Tag Archives: shopping

When do the sales start in London?

The sales in London have already started! Every shop window on every high street is already showing the sign “SALE”. Retailers have started sales warily, because they are waiting for the new reduction; everything is now at 20% and 30% off will be soon be 30%- 50% sales. And in this dark period everybody wants to save money.

Something that you should know now is:

Woolworths, the firm’s music, DVD and games’ chain will close all its 815 outlets across the country by the end of the year, because of £385m of debt. It means amazing offers on everything and 30.000 workers without a job.

Tesco launch a pre-Christmas sale today, slashing prices on 1,000 lines by up to 50%. The latest big round of discounting in the retail sector, will be concentrated on Christmas essentials, such as food, drink, toys and gifts.

Tesco: an example of British success

Hello! Welcome back to our business blog. Do you need to do your food shopping? Here in London you can choose from supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Somerfield, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Tesco: there are stores everywhere, open everyday (also 24 hours per day). From getting to know London, it’s easy to understand that Britain’s largest supermarket chain is Tesco and why it has been able to spread abroad.

In fact, the UK company will open its first site in Mumbai by the end of 2009, investing millions to be able to open in Delhi, Bangalore and the surrounding areas as soon as possible. This news represents a new direction in the expansion of british businesses into Eastern economies.

Next to the big licensed chains, London also has Indian, Pakistan, Chinese and Thai shops to offer, and in the same way in few years the biggest Indian cities will host several british shops. So, European companies start to export their brand to developing countries. In our evermore globalised economy, these countries are rich markets into which new business can expand; Sir Terry Leahy, chief executive of Tesco, said: “This is another exciting development for Tesco. It complements our entries into China and the United States, giving us access to another of the most important economies in the world.”