John Lewis had a shock announcement on Thursday with news that Paula Nickolds will be leaving the business next month. But less of a surprise was the fact that festive trading figures were down, albeit not by much.
As retailers continue to dive deep into the so-called golden quarter, their customers around the world are looking to them for inspiration with as many as 47% of shoppers globally needing some help deciding what to buy.
Last week’s Brexit deal and the pulling of Saturday’s Parliamentary vote have left the UK retail sector back where it has been for the last three+ years, facing an uncertain future as consumers shun unnecessary spending.
Quiz continues to face difficult trading as UK retail stays challenging at best. And while the firm’s Spanish ops are doing well, its Irish business seems to be suffering from the same issues as it’s facing in the UK.