The new Queen The Greatest experiential pop-up store opened on Carnaby Street on Tuesday morning with a big focus on apparel as Universal Music Group’s Bravado unit looks to take advantage of rising West End footfall.
Footfall across all UK retail destinations rose week-on-week in the latest seven days (19-25 September) and was particularly welcome on three important fronts. It was the first rise registered in the past four weeks.
There were many warnings and they seem to be coming true. When the UK ended the tax-free shopping perk for tourists, it was feared international tourists would shun Britain. A new survey suggests they’re doing that.
For the first time, two top Italian labels have joined forces and combined their creative perspectives to design two collections in one, Fendi by Versace and Versace by Fendi, which will be commercialised next May.
Britain's opposition Labour Party would impose higher taxes on online retailers to fund tax relief for bricks and mortar businesses, the party's would-be finance minister Rachel Reeves will say on Monday.
Hopes that strong retail sales in the summer would continue into early autumn seem to have been dashed — at least that’s the case according to the earliest of the monthly retail sales reports to come out.
John Lewis Partnership’s management is facing a worker backlash for the second time in a month. This time it’s about paying bonuses to senior staff at a time when the retailer’s announcing redundancies.
This week has brought a number of moves in the property sector as Landsec said on Friday that it has sold two retail parks, while a joint venture acquired Martineau Place shopping centre in Birmingham.
UK consumer confidence took a knock in September and it’s easy to understand why, given concerns about rising fuel and food prices, growing headline inflation, tax hikes, empty shelves and the end of the furlough scheme.
TJX Europe has begun hiring up to 2,000 young people in the UK under a government work placement programme. The Kickstart Scheme will offer six-month posts in over 400 TK Maxx and Homesense stores across the country.
Covid-19 was no friend to cash. The pandemic saw retail transactions via payment cards rocket in 2020, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Cash now accounts for just 15% of total spending in retail.
Luxury lifestyle brand BALR is relaunching in Britain and Ireland this season and has appointed Start agency as its UK sales partner. The label launches in lHarvey Nichols, Selfridges, and the expanding Flannels chain.