What are the top Christmas toys of 2021?
Paw Patrol Chase’s Deluxe Transforming Vehicle by Spin Master Toys
The wish list

What are the top Christmas toys of 2021?

Paw Patrol, Star Wars, Barbie and Hot Wheels are on the must-have toy wish lists
13 Dec 2021
Christmas comes early for UK retailers
Black Friday shopping London
Business Briefing

Christmas comes early for UK retailers

Companies in the news include Bulb and a cryptocurrency called Omicron
2 Dec 2021
Shoppers warned about dodgy Black Friday deals
Online shopping on a laptop
In Brief

Shoppers warned about dodgy Black Friday deals

Consumer watchdog says better prices can be had on most of the so-called bargain offers
24 Nov 2021
Consumer confidence boost raises Black Friday sales hopes
Shoppers on the high street
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Consumer confidence boost raises Black Friday sales hopes

Economic optimism increases ahead of annual shopping spree
19 Nov 2021
Five of the best sustainable beauty products
All beauty products shown in one grid
The wish list

Five of the best sustainable beauty products

Featuring refillable glass jars and ingredients derived from the by-products of juicing and food production
9 Nov 2021
Empty shelves: a nation of disappointed shoppers
Containers stacked high on a cargo ship at the Port of Los Angeles
In Focus

Empty shelves: a nation of disappointed shoppers

Is it fair to blame the ‘materialistic citizenry’ for the shortages?
5 Nov 2021
The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?
Felixstowe: turning away ships from Asia
In Depth

The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?

Chaos in global supply chains is affecting the availability of everything from milkshakes to microchips
22 Oct 2021

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Asos online fashion website
In Brief

Out of fashion: Asos ‘curse’ has struck again

Share price tumbles following the departure of CEO Nick Beighton
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Supermarket sweep: Morrisons taken private
Morrisons supermarket
In Focus

Supermarket sweep: Morrisons taken private

Last weekend’s auction proved ‘strangely underwhelming’
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Supermarket sweep: investors go ‘wild in the aisles’
Sainsbury’s supermarket
In Brief

Supermarket sweep: investors go ‘wild in the aisles’

The excitement around Morrisons is proving ‘contagious’ – is Sainsbury’s next?
27 Aug 2021
Frasers Group: keeping it in the family
Mike Ashley
Behind the scenes

Frasers Group: keeping it in the family

Mike Ashley is passing the reins of his high street empire to his prospective son-in-law
12 Aug 2021
The future of the British high street
Gravity Southside in Wandsworth, London
Why we’re talking about . . .

The future of the British high street

Entertainment, experiences and homes are earmarked to replace vacant retail sites
26 Jul 2021
The battle for Morrisons
Morrisons supermarket
Why we’re talking about . . .

The battle for Morrisons

A vote of confidence in Britain? Or an unsavoury scramble by ‘private equity vultures’?
9 Jul 2021
Farewell, Gap: a high street staple falls
Gap store
Why we’re talking about . . .

Farewell, Gap: a high street staple falls

Gap offered nostalgia and dated denim, but failed to keep up with the times
8 Jul 2021
Look twice: Chanel Factory 5 opens at Selfridges
Chanel Factory 5 at Selfridges The Corner Shop
Behind the scenes

Look twice: Chanel Factory 5 opens at Selfridges

Factory 5 collection celebrates the fragrance’s centenary
7 Jul 2021
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Browns Brook Street
Behind the scenes

Dimorestudio in London: there’s much to discover at Browns Brook Street

Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran rethink the historic address
30 Jun 2021
Fake reviews: an industry within an industry
Google and Amazon apps
Why we’re talking about . . .

