Aspinal of London has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and they show how tough the climate was becoming even pre-pandemic. But it also said 2021 is a key year as it heads towards profitability.
British sportswear brand Castore has upsized its Liverpool One shopping centre retail space to 2,600 sq ft, marking the brand’s renewed commitment to the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland-operated development.
Womenswear brand Hobbs has filed its accounts for the year to the end of March 2020 and said that prior to the impact of the pandemic, the company had been performing in line with its forecast expectations.
Gym+Coffee, is continuing its drive into the UK with the opening of its second retail store outside of Ireland. Following an earlier debut at Westfield London, it’s opening in Manchester's Trafford Centre on April 17.
Online sales continued to grow in the UK during March with a 71.7% year-on-year increase, although given how much of a shock to the system the first lockdown was in March 2020, the strength of the rise was no surprise.
JD Sports continued its long run of powerful results reports on Tuesday. And the theme was ‘retention’ as it retained most of the sales and profits that would have happened in stores when it was trading online only.