Mothercare looks to almost halve number of UK stores

Mothercare used to have almost 400 stores, but will now have about 80 to 100. Photograph: Rex Mothercare is to almost halve the size of its UK chain and stop selling clothes for older children as it tries to carve out a profitable future on the high street. Mark Newton-Jones, Mothercare chief executive, said it... Continue Reading →

Serious Fraud Office steps up BHS investigation

The Serious Fraud Office has stepped up its inquiries into the collapse of BHS and the conduct of the department store chain’s former owner Dominic Chappell. The Guardian understands that the SFO has contacted individuals involved in running BHS before it fell into administration in April, and the administrators themselves, and asked for a series... Continue Reading →

WHSmith accused of hiking prices at hospitals Shop forcing people to pay almost double for some items in hospital stores A4 notepad was £12.99 in hospital outlet compared to £8.99 on High Street MP Paula Sherriff called the practice 'exploitative' and 'completely unfair' Comes after company demanded boarding cards at airports without passing on VAT... Continue Reading →

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