Black Friday

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UK retailers see 50% rise in Boxing Day shoppers over last year’s figures
Better-than-expected numbers after 2021’s Covid-hit Christmas remain well below pre-pandemic levels

Sarah Butler

26, Dec, 2022 @4:30 PM

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UK retailers face quieter Boxing Day amid cost of living crisis
An estimated £3.8bn will be spent on 26 December, down almost 4% on last year

Sarah Butler

26, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK high street faces post-Christmas ‘flurry of failure’
Lacklustre festive sales leaving retailers low on funds to cope when shoppers tighten belts in new year, analysts warn

Mark Sweney and Sarah Butler

16, Dec, 2022 @1:46 PM

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UK retailers boosted by November sales of winter coats and hot water bottles
Total sales rose by 4% but figures were helped by inflation masking lower volumes, says BRC

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

06, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Retailers hope busy shopping period will reduce stock filling up warehouses
Improved delivery times from suppliers has caught out many big-name shops such as Marks & Spencer

Jasper Jolly

27, Nov, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Black Friday retail footfall below pre-pandemic levels amid cost of living crisis – as it happened
Retail experts predict a more muted Black Friday this year, as consumers cut back and Royal Mail strike disrupts deliveries

Graeme Wearden

25, Nov, 2022 @3:31 PM

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UK Black Friday off to muted start amid cost of living crisis
Number of shoppers on high streets up on last year but demand for home deliveries down 5%, say analysts

Sarah Butler

25, Nov, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Amazon warehouse workers stage Black Friday strikes and protests around world
On one of firm’s biggest shopping days of year, employees demand better wages and conditions

Mark Sweney

25, Nov, 2022 @9:48 AM

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Royal Mail workers to go ahead with strikes before Christmas after rejecting pay offer
CWU members to strike on dates around Black Friday and Christmas after spurning ‘final’ pay offer up to 9%

Joe Middleton

23, Nov, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Black Friday: check deal is really a bargain, UK shoppers are told
With sales predicted to be £500m above last year’s total, consumers are warned not to fall for the hype

Jess Clark

21, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Black Friday may lose its sparkle as football and inflation hit online sales
The discounting has for years taken place mainly online but the days of crazed clicking could be over

Sarah Butler

20, Nov, 2022 @12:05 AM

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Grab a bargain bargain bargain with these Black Friday dealy deals! – Stephen Collins cartoon
The real deal …

Stephen Collins

10, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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