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The Xmas Retail Figures Are Coming In

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The announcments are arriving thick and fast now on the xmas shopping period, taking all retail stories good and bad from todays bbc website as of 11am.

Burger firm enters administration

The revolution in school dinners hit Canterbury Foods' sales

Meat products maker Canterbury Foods has gone into administration after failing to agree a refinancing plan with banks.

Scottish economy 'catches cold'

The report says Scotland's economy is following UK trends

Scotland has caught an economic "cold" from the rest of the UK and has shown signs of slowing down, latest research has found.

Nearly a third of almost 2,000 Scots firms in Lloyds TSB's business monitor survey reported a decrease in turnover in the three months to November.

Tough Christmas trading for Next

Next launched its winter sale on 27 December

Fashion retailer Next has reported a 3.2% fall in like-for-like sales in the five months up to the end of December.

Consumer appetite for debt wanes

Spend on credit cards continues to slow down.

The appetite of UK consumers for new debt has fallen to its lowest level for 11 years.

Kookai goes into administration

UK fashion chain Kookai has become the latest casualty on the High Street to call in administrators after one of the toughest years for retailers.

'Sudden slowing' of festive sales

The first week of post-Christmas sales ended with an alarming drop-off in shopper numbers, according to retail research group SPSL.

there were a couple of uplifting stories but they were from the usa and japan,not the uk.Anyone that dont think something is wrong out there is a madman, a fool, a dimwit, and i pray to god not in charge of the family finances.

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