City-centre shops and malls lost their lustre during the pandemic, but as lockdowns ease across Europe many stores in and around residential areas stand to benefit as consumers remain reluctant to venture far from home.
As more school districts roll back their reopening plans to curb the spread of coronavirus, major retailers are aggressively discounting back-to-school items and airing new ads featuring students taking classes at home.
Many retailers are taking the opportunity afforded them by the end of lockdowns to refresh aspects of their business and the latest to do so is Marks & Spencer, which is relaunching its loyalty programme, Sparks.
UK retail giants Next and Marks & Spencer are both interested in taking on the British operations of Victoria's Secret, the international lingerie brand owned by L Brands, according to a report on Friday.
In a further indication of how popular ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ services have become in the UK, e-commerce payments firm Clearpay has revealed that more than a million UK shoppers used its service in its first year.