Tesco spends 28MILLION on private jets flying executives around the world Retail giant's spending on private jets for senior staff reached new high last year Firm has spent nearly 29 million on private plane journeys since 2005Spiralling costs revealed after Tesco issues first profits warning for 20 years | UPDATED: 11:12 GMT, 24 December 2012 With its famous motto of 'Every little helps' Tesco has made its fortune by meeting the needs of cost-conscious shoppers. But the supermarket giant appears to have been less thrifty with its use of private jets for senior executives – spending 8.9 million flying them around the globe last year alone. Since 2005 the firm has spent nearly 29 million on flying executives to different parts of the world, according to information filed at Companies House.
Now shops brace for the 'man dash'! Seven out of ten shoppers on Christmas Eve will be panic buying blokes, say experts Shoppers hit streets for 'most intense' day in build up to ChristmasMeanwhile, 70 per cent of shoppers tomorrow are expected to be men Major stores have already started their seasonal sales offering discountsGap and French Connection have cut prices by up to 60 per centAbout 1.3bn expected to be spent on 'Manic Monday' – nearly 55m an hourAnd the shopping won't stop on Christmas Day with online record predicted | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 23 December 2012 Britain's high street Christmas shopping frenzy has finally peaked – with only men still 'panic buying', according to retail bosses.
Christmas rush begins in earnest with 3.8bn expected to be spent on high street's big day Retailers are predicting a last-minute spending spree of 3.8billion tomorrow on the British high streetUnprecedented rush could see as much as 5billion spent over coming two days, according to British Retail Consortium The spree – combined with predicted heavy downpours – is expected to result in gridlock in town centres across the country | UPDATED: 19:51 GMT, 21 December 2012 Retailers are predicting the biggest high street shopping day in British history tomorrow with a last-minute spending spree of 3.8billion. The British Retail Consortium believes as much as 5billion could be spent over the coming two days in an unprecedented rush
Shops open all night to ease Christmas chaos on Sunday (the busiest day of the year) | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 21 December 2012 Supermarkets are trading around the clock in a bid to avoid a chaotic crush on Sunday – December 23, the day before Christmas Eve. The date is normally the busiest day of the year as families stock up for the holiday, but Sunday trading laws will restrict large outlets to just six hours opening.
Is Amazon building a smartphone Rumours claim Kindle handset set to launch next yearFirm believed to have signed deal with iPhone maker Foxconn for the gadgetCould run same modified version of Google's Android software as the Fire tabletComes as Amazon boss Jeff Bezos patents airbag protection system for mobiles | UPDATED: 12:18 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amazon is rumoured to be launching a smartphone next year to take on Apple and Google. The firm is believed to have signed a deal with Foxconn, who also make Apple's iPhone, for five million phones to be delivered late next year. The firm has long been rumoured to be developing 'Kindle phone' to complement its line of e-readers and tablets
The final Christmas countdown: Behind the scenes at giant supermarket depot as millions of shoppers hit streets hunting for late bargains Depot in Waltham Abbey, Essex, makes 1,800 deliveries a week to 90 stores in London and two other countiesAmazing pictures give backstage look at 700,000 sq ft centre as British shoppers hit high streets across the UKRetailers aim to lure shoppers out of their warm homes with discounts of up to 50% nine days before Christmas | UPDATED: 17:45 GMT, 16 December 2012 These pictures give a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a 700,000 sq ft supermarket distribution centre as Britain goes Christmas shopping crazy. Goods were in storage at a Sainsbury's depot in Waltham Abbey, Essex, which employs around 1,200 people and covers the size of eight football pitches.
'Cynical' Tesco accused of exploitation after raising price of must-have Furby by 6 Price of a Furby at is now 54.97 (was 48.99) at TescoThe toy is in huge demand with many stores running out of stock Tesco refused to explain the price rise Toys R Us's price has also fluctuated | UPDATED: 01:03 GMT, 9 December 2012 Tesco has been accused of exploitation after raising the price of a must-have Christmas toy, the Furby, by nearly 6.