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September 2015 Blogs

The September Blogs includes where to buy a business, Richard Branson video, National living wage, Morrisons new Focus and Aldi Online.
 

29th September - Aldi to launch online sales in UK

Aldi to launch online sales in UK

Aldi has said it will start selling goods online in the UK next year, as it announced record annual sales in 2014.

The discount supermarket chain will start its online service by selling wine by the case, and then add non-food offers in the spring.

Aldi's sales rose 31% to 6.9bn in the 12 months to 31 December, compared with 5.27bn the year before. However, operating profits fell to 260.3m from 271.4m, partly due to price cuts. The retailer, which currently operates 598 stores in the UK, also said it was "on track" to open 65 new stores this year.

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24th September - How the discounters are beating the supermarkets

How the discounters are beating the supermarkets

Where you shop in Britain has always been one of the great social signifiers. According to shopping folklore, for the middle classes it is Marks and Spencer, for the upper-middle class Waitrose, and Morrisons is the redoubt of lower-middle class Britain.

But the big four retailers - Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons - have been facing a game-changing threat as German competitors Aldi and Lidl cut into their market share with no-frills shopping that is marking a generational shift in retail patterns.

The latest statistics for the 12 weeks to 13 September from Kantar World Panel UK show just how bruising the business landscape has become for the UK's grocery retailers. The big four still occupy the commanding heights in terms of market share in grocery retail: Tesco 28.2%, Asda 16.7%, Sainsbury's 16.2%, Morrisons 10.7%. By comparison, Aldi still only has 5.6%, and Lidl 4.2%, of the entire UK grocery market. But it is in the growth figures that the pain is visible.

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21 September 2015 - CEO Secrets: Pret A Manger boss Clive Schlee

CEO Secrets: Pret A Manger boss Clive Schlee

The boss of sandwich chain Pret A Manger, Clive Schlee, offers the business advice he wishes he'd had when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.

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15th September - Richard Branson: Advice for Entrepreneurs

Getting it right is getting it right and you have to give it to him Richard Branson knows a think or to about getting it right. Please see this inspiring video with Advice for Entrepreneurs


10th September - Everything we touch turns to sold

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9th September - Morrisons jobs at risk as 11 stores to close

Morrisons jobs at risk as 11 stores to close

New CEO, New Focus - BBC have reported Supermarket chain Morrisons is to close 11 stores with the potential loss of 900 jobs as part of plans to transform the company's fortunes.

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6th September - Whitbread may increase prices to pay National Living Wage

Whitbread will increase some prices at its chains to counter the cost of the National Living Wage

The BBC have reported that Whitbread, The Premier Inn and Costa Coffee will have to increase prices to pay staff the living wage.

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4th September - Sold - New Businesses Required for Cash Purchasers

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3rd September - The changing face of UK High Streets

The changing face of UK High Streets

Shops that stand empty for years should be turned into something else with help from the government, a new report suggests. Figures from The Local Data Company show the number of vacant shops has dropped compared to last year, but the number of properties unused for more than three years has gone up.

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2nd September - Location is the making of a business

Chris from Smokey Barn gives some crucial advice on starting a cafe or coffee shop, it is all about the location, do not be scared by how much the rent is but look at the footfall for customers.  The more people in an area, the more sales you can achieve.