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Why are these five UK retailers thriving as most others battle?

Why are these five UK retailers thriving as most others battle?

12/11/2019 - 10:32
British shops are being battered as the shift to e-commerce, intense competition and the fallout from Brexit cause catastrophic levels of store closures and job cuts. read more
UK retailers bristle at demand of no-deal Brexit

UK retailers bristle at demand of no-deal Brexit

10/09/2019 - 14:52
A British demand for supermarkets to prepare for a potentially chaotic no-deal Brexit by stockpiling food is stoking anger in the industry, with bosses saying they should not be blamed if people can't find everything they want on the shelves.  read more
New Look losses mount as Brexit, rain keeps shoppers away

New Look losses mount as Brexit, rain keeps shoppers away

26/06/2019 - 09:03
British fashion chain New Look reported a bigger annual pretax loss, hurt by a large charge, while Brexit woes and rainy weather kept many shoppers out of its stores.  read more
No-deal Brexit could cost grocery sector billions in first three-months

No-deal Brexit could cost grocery sector billions in first three-months

18/02/2019 - 13:03
The UK grocery industry could lose up to £4.5bn of revenue in the three months after Brexit if retailers and manufacturers are not prepared by 29 March, according to analysis by operational improvement specialist Newton which is offering five steps that might help lessen the impact. read more
SA preparing for all Brexit outcomes

SA preparing for all Brexit outcomes

19/12/2018 - 08:05
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is preparing for all eventualities regarding Brexit, says Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies.  read more
Premier Foods moves to Brexit-proof favourite products

Premier Foods moves to Brexit-proof favourite products

16/11/2018 - 14:09
Premier Foods will start stockpiling ingredients and packaging to ensure Britain doesn’t run out of store cupboard favourites such as Oxo stock cubes and Mr Kipling cakes in the event the country crashes out of the EU without a deal. read more
UK wine exports grow 21% in first half of the year

UK wine exports grow 21% in first half of the year

21/08/2017 - 13:20
UK wine exports were worth £270 million in the first six months of 2017, which represents a 21% growth year-on-year, according to data from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). read more
UK consumer spending drops for first time in four years

UK consumer spending drops for first time in four years

12/06/2017 - 10:06
London - Inflation’s hold on the UK consumer is tightening and the economy is suffering as a result.  read more
SA and UK start making plans for post-Brexit trade

SA and UK start making plans for post-Brexit trade

18/05/2017 - 09:17
Nations agree in principle to implement interim arrangement based on existing EU partnership deal. read more
Brexit won’t interrupt SA-UK trade, says Davies

Brexit won’t interrupt SA-UK trade, says Davies

24/04/2017 - 14:11
The South African government plans to continue the trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom (UK), following Brexit. read more
Cadbury warns Brexit may cause chocolate bars to shrink

Cadbury warns Brexit may cause chocolate bars to shrink

28/03/2017 - 10:33
First it was the shrinking of the Toblerone bar. Now, Cadbury's has announced that it has to pare down the size of its chocolate or raise prices, after Brexit. read more
Cross-border eCommerce on the up despite Brexit

Cross-border eCommerce on the up despite Brexit

07/03/2017 - 15:37
UK consumers are increasingly purchasing online from overseas, despite fears surrounding Brexit, new research from VoucherCodes.co.uk finds. read more
Could Amazon be the push the fashion industry needs?

Could Amazon be the push the fashion industry needs?

24/02/2017 - 11:27
Not content with disrupting the tech, online and grocery industries, Amazon recently announced it would be making its first UK foray into fashion. read more
UK reassures SA on post-Brexit ties

UK reassures SA on post-Brexit ties

09/12/2016 - 15:02
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond wants EU-grade trade and investment pacts with SA read more
Christo Wiese has no regrets even after Brexit burn

Christo Wiese has no regrets even after Brexit burn

09/12/2016 - 11:59
Johannesburg/London — South African billionaire Christo Wiese navigated the upheavals of apartheid and the creation of a free nation over more than five decades to build a $6bn personal fortune. read more
Burberry sees UK sales sparkle on Brexit-hit pound

