More than 22,000 restaurant jobs have been shed so far this year, after the coronavirus pandemic caused swathes of closures across the sector, according to new figures.
Retailers have demanded more support as the coronavirus pandemic is expected to lead to an increase in shop closures.
John Lewis is considering turning empty stores into private housing and expanding into product rental as part of new proposals to help drive growth at the historic retailer.
Shop prices fell again in July as high street stores continue to look to tempt people back through their doors, according to new figures.
Retail sales returned to anaemic growth in the year to July as shoppers made their way back into shops, but there is still a long way to go before normality returns, according to new figures.
Boris Johnson has said he struggles with his own weight as he urged people to take action to improve their health.
Overweight people are being asked to lose five pounds to save the NHS money and help lower the risk of dying from coronavirus as part of the Government’s new obesity crackdown.
Boris Johnson will announce the end of confectionery displays at store checkouts and ban junk food adverts on TV before 9pm as he looks to encourage Britons to shed the pounds.
Customers seemed slightly more cautious on the day that wearing face coverings became mandatory in England’s shops, retail footfall data has revealed.
Retailers saw another major boost in sales last month as spending rapidly rebounded after the coronavirus shutdown.
The impact you can have on the future of your community by shopping local should not be underestimated, the team behind a major new campaign say.
Retail sales in June were down by almost a fifth compared to last year in a fourth successive month of double-digit decline, according to new figures.
Retailer Ted Baker has seen shares jump higher as the group hailed “resilient” trading after a better-than-feared sales hit from the coronavirus crisis.
Retailer DFS Furniture has warned it may axe up to 200 jobs across its Sofa Workshop and Dwell chains as the group braces for annual losses after a £271 million sales hit from lockdown.
A huge sports retailer has announced plans to open a store in Aberdeen.
UK retailers have said they saw the biggest monthly sales jump in more than two years in June after swathes of high street stores reopened but warned that the troubled sector is “not out of the woods yet”.
Retail footfall for June more than halved against the same month last year as shopper demand remains low despite the “turning point” of reopening thousands more stores.
Footfall in UK towns and cities grew sluggishly over the past weekend despite the reopening of pubs and restaurants.
Car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords has cheered soaring cycling sales during the coronavirus lockdown, but the boost was not enough to offset tumbling motoring revenues.
More than 24,000 jobs have already been lost at high street retailers in administration in the first half of 2020 after the coronavirus lockdown sparked the collapse of a raft of well-known brands.
Commercial landlord Landsec has promised to start paying out to shareholders again after it revealed that post-lockdown shoppers are spending more.
Workers in sectors including retail, travel and hospitality could face a lifetime of “playing catch-up” with their retirement savings, an insurer has warned.
A rapid recovery in sales in the first week after non-essential stores were allowed to reopen tapered off in the following days, according to new data.
Face coverings to become compulsory in shops from next week as physical distancing is relaxed in attempt to boost economy
Face coverings are to be compulsory in Scottish shops from the end of next week, as physical distancing is relaxed in retail and hospitality sectors as well as public transport.
The retail bloodbath has continued apace as the John Lewis Partnership warned over store closures and job cuts and Sir Philip Green’s Topshop empire also revealed redundancy plans.
Prices across UK shops fell by 1.6% last month as retailers looked to tempt in cautious shoppers amid the coronavirus crisis, according to a report.
Two of Britain’s biggest shopping centre owners have sought to assure over an improving picture in the hard-hit retail sector, but revealed ongoing difficulties for shops to meet rent demands.
Staff at a north-east store returned to work today, after spending lockdown creating scrubs for the NHS.
Bosses at an Aberdeen shopping centre have said it will be "thoroughly cleaned and disinfected" before it reopens its doors next month.
Businesses across Aberdeen city centre are gearing up to open their doors on Monday.