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M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

M&S revamps leadership team as next step of strategy

​M&S has unveiled a major realignment of its senior leadership team with CEO Steve Rowe making the changes after saying the firm has finished the ‘Fixing the Basics’ part of its strategy and is ready for the next step.
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​Landsec preps for recovery after bruising year, to exit UK retail parks ops

​Landsec preps for recovery after bruising year, to exit UK retail parks ops

Landsec is “poised for recovery” after the toughest of trading years, the UK landlord said in its annual results statement on Tuesday. And that recovery won’t include its retail park portfolio, which is to be sold.
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N Ireland's Rushmere breaks visitors record on reopening

N Ireland's Rushmere breaks visitors record on reopening

Great to be back. Shoppers in Northern Ireland showed just how much the end of the lockdown meant over the May Bank Holiday weekend with over 136,000 visiting the Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon.
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Two more pop-up drives aim to fill empty stores with indie makers

Two more pop-up drives aim to fill empty stores with indie makers

The large number of empty stores in the UK means more initiatives are being launched to make the most of these spaces with news of two drives to plug the gaps. The latest are from Pop-Up Club and Fassion.
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​UK high street footfall bounces back after poor Bank Holiday, London strong

​UK high street footfall bounces back after poor Bank Holiday, London strong

Footfall in UK retail destinations rose a modest 0.5% last week, despite continuing poor weather. ​And that albeit mildly positive number was driven by a stronger showing across high streets, particularly in London.
Fashion
UK shoppers to spend £40bn of lockdown savings - Bank of America study

UK shoppers to spend £40bn of lockdown savings - Bank of America study

There’s a heap of consumer cash waiting to be spent -- £40 billion to be precise. That’s the amount of lockdown savings Britons are only too willing to splurge in the post-Covid economic recovery, research has found.
Fashion
Addington Capital names Turner new partner in town centre rebirth focus

Addington Capital names Turner new partner in town centre rebirth focus

​Addington Capital is out to help investors and landowners “redress the balance in our tired retail spaces and town centres”. So the property investment and management group has signed regeneration expert Nigel Turner.
Fashion
ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

​Non-essential stores in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) reopened on Monday with expectations of heavy demand after more than four months of being closed. 
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Historic Arthur Beale set to ship out of central London as pandemic devastates business

Historic Arthur Beale set to ship out of central London as pandemic devastates business

Arthur Beale, one of the oldest stores in London, is to close permanently next month. The storied yacht chandler on Shaftesbury Avenue, adjacent to Covent Garden, is to shut its doors after 150 years in the location.
Fashion
Trafford Centre gets surprise new asset manager Pradera Lateral

Trafford Centre gets surprise new asset manager Pradera Lateral

Pradera Lateral is the surprise choice to manage the Trafford Centre. Its appointment follows a “competitive” tender process, with little-known Pradera beating industry giant Westfield to oversee the Manchester mall. 
Fashion
Amazon to create 10,000 new UK jobs, corporate fashion roles included

Amazon to create 10,000 new UK jobs, corporate fashion roles included

​Amazon will create 10,000 new permanent jobs in the United Kingdom in 2021, taking its total workforce in the country to more than 55,000, it said on Friday.
Fashion
Klarna launches "myth-busting" consumer ad campaign

Klarna launches "myth-busting" consumer ad campaign

Klarna has launched a quirky ad campaign to help consumers "discover the truth" about the global payments and shopping service brand. 
Fashion
Oliver Bonas to open first Essex store this summer

Oliver Bonas to open first Essex store this summer

​Independent lifestyle brand Oliver Bonas is to open its first store in Essex, with the 78-store retailer securing a 1,788 square foot regional flagship at Aquila Holdings-owned and operated Bond Street mall in Chelmsford.
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John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
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London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

​Central London footfall may still be well down on pre-Covid levels, but an uptick is expected this summer with a new study suggesting consumers are keen to get back to the UK’s premier shopping district.
Fashion
Selfridges gets licence to host weddings

Selfridges gets licence to host weddings

​After a year in which weddings were cancelled across Britain, they're back on the agenda, so with supreme good timing, Selfridges has just been granted a licence to host the ceremonies and receptions.
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