As if returning to tier 3 Covid restrictions isn't tough enough. London retailer’s have been dealt an extra blow with the government warning people should not travel into the capital to shop when the restrictions return.
H&M's sales were running only 3% down this autumn until the latest wave of lockdowns forced its stores to close again. But its figures for Q4 and the full year show it's managing fairly well in a tough year.
Frasers Group was reportedly racing to try to do a deal on Debenhams at the weekend, but reports also suggested that US-based Barneys owner Authentic Brands has both Debenhams and Arcadia in its sights.