Category: Shopping Habits

Booming demand for home shopping boosts haulage giant Wincanton

A Waitrose employee cleans a check out: Getty Images
A Waitrose employee cleans a check out: Getty Images

Logistics giant Wincanton today said its profits would be well ahead of the market’s forecasts this year as booming demand for home shopping boosted its delivery vans arm and a cost savings plan bore fruit.

The UK’s biggest logistics company said its business servicing online orders had been especially strong in July and August and was seeing revenues “significantly ahead” of pre-Covid levels.

It is the second time it has upgraded City forecasts since July.

Wincanton recently won contracts with Waitrose for home delivery in London and a major contract with

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Death knell sounds for some of Japan’s oldest department stores

By Ritsuko Ando and Leika Kihara

TOKYO (Reuters) – After more than three centuries in business, the Onuma department store in northern Japanese city of Yamagata began bankruptcy proceedings this year – one of many distinguished department stores across the country in dire straits.

Known for fancy food halls, luxury items, impeccable service and, in their heyday, rooftop attractions to entertain families, Japan’s department stores have been in a long slow decline as shopping habits change.

Now the coronavirus pandemic, just as it has forced U.S. retailers such as Lord & Taylor and Neiman Marcus into bankruptcy, is hammering nails

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17 Ways To Spend Less at Aldi

Aldi currently operates in 36 states and opened its 2,000th store in the United States in June — and now the grocery chain has plans to expand to 38 states with the addition of four Arizona stores later this year and a Louisiana location in the near future, Supermarket News reported. The chain plans to open 70 new locations by the end of 2020.

With so many stores, chances are there is already an Aldi near you or will be soon. The popular chain boasts that it offers “impressively high quality at impossibly low prices” — but there are ways

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40 Labor Day Sales Worth Shopping Today [Updating]

Labor Day weekend is coming up, and companies have already started rolling out deals and sales to help you save right now. The deals vary, but you can save up to 80% off in some categories, with some of the lowest prices we’ve seen all year on popular products for the home, office, the outdoors and more.

The best Labor Day discounts are on tech, apparel, mattresses, bedding, cookware, and smart home gear, and we’ve rounded up all of the best sales in one spot. We’re also going to update this post over the next few days as new deals

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New Luxury Hot Spots to Know in China

China, a handful of cities are performing better than the rest and attracting mega high-end retail projects amid the strong rebound seen in recent months. Here, WWD lists six new luxury hot spots worth the attention of brands looking to expand their retail footprint beyond Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.” data-reactid=”19″LONDON — As COVID-19 disruptions reshuffle economic output in China, a handful of cities are performing better than the rest and attracting mega high-end retail projects amid the strong rebound seen in recent months. Here, WWD lists six new

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