At last, some much-needed good news for UK retailers. Footfall rose 5.4% week-on-week across all UK retail destinations in the seven days to 3 December, said Springboard. Increases were seen across all key destinations.
Amazon, M&S and Adidas have emerged strongly from the newly-launched Retail Performance Index compiled by agency VCCP. It’s based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and looks at strength in “the buying moment”.
Carnaby is a major year-round draw for London visitors and shoppers, but it takes on an added significance during its renowned Christmas installations. And this year's lights celebrate moments from the past 25 years.
Oh My Cream is continuing its international rollout with a second London store. On the King’s Road, it follows the beauty retailer expanding outside of France for the first time last month with its Notting Hill debut.
Farfetch shares are more than a quarter down from where they were this time last week. And the reason? The company held a capital markets day Thursday and the cost of its ambitious plans didn’t please its investors.
Spanish firms such as Munich, Cecotec, Create, Silbon, Mr. Boho, Renatta & Go, Hawkers, Pikolin, Joma, Taurus, Ecoalf, Kelme, Bassols, Charanga and Black Limba are among those listed in the marketplace.
UK haircare business Umberto Giannini is stepping up its international expansion, backed by a new seven-figure finance package from Lloyds Bank, targeting markets including Ireland, the Netherlands and Australia.