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August online sales growth doubles that of July

Published on September 17th, 2013 | by The GC Team

Figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reveal that the e-retail market returned to double digit growth in August, with online sales up 18% year-on-year – double the 9% growth rate in July. Multichannel retailing ... Read More


Business

RICS launches property guide to support SMEs

Published on September 17th, 2013 | by The GC Team

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched a guide to help small businesses take better control of their finances through managing their property assets differently. Property costs – such as business rates and rent – ... Read More


MDA

Dimplex launches national TV ad campaign

Published on September 16th, 2013 | by The GC Team

Dimplex is to launch its first ever national TV advertising campaign, with an eye-catching ad putting fires at the forefront of family life and showing a selection of the brand’s Opti-Myst fires to demonstrate the breadth ... Read More


Business

Retail footfall down 0.9% in August

Published on September 16th, 2013 | by The GC Team

Retail footfall in the UK declined by 0.9% during August, the lowest rate since March this year and down on the 0.8% rise recorded in July, despite the hot weather and signs of a tentative economic ... Read More


Business

Dyson sues Samsung for patent infringement

Published on September 13th, 2013 | by The GC Team

Dyson today said it has issued proceedings against Samsung Electronics as it believes the Samsung Motion Sync vacuum cleaner infringes the Malmesbury-based company’s patent for an invention entitled ‘A cleaning appliance with a steering mechanism’. Unlike ... Read More


Business

John Lewis first-half growth fuelled by market share gains

Published on September 13th, 2013 | by The GC Team

Department store chain John Lewis today reported a strong first-half trading performance with revenue up £83.1 million (6.5%) to £1.37billion. Operating profit before restructuring costs increased 9.9% to £50.1 million, but fell 23.9% on the same ... Read More


Business

DRL preparing for flotation on London Stock Exchange

Published on September 8th, 2013 | by The GC Team

DRL Limited, owner of ao.com (formerly Appliances Online), is said to have chosen advisers to assist with a £300 million flotation on the London Stock Exchange. Sky News reported that DRL founder John Roberts has hired ... Read More


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