Consumers

CBI reports strong and growing retail sales figures

24 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Further signs the economy is recovering come today with the latest CBI retail figures that show volumes have grown solidly in the year to July and that retailers expect future sales to be even stronger through the summer.

Japan: Koshu wine region

Marks & Spencer's Japanese wine is going down well with shoppers

23 Jul 2014 | By Tara Craig

The first Japanese wine to be listed by a UK supermarket has proved popular with shoppers at larger Marks & Spencer (M&S) stores. Sol Lucet Koshu was launched in May in limited quantities, retails at £12.99 for 750ml, and has an abv of 11.5%. Sales have been ‘really good’, M&S told Harpers.

Aldi

YouGov poll: public profiles of Aldi and Lidl have never been stronger

23 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

The public appeal and profile of hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, has never been stronger, according to the results of a YouGov poll.

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