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Retail News

May 2008

- 6 news articles

John Lewis profits reveal wider falls


Profits have fallen at retailer John Lewis and revealed wider concerns about the UK economy.The company reported its third consecutive week of falling sales, down 2.8 per cent at its stores.It said: ...

Google: The world's best employer


Google has been recognised as the world's best employer by the Great Place to Work Institute research group.It surveyed workers in 4,000 organisations around the world employing 1.5 million staff, ...

Crunch bites into bonuses


Workers at Marks & Spencer will feel the effect of the current financial crunch and receive smaller bonuses, it has been predicted.The reduced payments will not be limited to shop floor retail ...

BRC: Sales down 1.5%


The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported like-for-like sales in April fell 1.5 per cent on the previous month.Consumer spending has been hit by difficulties in global economic conditions and ...

Retailers buy into employee database


Retailers are hoping to monitor recruitment through a database of staff listed for certain offences.The National Staff Dismissal Register (NSDR) will keep details of workers accused or convicted of ...

Retailers take eco pledge


Three more retailers have signed up to the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) series of eco-commitments, Personnel Today has reported.Argos, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's have joined several ...