‘Yorkshire’s Christmas shoppers brush off Brexit fears’

YORKSHIRE’S consumers are expected to spend less on Christmas presents than the national average this year, although they aren’t allowing the uncertainty caused by Brexit to influence their festive shopping plans, according to a new survey.

The iport side of the planned Lidl distribution base

Lidl plans £70m distribution centre in Doncaster with 500 jobs

PLANS by the German budget supermarket Lidl for a major distribution centre in Doncaster are expected to create 500 jobs in the district.

Carols are back on the menu at Morrisons

Morrisons gets religious over choice of Christmas music

Morrisons is bringing back Christmas carols to its stores after 15 years, after listening to its customers who said they preferred traditional songs to pop music.

Retail 4
Branded cheddar sales have fallen

Hard cheese: Supermarket brands take bite out of cheddar

Cheddar sales took a £60.9 million hit in the year to August, as Britons abandoned branded cheese for cheaper supermarket labels.

Retail 1

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050’

HIGH STREET retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

News 2

Top 7 deals for Black Friday today

Retailers are offering a host of new deals for Black Friday itself after days of sales leading up to the event. Here are some of the offers they have released today.

Retail 1
Retailers gear up ahead of Black Friday.

Asda mounts a David Cameron-style retreat from Black Friday

YORKSHIRE-BASED supermarket Asda has done for Black Friday what David Cameron did for Brexit - lighting the blue touch paper and beating a retreat.

News 3
Nearly a third of online shoppers may be tempted to put themselves at risk of fraud during the frenzy to grab a Christmas bargain, research has found.

How they plan to fleece you online this Black Friday

Christmas shoppers were fleeced of more than £10 million in online scams last year, police have revealed as they warned the festive period is “prime time” for fraudsters.

Austin Reed's former store in Leeds

Suit you, sir: Austin Reed returns to high street after collapse which cost 1,000 jobs

The menswear retailer Austin Reed is set to return to the high street with 50 new stores, months after it collapsed with the loss of around 1,000 jobs.

Morrisons is to ramp up its convenience store presence

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is to ramp up its convenience store presence and revive the Safeway brand as part of plans to branch out into the wholesale market.

Retail 1
Morrisons employs in-store�'strongmen' and women on Black Friday. Picture:�Sandy Young/Morrisons

Morrisons appoints strong men and women for ‘Black Friday’ heavy lifting

Morrisons has appointed in-store “strong men” and “strong women” to help customers carry their shopping during Black Friday week, which the supermarket is predicting will be the “heaviest” shopping week of the year.

Asda's CEO Sean Clarke

UPDATED: Asda’s ray of hope despite another sales fall

Supermarket chain Asda has posted another fall in sales, although trading has improved as price cuts and turnaround efforts start to pay off.

Leeds-based Asda has released its latest results

Asda’s quarterly sales fall again

Supermarket Asda has posted another hefty fall in sales, but said trading had improved as price cuts and turnaround efforts start to pay off.

Tesco has continued to grow its market share

Tesco continues to grow market share, says Kantar Worldpanel

Tesco has continued to grow its market share, after it enjoyed the fastest sales growth in three years, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.


Leeds, Sheffield, Brid and Hull M&S stores named on ‘at risk of closing’ list

Four cities and towns across Yorkshire could be at risk of losing their M&S stores, according to independent retail analysts.

The new Morrisons Christmas commercial

Watch: Morrisons comes over all 1980s in new Christmas commercial

YORKSHIRE supermarket Morrisons has launched its Christmas TV commercial - with its cultural references harking back to the 1980s.

Morrisons has jacked up the price of Marmite by 12.5%, weeks after a public spat between Tesco and Unilever

Morrisons hikes Marmite price by 12.5%

MORRISONS has jacked up the price of Marmite by 12.5%, weeks after a public spat between Tesco and Unilever erupted over the love-it-or-hate-it spread.

Retail 4
Shoppers flock to the opening of Victoria Gate in Leeds.

Robin Dobson: London brands lured to Leeds, new retail capital of North

THE launch of Victoria Gate last week marked the completion of a 15 year journey to deliver a game-changing, retail-led scheme for Leeds that would act as catalyst for regeneration in a part of the city that had been overlooked for some time.

Doncaster's Frenchgate centre - are such developments responsible for the litter that blights out-of-town areas where there are empty shops?

YP Letters: Filthy towns not unique to Yorkshire

From: Keith Turnbull, Ryton Way. Doncaster.

Opinion 2
Victoria Gate, Leeds

The John Lewis effect: Half a million in one week flock to new Leeds store

Retail analysts have herald the “John Lewis effect” as half a million shoppers descend on the new multi-million pound shopping mall in Leeds.

Load more