Burberry's new chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd will on Thursday set out his plan to finish the job started by his predecessor: boosting growth at the British luxury brand to the levels of its European rivals.
Dolce & Gabbana has set up shop in the heart of one of London’s most popular tourist areas with a holiday market in Covent Garden, translating the symbols of Sicilian folklore to the area’s Piazza until 15 January.
The festive shopping season is expected to be much better for the West End of London than last year. But with the cost-of-living crisis and small numbers of tourist shoppers, retailers still face a tough period.
An influential Parliamentary committee has slammed the Government's decision to not reintroduce VAT-free shopping for tourists, calling it a "spectacular own goal". There are now calls for an independent assessment.
Brushing off higher prices, affluent spenders are continuing to splash out on luxuries including $10,000 handbags and high-end perfumes, trading updates from Hermes, Kering, and L'Oreal showed on Thursday.
The reopening of Battersea Power Station (BPS) as a supermall and leisure destination last Friday resulted in a surge of visitors who added up to more than a quarter of a million people over the opening weekend.
The company specialising in fashion and luxury experiences is opening its eighth shop in Puerto del Carmen in order to boost the island's potential and its own business, which already generates a turnover of €20 million.
Industry bodies continue to criticise the UK's decision to axe its planned revival of tax-free shopping for tourists. And while that’s unsurprising, analysts seem to be on their side saying the strategy makes no sense.
In a massive blow to the retail sector, the UK's new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has undone one of the most significant measures for retail of the now-notorious mini budget that had been unveiled in September.