Black Friday

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UK economy returns to growth amid Black Friday spending lift
GDP rises by 0.3% in November after October decline, with car leasing and video games fuelling bounceback

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Jan, 2024 @7:46 AM

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Boxing Day shoppers expected to spend £3.7bn, a big drop on last year
Some big retailers stay shut as Black Friday overshadows traditional sales and people watch their budgets

Sarah Butler

26, Dec, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Shoppers cut back on non-essential items to add to UK retail gloom
Businesses bank on ‘last-minute flurry of festive frivolity’ after Black Friday fails to give November lift

Phillip Inman

05, Dec, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Thousands of HSBC customers in UK unable to access online banking services
Consumers report problems using bank’s app on one of the busiest shopping days of year, Black Friday

Mark Sweney and Nadeem Badshah

24, Nov, 2023 @11:44 PM

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Bit part for Sunak as Tories offer ‘Blue Friday’ sale at online shop
Amid Thatcher baubles, Johnson mug Cameron Toby jugs there’s no place for Truss among prime ministers past

Esther Addley

24, Nov, 2023 @5:25 PM

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Black Friday fails to rally UK shoppers as sales look sluggish
Fewer online purchases and less high street footfall reported in early trading but retailers remain hopeful as monthly payday looms

Sarah Butler

24, Nov, 2023 @5:13 PM

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Ladbrokes-owner Entain settles Turkish bribery inquiry; Amazon Black Friday protests– as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as strikes take place at Amazon’s Coventry warehouse, and at sites in Germany

Graeme Wearden

24, Nov, 2023 @4:14 PM

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‘I know what it’s like to be tempted’: a security guard on UK shoplifting epidemic
I have faced e-scooter raids and ‘flash robbing’, so this Black Friday I offer some advice for shops and shoppers

George Bass

24, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK shoppers expected to buy fewer Black Friday goods amid cost of living crisis
Spending predicted to be up just 0.4% on 2022 as inflation and Amazon warehouse strikes hit discount event

Sarah Butler

23, Nov, 2023 @5:34 PM

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‘They’ve worked us to death’: Macy’s workers to strike on Black Friday
Four hundred workers in Washington state to strike, alleging the company – which pays millions to executives – is not playing fair

Michael Sainato

22, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Black Friday not the cheapest time to shop, says consumer group
Which? analysed last year’s offers and found only 2% of products were not available at the same price or cheaper within six months

Sarah Marsh

21, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Many unhappy returns: UK retailers count the costly growth in sent-back items
Mounting waste, rising costs and shrinking profits prompt firms to find ways to deter shoppers from sending stuff back

Sarah Butler

10, Nov, 2023 @4:02 PM

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