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Buy It Direct’s profits soar

BUY It Direct, the Yorkshire-based online retailer, saw its profits and revenues rise last year, although it is taking a cautious view of 2017.

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The entrance to Asda's head office in Leeds, as the store has been named named the cheapest supermarket of 2016

Asda beats Morrisons and Tesco to cheapest supermarket crown

Asda has been named the cheapest supermarket of 2016 among the major UK grocers, ahead of Morrisons and Tesco.

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Date: 20th October 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
Official opening of the Victoria Gate, John Lewis, Leeds.

UPDATED: Staff at John Lewis face cut to bonus pool

The John Lewis Partnership has warned that it expects its staff bonus to be “significantly lower” than last year in the face of a challenging market outlook.

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Supergroup has published a trading update

Supergroup ‘performs well’ over festive trading period

SuperGroup, the owner of the Superdry brand, today said that it performed well in the run-up to Christmas.

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Date: 20th October 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
Official opening of the Victoria Gate, John Lewis, Leeds.

John Lewis warns of lower staff bonus in ‘challenging market’

The John Lewis Partnership has warned that it expects its renowned staff bonus to be “significantly lower” than last year in the face of a challenging market outlook.

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Chris Dee, the CEO of Booths

Food and drink retailer Booths reels in record sales of £10m in Christmas week

THE family-owned food and drink retailer Booths saw its sales break the £10m barrier in Christmas week, which is the highest weekly sales figure in the company’s 169 year history.

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Morrisons

YP Comment: Morrisons rolls back the years

LIKE the famous Mark Twain adage ‘reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’, the same principle applies to a resurgent Morrisons which has just posted its best Christmas trading results for seven years.

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Nisa has reported an  improved Christmas trading performance

Promotions help to boost Nisa’s Christmas trading figures

NISA Retail said it had enjoyed “strong” Christmas trading after it invested in festive promotions to boost sales.

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Steve Bloom has been dubbed Britain's rudest bookseller after charging customers 50p to enter his shop. Picture: Glen Minikin

Brought to book: Yorkshire Dales ‘shopkeeper from hell’ who charges 50p just to browse

A SHOP owner in the Yorkshire Dales has been branded “the bookseller from hell” after his local parish council took in more than 20 complaints about his alleged rudeness.

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Retailers were hit by a drastic drop in the number of bargain-hunting shoppers passing through their doors on New Year's Day

January fails: Half of shoppers stay away from new year’s bargains

RETAILERS were hit by a drastic drop in the number of bargain-hunting shoppers passing through their doors on New Year’s Day, figures show.

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Petrol prices are rising, according to Asda's income tracker

Families face pain at the petrol pumps as inflation hits two-year high

MANY BRITONS could start to feel the pinch in 2017, as rising petrol prices place a greater strain on family finances, according to a new survey.

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Should shops remain shut on Boxing Day?

Jayne Dowle: Forget the sales and just enjoy a Boxing Day rest

I CAN think of nothing worse than going shopping today. After all the preparation, all the presents and the bank-balance-checking paranoia on Christmas Eve, the very last thing I want to do is spend any more money on Boxing Day.

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YP Letters: Supermarkets can help us to healthy eating

From: H Marjorie Gill, Clarence Drive, Menston.

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Morrisons' supermarkets across the UK will be giving away 200,000 wonky carrots in an effort to support the Christmas tradition of leaving out refreshments for Father Christmas and his  reindeers on Christmas Eve. Morrisons'  plant manager Jessica Lawson is pictured feeding the reinder  Photo:  Mikael Buck / Morrisons

Morrisons to provide free carrots for Rudolph as cost of feeding Santa hits £13m

IT seems that Brexit won’t be forcing Santa to tighten his belt this Christmas.

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Handout image issued by 10 Downing Street of one of three illustrations, this one by Jade Windsor, that Prime Minister Theresa May has chosen by schoolchildren from her Maidenhead constituency for her Christmas cards.

Jayne Dowle: Christmas message to the greetings card refuseniks

IF I see one more sanctimonious Facebook post announcing that a certain person isn’t sending Christmas cards this year and, instead, giving a donation to charity, I’ll throw a mince pie at the wall.

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How should the consumption of alcohol be controlled?

YP Letters: Minimum price for alcohol is not the answer

From: Coun Tim Mickleburgh (Lab), Boulevard Avenue, Grimsby.

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Russell Haggata (pictured), a Morrisons cheesemonger, has been awarded the highest accolade in the cheese world Copyright: � Mikael Buck / Morrisons

Meet the country’s big cheese - from Morrisons

A cheesemonger at Bradford-based supermarket chain Morrisons has been inducted into the prestigious Guild Des Fromagers, one of the highest accolades in the cheese world.

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Shopworkers deserve respect   this Christmas.

YP Letters: Christmas stress no excuse for abuse of shop staff

From: John Hannett, General Secretary, Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).

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Morrisons

YP Comment: Morrisons makes its move at last

THE best in the business under Sir Ken Morrison, it’s heartening that his supermarket empire Morrisons is enjoying an upturn in its financial fortunes.

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