M&S shoppers rejoice as retailer launches s’mores brownie

M&S shoppers rejoice as retailer launches s’mores brownie covered in chocolate, biscuit and marshmallow (and it can be melted under the grill!) Marks and Spencer launched Gimme S’more Brownie inspired by BBQ dessert Made of biscuit, chocolate and marshmallows and can be grilled or put in oven Takes just eight minutes to took and product retails … Read more

Number of shoppers was 15% down compared to 2019 – but still four times busier than last month 

As high streets across the UK came back to life yesterday, footfall failed to reach pre-pandemic levels, the latest figures have revealed.  The data shows total customer footfall on the day non-essential retail reopened in England was down 15 per cent on two years ago. However that is a significant improvement on March, when total … Read more

Shoppers fear personal details could be stolen as hundreds of ‘lost’ parcels are auctioned on eBay

Online shoppers fear their personal details could be stolen as hundreds of ‘lost’ Royal Mail and Hermes parcels are being auctioned off by mystery sellers on eBay. Sellers have been making up to £140 per bundle of undelivered items which include electrical items and jewellery. The listings have snaps of the parcels, with some saying … Read more

Shoppers set to spend as consumer confidence grows

Shoppers set for tidal wave of spending as consumer confidence hits highest level since before 2008 financial crisis By Alex Lawson, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 BST, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 3 April 2021 Shoppers are ready to unleash a tidal wave of spending after consumer confidence hit its highest level … Read more

Where have all the Easter eggs gone? Angry shoppers share snaps of empty supermarket shelves

Where have all the Easter eggs gone? Angry shoppers share snaps of empty supermarket shelves – while one Waitrose customer jokes they ‘should have bought theirs at New Year’ Many Brit shoppers found themselves on unwanted Easter egg hunt this morning Frustrated customers shared snaps of empty shelves at supermarkets to Twitter Mumsnet thread started … Read more

UK shoppers could be charged 20p on plastic bottles if deposit scheme returns

Return of the ‘money back bottle’? Shoppers could be handed 20p for every plastic bottle or can they recycle as Government mulls bringing back popular 1960s deposit scheme The Government has long been planning to introduce a deposit return scheme Scheme would see a small deposit added to the cost of drinks in plastic bottles … Read more

Obese monkey overfed by Thai shoppers sparks comparisons to ‘Uncle Fatty’ who ‘ate himself to death’

Chunky monkey being killed with kindness: Tank top-wearing ‘Godzilla’ kept at Thai market balloons due to shoppers giving him junk food – sparking comparisons to ‘Uncle Fatty’ who ‘ate himself to death’ Godzilla has ballooned to more than double the average weight for his species The three-year-old macaque lives at a market in Bangkok’s Min … Read more

Ocado shoppers spend an average of £147 on each order as sales surge

Online grocery group Ocado saw sales surge nearly 40 per cent to £559million in the 13 weeks to 28 February, a new trading update shows. On average, Ocado customers spent £147-a-time on their shop, with Marks & Spencer products ‘consistently’ accounting for over a quarter of the basket. With plans to open further warehouses and … Read more

Visa to join Mastercard in hiking interchange fees for UK shoppers

Regulators should crack down on ‘profiteering’ from card companies as Visa hikes interchange fees for shoppers buying from the EU by 475% Visa is the UK’s largest card provider with an 84% share of the card market It appears to be joining Mastercard in raising interchange fees by up to 475% European merchants are billed … Read more

Deliveries with a NASTY bill from Europe: Shoppers hit by import fees

For consumers, it’s one of the body blows of Brexit. Since Britain left the EU, tens of thousands of shoppers have been hit by a raft of unexpected extra charges when buying goods from websites based in Europe. In some cases, there have been demands of nearly a half as much again on top of … Read more