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Retail News

February 2008

- 7 news articles

Retailer rewards healthy staff

22/02/2008

Safeway could introduce insurance discounts for healthy staff that allow it to monitor their shopping habits, the Financial Times has reported.The retailer would encourage workers to use its FoodFlex ...

Wal-Mart enjoys Asda's success

20/02/2008

Wal-Mart has announced that Asda exceeded its sales and profit plan for last year and unveiled plans to create 9,000 new jobs, as well as 22 new stores.The retailer's in-store pharmacies will see 500 ...

Offline retail drives customers online

19/02/2008

Limited product availability and poor customer service have driven consumers online, a new study has found.A poll by management consultancy, Accenture revealed that nearly half of consumers said ...

New regulator could challenge big four

15/02/2008

A new regulator could judge disputes between suppliers and the retailers of the top four supermarkets.If the body is approved by the Competition Commission, it could fine Tesco, Sainsbury's, ...

New workers top 2m

12/02/2008

The number of new workers entering the UK has reached two million for the first time, it has been reported.Figures from the Labour Force Survey have showed that in the last three years, immigration ...

Retailers told 'watch out'

06/02/2008

Retailers have been urged to familiarise themselves with their chip and pin machines to help prevent fraud.The advice came from Card Protection Plan (CPP) which has warned that one in five consumers ...

Co-op stocks up

04/02/2008

The Co-op has said it will stock more Fairtrade goods and replace some of its own lines with more ethical products.The move follows the retailers' UK-wide consumer survey which found animal welfare ...