Co-op partners with FareShare to provide 100,000 meals to vulnerable people this Christmas

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has pledged to provide 100,000 meals to vulnerable people in the run-up to Christmas through its partnership with food redistribution charity FareShare. The move follows news that since 2013, the community retailer has supplied almost 1,300 tonnes – enough to provide over 3,085,000 meals to those in need […]

Tesco expands its vegetarian and vegan food offering this Christmas

Tesco expands its vegetarian and vegan food offering this Christmas   Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Changing UK diets have prompted Tesco to double its vegetarian and vegan centrepiece festive food offering this year. And that should be good news for the growing number of people who don’t eat or […]

Australian Retailers Association believes toy retailers will be as busy as elves this Christmas

Melbourne, Australia, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and Roy Morgan Research predicting Australians to spend more than $50 billion over the Christmas trading period from November 15 to December 24, 2017, the ARA believe toy retailers will be as busy as elves this Christmas. With the ARA and […]

Asda introduces the Cheese Advent Calendar this Christmas

Asda introduces the Cheese Advent Calendar this Christmas   Fromage lovers rejoice as Asda launches Cheese Advent Calendar Complete with 24 delicious cheeses, including Applewood, Mexicana and Jarlsberg LEEDS, UK, 2017-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — From chocolate to beauty and even gin – it’s not a true Christmas without an advent calendar. And now, […]

Narragansett turkey available online and in Tesco stores across the UK this Christmas

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — A rare breed of premium heritage turkey which has not been sold in supermarkets for more than 70 years has been brought back by Tesco. The Narragansett turkey, which was bred by crossing old English breeds together over 200 years ago, is a real gourmet treat. It’s […]

9 Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas to Trim Your Holiday Spending

NEW YORK, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Here are a few alternative Christmas gift exchange ideas from savings and consumer trends expert Jeanette Pavini for you to create a fun experience while keeping your holiday spending in check. You can find even more ways to save on our Coupon Codes page and more savvy ideas […]

Make someone’s Christmas magical with personalised letter from Santa

Elfie Begins the Annual Countdown to Christmas; Order Soon Before It’s Too Late! LONDON, 2016-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The countdown to Christmas is once again speeding along at record pace, meaning now’s the time to get those perfect gifts prepped and readied. Over at Elfie, the world’s premier provider of enchanting Christmas messages directly […]

Carphone Warehouse study: 10% of UK household expected to have some form of VR technology at home by Christmas

One in 10 UK homes will own VR devices by Christmas 45% of Brits have now experienced VR, but 10% still admit to some form of “VR faux-pas” VR gaming the most popular activity (51%), followed by travel experiences (21%) Free VR headset with Pay Monthly contracts1 only from Carphone Warehouse London, UK, 2016-Nov-11 — […]

Currys PC World’s brand new campaign offers viewers advice on how to get it right this Christmas

£5 million advertising campaign offers viewers the expertise and advice they need to get it right this Christmas Dramatizing the insight that it can be hard to get the right gifts to make your Christmas perfect, the ads present Currys PC World as the solution to this problem – with the right gadgets and the […]

Debenhams CEO Michael Sharp: We have traded well in the first 19 weeks of the financial year with a strong performance over peak resulting in a record Christmas

LONDON, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Debenhams plc, the leading international, multi-channel brand, today announces its trading update for the 19 weeks to 9th January 2016. Financial Highlights • Group gross transaction value +2.5% • Group like-for-like sales +3.5% in constant currency; +1.9% as reported • Online sales +12.1%; click & collect penetration has risen to 31% • Gross […]

BRC’s Helen Dickinson on retail sales in December: This was very much an online Christmas

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 15.1% in December versus a year earlier, when they had risen by 7.0% over the previous year. This is the best performance since June. December’s online sales performance was ahead of its 3-month and 12-month averages of 12.3% and 12.4%, respectively. In December 2015, Online sales […]

Tesco: What are you most likely to forget this Christmas?

One in five Brits forget to pick up an essential item for Christmas Day, with one in ten having even forgotten the turkey Batteries, cranberry sauce and Christmas presents are the items most commonly forgotten in the lead up to Christmas CHESHUNT, England, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — New research commissioned by Tesco reveals almost […]

Online searches at reveal Brits prepare their homes for visiting guests this Christmas

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forget perfume, jewellery and gadgets, shoppers are more likely to be buying toilet roll holders, doorbells and curtain poles as they prepare their homes ready for visiting guests this Christmas, Homebase reveals. Online searches at revealed Brits thoughts in the two weeks running up to Christmas […]

Tesco introduces finest Duck Éclair just in time for Christmas

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Move over chilli chocolate, so long salted caramel, say hello to the Tesco finest* Duck Éclair – just in time for Christmas. Taking sweet and savoury food fusion to the next level, this winter, Tesco is offering a new, exciting and innovative twist on a classic sweet chocolate […]

Sainsbury’s announces price cuts on unleaded petrol and diesel to help customers go further this Christmas

LONDON, 2015-12-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — From tomorrow, 9 December, Sainsbury’s is cutting the price of unleaded petrol and diesel by up to 2 pence per litre across its 301 forecourts to help customers go further this Christmas. As usual, customers will also be able to collect Nectar points every time they fill up […]

