John Lewis had a shock announcement on Thursday with news that Paula Nickolds will be leaving the business next month. But less of a surprise was the fact that festive trading figures were down, albeit not by much.
Fashion brand Hush managed to shake off the difficult UK retail environment in its most recent financial year with the firm’s latest set of accounts showing a 37% revenue rise in the 12 months to March 30 2019.
When a report headline says “Retail sales cease their decline in November”, it might not seem like the most exciting news in the world. But in volatile times such as these, it came as a relief to the UK retail sector.