Fake reviews: an industry within an industry

Amazon and Google are under investigation by UK watchdog
28 Jun 2021
‘Democratising the right to laziness’: the rise of grocery apps
‘Betting on the lazy pound’: on-demand apps have flourished in the last year
In Depth

‘Democratising the right to laziness’: the rise of grocery apps

Groceries on-demand apps have sprung up in the last year, with delivery in as little as ten minutes
25 Jun 2021
UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping
Shopping bags
In Focus

UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping

Beaconsfield was named the leading retail centre, but which areas fail to impress?
18 Jun 2021
Going shopping with Gen Z: Etsy to buy Depop for $1.6bn
Depop was founded in London in 2011
Business Briefing

Going shopping with Gen Z: Etsy to buy Depop for $1.6bn

UK-based fashion app Depop has 30m users in 150 countries - 90% of them under 26
3 Jun 2021
Ferrero ‘gobbles up’ Jammie Dodgers maker Burton’s
Burton’s Biscuits has been making Jammie Dodgers for more than 60 years
Business Briefing

Ferrero ‘gobbles up’ Jammie Dodgers maker Burton’s

Wetherspoons boss calls for more EU migration and other breaking business news 
2 Jun 2021
Cash to be used for just 7% of UK shop payments by 2024
UK banknotes
Business Briefing

Cash to be used for just 7% of UK shop payments by 2024

Heinz serves up ketchup production in Britain and other breaking business news
1 Jun 2021
Amazon recruits Bond and Rocky for streaming battle
Daniel Craig in James Bond: No Time to Die
Business Briefing

Amazon recruits Bond and Rocky for streaming battle

M&S step up store closures, a hospitality hiring spree, and other breaking business news
27 May 2021
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Office workers
Business Briefing

Long working hours cause 745,000 deaths a year, study reveals

Last Debenhams stores close, Amazon plans UK recruitment drive, and other breaking business news
17 May 2021
UK economy shows resilience in first quarter
The UK’s construction sector grew by 5.8% in March 2021
Business Briefing

UK economy shows resilience in first quarter

Pret checks out Tesco store openings and other breaking business news
12 May 2021
1,500 homes to be created from empty offices in City of London
A general view over the London skyline and the Square Mile
Business Briefing

1,500 homes to be created from empty offices in City of London

Shoppers snap up Crocs, revenues soar at Google owner Alphabet, and other breaking business news
28 Apr 2021
Autumn holiday bookings surge amid summer uncertainty
The Greek island of Rhodes is a popular tourist destination in autumn
Business Briefing

Autumn holiday bookings surge amid summer uncertainty

Brits ‘rediscover their love of reading’, Tesla posts biggest ever profit, and other breaking business news
27 Apr 2021
Homeowners face delays for improvements due to worker shortage
Home improvement PxHere
Business Briefing

Homeowners face delays for improvements due to worker shortage

Shandy set for a revival, JP Morgan ‘clearly misjudged’ Super League backlash, and other breaking business news
26 Apr 2021
Phone users hang up landline in favour of mobile and video
Landline phone by Joshep Coronel/PxHere
Business Briefing

Phone users hang up landline in favour of mobile and video

UK economy ‘roars’ back, Ikea to invest £3.4bn in renewable energy, and other breaking business news
22 Apr 2021
Bank of England and Treasury consider ‘Britcoin’ plan
Bank of England
Business Briefing

Bank of England and Treasury consider ‘Britcoin’ plan

Tesco fined £7.56m for selling out-of-date food, 813,000 jobs lost, and other breaking business news
20 Apr 2021
The great reopening 
Shoppers get their retail fix on Oxford Street in London on 12 April
In Depth

The great reopening 

Spirits are high as consumers are unleashed, but recovery depends on other factors too
16 Apr 2021
Charity shops enjoy bumper sales but donors warned to ‘think before giving’
British Heart Foundation charity shop
Business Briefing

Charity shops enjoy bumper sales but donors warned to ‘think before giving’

EasyJet to ‘ramp up’ summer flights, 1,200 Asda bakery jobs at risk, and other breaking business news
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UK’s economy grew by 0.4% in February as EU exports rebound
The UK’s construction sector grew by 1.6% in February 2021
Business Briefing

UK’s economy grew by 0.4% in February as EU exports rebound

London home buyers pay ‘park premium’, details leaked of Google Pixel Watch, and other breaking business news
13 Apr 2021
50.3m shoppers to go on £4.54bn spending splurge
Shoppers queue outside a Nike store in central London on 12 April
Business Briefing

50.3m shoppers to go on £4.54bn spending splurge

Homebase products on sale at Next, beers on tap at new BrewDog hotel, and other breaking business news
12 Apr 2021
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