DFS today reported a drop in full-year sales and a bottom-line loss following the Covid-19 lockdown, but says online sales grew by 77% year-on-year from the beginning of lockdown until July 12. The business is now seeing a strong recovery in its current financial year
Selfridges is to introduce online rentals and in-store repairs as it transforms the way that it sells, and that its customers shop. From today it’s introducing a new Project Earth environmental model that it says will change the business for good
Six in 10 shoppers say they now feel comfortable buying groceries in store, new figures from the BRC and Opinium suggest, while four in 10 are happy to go to shops for goods other than food. Meanwhile, new analysis suggests that retailers are among the business sectors most likely to have taken on coronavirus business loans
Hobbycraft has set out plans for multichannel expansion following on from a financial full-year in which its online sales grew by 19%. This year, the retailer has seen ecommerce turbocharged - reporting internet retailing sales growth of 200% when the 12-week Covid-19 lockdown channelled all of its sales online
Pets at Home showed how it invested in omnichannel services during the Covid-19 lockdown and now plans to continue to do so amid signs that demand is growing both for pets and for digital ways of buying. Omnichannel sales grew by a record 71% in its first quarter but store and vet revenues both fell, taking the business to an overall 1% drop in revenues.
Games Workshop has hailed its latest figures as the best set of results in its history so far – despite the Covid-19 lockdown that brought its business entirely to a halt for six weeks towards the end of the year.