High Street News

The latest craic on what is happening on the high street.

Sainsbury's sales on the slide

They may have just announced one-hour bicycle delivery, but Sainsbury's sales are not great at the moment, falling for a second consecutive quarter. The supermarket says this is because of the drop in food prices. Chief executive Mike Coupe is optimistic though, saying that he's got a strategy which should mean that Sainsbury's "outperform our…

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£300m Aldi investment in UK

£300m Aldi investment in UK

The UK wing of Aldi has announced that they're going to invest a whopping £300 million into their stores, after notching up a 12% increase in sales, which raked in a massive £7.7 billion in 2015. There's currently 785 Aldi stores in the UK and Ireland, and there's going to be 70 more in 2017,…

Today, students get 10% off at Morrisons

This week, is Fresher's Week, so if you live near a university, be prepared for a lot of yelling and screaming at peculiar times of the night, and a lot of small silver gas canisters littered about the place. If you're a student, you're probably thinking about boozing, macking out with strangers, and worrying about…

Ocado shares fall (and fun facts about their name)

Ocado has seen their shares tumbling, apparently because of the 'death of the weekly shop'. We'll get to that, but we'd like to point out that, once upon a time, on Ocado's Wikipedia page, it had the glorious fact: "Ocado is the last five letters of avocado". This has since been replaced with a quote…

Starbucks to dress staff like hipsters

Do you get your coffee from the local hipster joint, where lads have beard that take 45 minutes to comb, and ladies with glasses more expensive than your entire wardrobe? Well, Starbucks want to get in on that action, and have updated their dress code so it looks a bit more 'bespoke', even if the…

Next jelly shoes for kids - one to keep an eye on

There could be a potential recall on Next's jelly sandals for children, after a mum found that they'd injured her child after only 30 minutes of wear. As you can see from the photos, the child's feet are bleeding after wearing the jelly shoes, bought at Next. Lisa Connor said that her daughter, Esmé, wore…

Austin Reed to close all shops

Austin Reed is going to close all 120 of its stores by the end of June, with around 1,000 members of staff losing their jobs. Sadly, the administrators said that there's been no viable offers for the troubled clothes-retailer. Peter Saville, joint administrator at AlixPartners, said: "We have explored all options to sell the business…

Check to see if your HSBC branch is closing

There's going to be a lot less HSBC on the high street, thanks to a number of closures from the bank. Across the UK, HSBC have already closed 78 branches in 2016, and now there's another 53 to close too. HSBC told the Mirror: "Decisions to close branches are not taken lightly, but they are…

Aldi and Lidl gin is the best buy!

Gin enthusiasts will be able to save some money on their gin habits, as judges from the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) have given the thumbs up to an Aldi gin which costs less than a tenner. Aldi's Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin for £9.99 was raved about by the gin judges, and gave it a…

Overtime and Sunday pay cut at Waitrose

Waitrose have not only ended free coffee to customers, but they're also putting an end to paying its staff a higher rate for working overtime and doing Sunday shifts. The supermarket's 58,000 employees will no longer get paid more for working unsociable hours and the like, as Waitrose try and stay in touch with their rivals,…

Burger King beers are happening

Remember us talking about beer being served at Burger King restaurants? Well, it is now officially happening. The meat vendor has been given the go-ahead to sell you beer with your Whopper. Initially, this is going to be at the Burger King at Waterloo Station, which isn't great news for anyone who is never likely…

Cardboard coffee cup recycling nightmare!

Have you been walking around, thinking that coffee shops are giving you your coffee in cardboard cups because they're recycled? It would make sense that this would be the case right? Why on earth wouldn't they be recycled? Well, turns out that less than one in every 400 cups dished out by high street coffee…

Asda scrapping multi-buy offers

After Sainsbury's decided to beat the regulators to the punch, and stop doing confusing, and potentially misleading multi-buy deals, Asda have got on board with the idea too, saying that they've removed 133 multi-buy products from their supermarkets. Now, we are just waiting for the other supermarkets to stop their BOGOF deals as well. An Asda spokesperson…

Morrisons to cut prices with 'Price Crunch'

Morrisons have suffered from confusing price offers in recent months, which they ended up dropping. The supermarket has had a think, and decided on a new tactic, and is rolling out a new campaign called 'Price Crunch', where they vow to cut the price of 1,072 items. They're going to focus on fresh food, and…

Aldi to offer online shopping

Aldi are continuing to chip away at their rivals. First, they offered cheaper, fuss-free shopping which doesn't have all those confusing and dodgy looking offers and price checks, and now, they're taking their wares to the internet. They say: "The Which!!! Best Supermarket 2015 is about to get even better. From 2016, there will be…