Black Friday will see Britons going on a £2.6BN shopping spree and spending £1.8M a minute, a new study shows. Spending on the day will rise 8% and over Black Friday week, it should rise 4% to £10.1bn.
Polly Dickens has announced she will retire as creative director of British homeware brand Habitat at the end of January 2018, after having spent six years at the helm of the brand’s in-house design studio.
The online marketplace for independent boutiques has raised £10 million in a series A round of funding, and will use the investment to increase its number of listed shops and further develop the platform.
Black Friday store visits will drop this year for the first time since it became a key shopping day in 2013, a new study says. But another forecast says spending over the Black Friday period will rise above inflation.