Kroger’s new website 25 Merry Days presents daily deals for all your December needs offers exclusive daily deals, “Cheer Challenges” and holiday-themed extras for all your December needs CINCINNATI, 2015-12-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Why celebrate the traditional 12 days of Christmas when you can celebrate all 25?  That’s why The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) family of stores has launched a new website, 25 Merry Days, a […]

Toy brand Chad Valley has Christmas covered with a raft of toys and gifts available exclusively at Argos

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-8-4— /EPR Retail News/ — From babies to toddlers and pre-tweens, much-loved toy brand Chad Valley has Christmas covered with a raft of toys and gifts to make 25 December the most fun and interactive yet. Shopping for presents for little ones is easy and convenient as all Chad Valley products are […]

Sainsbury’s Q3 total retail sales down 2.5 per cent (inc fuel); 29.5 million customer transactions in the 7 days before Christmas

LONDON, 2015-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Good sales performance in a tough market. Download related material Download related images Total Retail sales for third quarter down 0.4 per cent (excl fuel), down 2.5 per cent (inc fuel) Like-for-like Retail sales for third quarter down 1.7 per cent (excl fuel), down 3.9 per cent (inc […]

John Lewis Christmas barometer: Record fashion and home sales weeks

This week’s big story: Record fashion and home sales weeks LONDON, 2014-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Both our Fashion and Home directorates had record sales weeks and this was reflected in their year-on-year increases of +2.5% and +0.6% respectively.The Fashion directorate’s record sales week reflected the last minute gifting trend with premium beauty +5% […]

Tesco and Sam Faiers to give Maisie Bone from Kent an incredible Christmas this year

Cheshunt, England, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has enlisted the help of stunning starlet Sam Faiers to give one fan an incredible Christmas this year. Maisie Bone, 19, from Kent was given the ultimate surprise when Sam knocked on her door last night to meet her in person. The blonde beauty arrived with […]

Homebase unveiled brand new campaign that brings to life the magic of transforming your home at Christmas

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-11-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Homebase has unveiled a brand new campaign that brings to life the magic of transforming your home at Christmas. The new 30 second Homebase ad, written by Leo Burnett and produced by Hogarth Worldwide, shows a family changing their uninspired dining room table and living room […]

John Lewis issued update on its Christmas sales and activities

LONDON, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis issued update on its Christmas sales and activities This week’s big story: Monty’s Christmas Monty’s Christmas has received over 16 million views on social media. The advert racked up 7 million views on social media in 24 hours, seven times as many as at the same point […]

Christmas Present Ideas Range For 2012 Launched By Paramount Zone

With economic times still being tough, who have been selling fun gadgets and cool Christmas present ideas online for over a decade have focussed on providing the most fun and innovative gadgets and toys for the best possible prices in their 2012 Christmas gift range. James Morris, Managing Director of the company, said: “More than ever, and […]

Beat the Christmas Shopping Rush With Christmas Hamper

With Christmas just days away, and with more shoppers than expected heading to the high street, Christmas Hamper advise consumers on how to make Christmas a lot less stressful. Shoppers have returned to the British high street in their thousands this year, as recent figures have revealed that more consumers than expected went Christmas shopping […]

Allsaints Spitalfields Launch Exclusive Online Christmas Promotion

Struggling with those last minute gift ideas? AllSaints have launched an exclusive online promotion just in time! For one day only receive 25% off EVERYTHING at, when using the promotional code, CHRISTMAS, at the online basket page. This promotion ends at 23:59 GMT on Friday 16th December; which is also the last day for guaranteed […]

Beat the Christmas Postal Rush This Year With ParcelsPlease

With Christmas just around the corner, the leading parcel delivery company ParcelsPlease advise customers of their collection dates, so they can have all their gifts delivered by the 25th of December. The festive season is almost upon us, and with so much to do in time for Christmas day, the UK parcel delivery company, ParcelsPlease […]

Debenhams Announces 9 New Store Openings And 45 Store Modernisations

Debenhams has reported strong year-end results, showing group sales up by 4.5% and profits up for the third year running by 10.0% to £166.1m. It also announced the acceleration of its store modernisation programme and the opening of nine new stores. The results, first announced by Debenhams’ new chief executive Michael Sharp, buck recent high […]

Debenhams Announces 6500 Festive Jobs Up For Grabs

Debenhams announced that it is on the lookout for 6,500 seasonal temps to cope with its busiest time of year; Christmas. The retailer’s emphasis on flexible shift patterns will ensure additional staff are in store whenever customers need them. Successful candidates will work with the department store from mid-November until the beginning of January, to […]

All Fancy Dress Reveal Santa is a Best Seller

It has been revealed that Santa will be breaking new records. With All Fancy Dress launching new Santa costumes, demands for the suits have astonishingly increased and are already beginning to sell out. Last year Santa costumes were extremely popular with party goers. However, this year Santa is set to become a best seller. Santa […]

Christmas Comes Early for BT Shop Customers

Customers shopping at online at BT Shop over the next few days could well find themselves receiving an early Christmas present. The company has decided to get into the festive spirit a little early this year and is handing out some incredible free gifts to shoppers who purchase electronic gifts from a range of popular […]