces tier three restrictions

18 Nov

BrewDog blasts ASA after carbon-negative ads banned

17 Nov

Caffe Nero calls for rent lifeline as pandemic ‘decimates’ coffee sales

17 Nov

EasyJet slumps to first annual loss amid pandemic

16 Nov

Arcadia in talks over possible £30m loan

11 Nov

UK to ban all online junk food advertising to tackle obesity

4 Nov

Takeaway beer back on pub menus in England after lockdown U-turn

4 Nov

M&S suffers first loss in 94 years as clothing slumps

2 Nov

Ocado acquires two tech firms as M&S tie up proves fruitful

2 Nov

Primark warns second lockdown will cost £375m in lost sales

2 Nov

Covid-19: PM announces four-week England lockdown

30 Oct

Apple beats revenue expectations despite iPhone 12 delay

29 Oct

John Lewis to begin converting 45% of London flagship into office space

21 Oct

LVMH reports beauty sales decline for Q3 as Covid-19 hinders rebound

19 Oct

Fox’s to undergo multimillion-pound rebrand following sale to Ferrero

19 Oct

Intu Lakeside, Watford, Victoria and Braehead snapped up

19 Oct

Edinburgh Woollen Mill tycoon Philip Day plots bid to buy back Peacocks

19 Oct

Store closures hit record levels as 11,000 shut in first half of 2020

16 Oct

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon reveals first loss since 1984

15 Oct

Boparan rescues burger chain GBK from administration

6 Oct

UK new car sales slump to a 21-year low

5 Oct

Lush cleans up with new app

5 Oct

Waitrose delivers early blow in online battle with Ocado

5 Oct

McDonald’s among food firms urging tougher deforestation rules

5 Oct

Cineworld shares crash as it confirms UK cinema closures

18 Sep

Aspinal of London launches CVA in bid to close stores and move online

8 Sep

Online boom pushes retail sales up but high street still suffering

7 Sep

Oatly Cancelled? Plant-Based Brand Responds To Backlash Over Controversial Investor

26 Aug

Eat Out to Help Out: Extend scheme to continue ‘overwhelming success’, businesses urge

19 Aug

M&S to cut 7,000 jobs over the next three months

19 Aug

Charity sector loses 25,000 jobs during pandemic with 35,000 more likely to go

19 Aug

ASDA focuses on ecommerce as growth trails that of rivals

12 Aug

UK officially in recession for first time in 11 years

7 Aug

Supermarkets slash beauty ranges as shoppers ditch makeup during lockdown

5 Aug

Disney focuses on streaming as it falls to a loss

27 Jul

Debenhams raises ‘For sale’ sign to secure future

2 Jul

Richard Branson set to inject £200m into Virgin Atlantic

1 Jul

TM Lewin to close all UK shops

30 Jun

Mercedes-Benz to pull plug on subscription service

30 Jun

Facebook launches campaign to help people spot fake news

26 Jun

H&M speeds up store closings in 2020 and shifts focus to online shopping

23 Jun

Wellbeing will emerge as a huge trend after Coronavirus

9 Jun

Cancer Research UK cancels all 2020 Race for Life events

8 Jun

Smart appliances may not be worth money in long run, warns Which?

4 Jun

New Look hopes to slash property bills

28 May

Charity shops fear donation deluge

11 May

Pubs fear disaster after being left out of plans to ease lockdown

5 May

Hotel Chocolat opens new credit line as Easter sales hit by lockdown

28 Apr

Gambling firms say goodbye to TV and radio ads for lockdown

30 Apr

Digital ad spend to decline for the first time as Covid-19 ends a decade of growth

22 Apr

Uber Eats offers Bumble users 25% off to go on virtual date

21 Apr

Primark has gone from making £650m in sales per month to nothing

20 Apr

Government launches £1.3bn scheme to help start-ups