Proposals to cut business rates if a Conservative government is re-elected would only see business’s bill cut by a tiny fraction.
John Lewis saw a double-digit sales rise in the past week, driven by Black Friday and higher furniture and flooring sales.
Dunelm has told shareholders it expects to see higher profits than expected.
The number of businesses waiting for challenges over increased business rates to be resolved has risen by more than a third in three months, according to new figures.
Soft furnishing brand Portfolio Home has won a copying dispute over its bestselling Orkney bedlinen.
Pre-Brexit stockpiling by UK retailers helped Balta achieve ‘modest sales growth against a generally challenging and volatile environment’ in the UK in the third quarter. Overall residential caret sales were flat.
John Lewis has seen sales rebound in the past week, setting a new record.
Homewares company Bedeck has opened a trade showroom on the site where the company was founded and revamped its flagship stores.
Retail sales edged up in November, adjusting for the later Black Friday, according to the BRC/KPMG Retail Sales Monitor for November.