Burberry sees UK sales sparkle on Brexit-hit pound

20/10/2016 - 10:56
LONDON - Luxury fashion giant Burberry, famed for its designer handbags and trenchcoats, said Tuesday that British sales have soared since the Brexit vote as tourists took advantage of the plunging pound. read more
"Marmageddon" avoided as Tesco and Unilever settle dispute

"Marmageddon" avoided as Tesco and Unilever settle dispute

14/10/2016 - 16:43
Tesco and Unilever have settled their dispute over prices and called an end to “Marmitegate”, following the grocer's refusal to pay an extra 10 per cent for goods. read more
UK retailers wobble under Brexit fallout

UK retailers wobble under Brexit fallout

29/07/2016 - 10:53
U.K. retail sales fell at the fastest pace in more than four years this month, according to business and research organization CBI.  read more
UK retail sales fall 0.9% after Brexit referendum

UK retail sales fall 0.9% after Brexit referendum

21/07/2016 - 15:37
London - UK retail sales had their biggest drop in six months in June, adding to signs that the vote to leave the European Union is starting to bite.  read more
NEWS ANALYSIS: Why the SABMiller megadeal is a headache for the Reserve Bank

NEWS ANALYSIS: Why the SABMiller megadeal is a headache for the Reserve Bank

08/07/2016 - 09:02
FROM the rand’s perspective, now would be a good time for the government to announce whatever bad news or bizarre Cabinet appointments it might have up its sleeve. Of course, even at the best of times, given the nature of foreign exchange markets, it is tempting fate to suggest the rand’s short-term outlook is reasonably firm. These are certainly not the best of times; we are just weeks away from critical local elections, and there’s no sign of the economy doing anything more than skirting recession for the next year or so. And let’s not forget the possible ratings downgrade we have sidestepped so far. read more
EU pays the price for messing with British law and traditions

EU pays the price for messing with British law and traditions

08/07/2016 - 08:51
Brexit is the consequence of a clash of fundamental legal/philosophical values that are not visible to the casual observer. Deep-seated values that represent part of the British constitution which is made up of the freedoms of individuals determined by the courts and by generally accepted conventions.  read more
 In the markets: What to watch this week

In the markets: What to watch this week

04/07/2016 - 09:34
Brexit remains a topical discussion. This should come as no surprise as the ramifications of such an event have an effect on so many people in many different ways. read more
Evidence for a recession in SA is overwhelming

Evidence for a recession in SA is overwhelming

30/06/2016 - 16:39
SA’s first-quarter GDP release — a 1.2% contraction — was a shocker. read more
Stronger rand signals ends to Brexit panic?

Stronger rand signals ends to Brexit panic?

28/06/2016 - 08:37
THE rand strengthening overnight from nearly R15.50 to about R15.29 to the dollar hopefully means Brexit panic is abating. read more
 SA's banking and financial institutions can withstand Brexit - Gordhan

SA's banking and financial institutions can withstand Brexit - Gordhan

27/06/2016 - 08:29
Johannesburg - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has reassured South Africans that the country's banking and financial institutions can withstand the financial shockwaves caused by the result of the Brexit referendum, in which 52% of Britons voted to leave the European Union. read more
Brexit sends rand diving worse than Nene firing

Brexit sends rand diving worse than Nene firing

24/06/2016 - 08:39
Cape Town – The rand plunged more than the day President Jacob Zuma fired former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on Friday as the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). read more
Brexit weighs on SA trade ties

Brexit weighs on SA trade ties

15/06/2016 - 11:30
Johannesburg - The UK’s possible exit from the EU could prompt a renegotiation of the recently signed EU-Southern African Development Community (SADC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Willemien Viljoen, a researcher at Trade Law Centre, said yesterday. read more
Billionaire Wiese’s UK chains ready for either Brexit outcome

Billionaire Wiese’s UK chains ready for either Brexit outcome

14/06/2016 - 17:04
Johannesburg - British retailers New Look and Iceland Foods and the Virgin Active gym-club chain are prepared for either outcome when the country votes on whether to remain in the European Union next week, according to the head of their South African owner. read more