shopping

The sun shines on retail sales

18 May 2017 12:32

When the sun shineth…go shopping. That’s what we did in our droves during April, boosting retail sales by 4 per…

Banning shops from opening on Boxing Day is a terrible idea

13 December 2016 9:02

Britain was once a nation of shopkeepers. But one wonders for how much longer. As if the combination of Amazon, councils’ parking charges…

Shoppers: know your rights this Christmas

9 December 2016 12:18

Time moves on so quickly and now here we are again – it’s the month when many people are focused on…

Black Friday: do your homework before hitting the shops

16 November 2016 12:43

There are some American imports for which we should be thankful. Not Donald Trump, obviously. Other things, though – the…

Britons are a nation of tea-drinkers, and we’re willing to pay top price for the perfect cuppa

14 October 2016 12:28

If you believe the national stereotypes, there are certain things us Brits can’t live without, among them fish and chips,…

How hard can it be to remove all plastic from your supermarket shop? You might be surprised

9 October 2015 17:24

The UK produces 3.6 million tonnes of plastic waste every year, 1.5 million tonnes of which takes the form of…

The British economic recovery, in 12 graphs

23 January 2015 14:48

Everything seems to be falling into place ahead of the election for the Tories. Today’s data shows high street spending…

Ho ho no

6 November 2013 11:51

Parents who have taken their little angels to see Father Christmas in his grotto at Selfridges got a shock: he’s…

Who cares about HMV? Shopping has never been better. - Spectator Blogs

15 January 2013 13:45

How many people presently lamenting the demise of HMV (at least in its current incarnation) actually spent any money there…