Reiss is deepening its commitment to physical stores and this week opened a new location in London’s St Pancras. It’s the brand’s fourth opening this year and comes at a time when many brands are shutting stores.
Global mall giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) wants to become a more customer-focused organisation. So the Wesfield owner has appointed Caroline Puechoultres as its new chief customer officer, effective immediately.
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.
Gym+Coffee is flexing for expansion and improved visibility. The Irish athleisure brand has hired the Mongoose marketing agency “to raise awareness of the brand and build on its global community in Europe”.
The financial cost of Covid could jump for many non-essential retailers, given a second High Court ruling over rent arrears. Retail group Frasers has been ordered to pay rents accrued since the start of the pandemic.