Footfall to UK stores declined by as much as 23.2% last week compared to the week before. The biggest drop was seen in shopping centres that fell nearly 32%, while high streets were down 22%, and retail parks 17%.
Frasers Group has bought another company with the purchase of designer fashion retailer Psyche for an undisclosed sum. The company has a 40,000 sq ft shop in Middlesbrough, and a webstore, and employs 58 people in total.
As many as 177,000 jobs were lost from UK retail last year, a new study from the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) showed on Friday. That’s up by a quarter on 2019 and CRR's predicting another 200,000 to be lost in 2021.
British lawmakers approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade deal with the EU on Wednesday, as both sides looked to begin a new chapter of relations just days before their divorce becomes a reality.
Lockdown measures are being extended in England due to the surging rates of coronavirus infection. And it means that more than three quarters of the country will be in Tier 4, with almost the rest of it in Tier 3.
Ireland is to shut down all non-essential retail and extend school holidays in bid to curb a surge in a new strain of Covid-19 that is spreading faster than all forecasts, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said on Wednesday.
US jeweler Tiffany & Co’s shareholders on Wednesday approved a $15.8 billion deal with France’s LVMH, ending an acrimonious dispute between the two luxury retailers that had stretched for more than a year.
Footfall to UK retail destinations was a big disappointment immediately after Christmas as Boxing Day (December 26), which used to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year, was hit by lockdowns.
It was a terrible end to a weak pre-Christmas trading period. No surprises that Christmas Eve, traditionally the most intensive selling day on the festive calendar, was a virtual washout, figures from Springboard show.
The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM), French fashion’s governing body, has released the show calendar for the next haute couture season in Paris, and despite the pandemic it’s going to be a busy week.