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Retail News

August 2008

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High street retailers report poor summer figures


High street retailers have reported poor summer results and falling sales, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said.Its research found sales fell for the second consecutive month, ...

Supermarket boosts retail jobs


Up to 270 jobs are set to open up in Yorkshire after supermarket Tesco revealed plans to open its doors in the area in September, it has been reported. As well as retail jobs there are likely to be ...

UK workers concerned over job prospects


A survey has revealed that three million employees are concerned about the possibility of losing their job. The TUC spoke to more than 3,000 workers about how optimistic they were about employment ...

John Lewis 'will not cut jobs'


Retail giant John Lewis has pledged not to cut jobs in the next year.Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the company, made the announcement.He told Personnel Today: "We believe in pursuing a long-term ...

Purchasing and supply workers name benefits of career


Those working in the purchasing and supply chain industry have named a pension as their most sought after benefit. Although 77 per cent of those questioned in a survey by Hays Purchasing and Supply ...

Retail jobs set for Aberdeen


The construction of a major new retail park could see the creation of over 300 jobs.The Press and Journal reported today (August 22nd), that property developer Hermiston Securities is looking to ...

M&S prompts redundancy worries


Marks and Spencer (M&S) has prompted fears among staff it is about to announce job cuts, the Times has reported.The paper said it has seen an internal memo that proposes cutting redundancy ...

Woolworths rejects take over bid


Retailer Woolworths has rejected an offer for its stores from frozen food consortium Iceland.The company's board said the offer was "unacceptable" as it "undervalued its assets" ...

Supermarket doubles apprentice jobs


Tesco has promised to double the number of apprentices it takes on if the government makes certain changes to its scheme.For the additional posts to run it would need to remove excess paperwork, ...

Listen to avoid workplace stress


Bosses need to listen more to their workers to help combat workplace stress.The International Stress Management Association (ISMA) has advised management to treat their employees as people, not ...

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