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Rude shop assistants named as shopper’s biggest High Street gripe

Arrogant and rude staff” have been named as the biggest shopping annoyances by a survey of 1,500 High Street consumers. A quarter of respondents named the attitude of shop assistants as their biggest concern, followed by queue jumpers (16 per cent). Rude staff are the most irritating aspect of shopping …

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Cyber Monday breaks online UK shopping records

Monday December 3rd 2012 was officially the busiest ever online shopping day in the UK. Retail Gazette reports that a total of 112m visits to retail websites were made on the day – a year-on-year increase of 32 per cent and the biggest ever single day number. eBay was the …

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Monday December 3rd named as Amazon’s Cyber Monday

Amazon.co.uk has predicted that Monday December 3rd will be the busiest online shopping day of the year. Known as Cyber Monday, Amazon reckons orders will peak at 9:20pm and on what it believes could be its busiest ever day in the UK, The Huffington Post reports. In 2012 Cyber Monday …

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Garriott teams up with Zynga for Ultimate Collector release

Zynga has partnered with MMO icon Richard Garriott for the launch of his studio’s new social game Ultimate Collector. The title is already available on Facebook in the form of a Limited Beta. It is developed by Portalarium, the studio founded by Ultima Online Tabula Rasa creator Richard Garriott. The …

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Tesco trade-ins go national

Supermarket giant Tesco has rolled out its pre-owned games offering to stores across the UK. A number of press adverts (pictured) are running in national newspapers which display the trade-in values for used games – and claim that the cost can be redeemed against anything in store. Tesco will pay …

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Online retail explodes over Xmas

The Christmas break may be a time to focus on family and loved ones, but it now seems that it has become the prime opportunity for online shopping – and Xmas 2009 looks to have been the most successful yet. The Retail Bulletin reports that number from the Interactive Media …

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66% of UK shoppers wont head online

A new survey from chart body GfK has claimed that 66 per cent of UK shoppers remain unwilling to shop online due to fears relating to cyber crime and security theft. According to survey respondents, the most common source of information about the safety of online shopping is stories in …

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January retail figures give room for optimism

The retail figures for January are in and paint a mixed picture, with the good news of an overall like-for-like increase of 1.1 per cent in sales muddied by news that non-food sales slipped 1.6 per cent. Retail Week reports that BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor numbers showed a total sales …

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High Street sales reach unprecedented pre-Xmas levels

New research from PricewaterhouseCoopers show that 82 per cent of UK High Street retailers are now offering significant sales or reductions in an effort to get shoppers spending money in the run-up to Christmas. Retail Bulletin reports that just 52 per cent of stores were running sales promotions one month …

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Tomorrow is the biggest day for UK retail

Global credit giant Visa has claimed that tomorrow, Saturday December 20th, will be the busiest day on the UK High Street this Christmas. The firm expects to process over 15 million transactions throughout the day, totalling around 750 million. To be even more specific, Visa says the busiest five minutes …

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