×

Miscellaneous

The latest news

London's Knightsbridge footfall almost back to 2019 levels

London's Knightsbridge footfall almost back to 2019 levels

​More good news for UK retail footfall in a key area of London, which outperformed most of the capital with better-than-expected numbers in the pre- and post-Christmas periods.
Fashion
More retail space lost as Hammerson reveals Grand Central plans

More retail space lost as Hammerson reveals Grand Central plans

Key Birmingham shopping destination Grand Central is to lose 200,000 sq ft of retail space. Commercial property giant Hammerson has submitted plans to transform the former John Lewis anchor department store there.
Fashion
M&S CEO defends rebuild plan, says Marble Arch store is riddled with asbestos

M&S CEO defends rebuild plan, says Marble Arch store is riddled with asbestos

As M&S’s long battle to knock down and rebuild its London Marble Arch store rumbles on, the retailer’s boss has made a fresh claim that its redevelopment plans are the right solution.
Fashion
UK inflation dip aided by lower fashion discounts, but figure remains high

UK inflation dip aided by lower fashion discounts, but figure remains high

​UK inflation may have eased last month, but with a new consumer price inflation figure of 10.5% in December, rather than 10.7% in November, it was hardly time to break out the party poppers. 
Fashion
BNPL firm Zilch to start sharing data with credit rating agencies

BNPL firm Zilch to start sharing data with credit rating agencies

UK buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) financier Zilch is to begin sharing data on customers' balances and repayments with credit rating agencies. The move is being seen as a possible restriction on borrowing.
Fashion
Lone Design Club links with Trinity Leeds for lifestyle pop-up

Lone Design Club links with Trinity Leeds for lifestyle pop-up

​Lone Design Club has partnered with property giant Landsec to open a pop-up store within its Trinity Leeds shopping destination. The collab aims to “bridge the gap between sustainable living and wellness brands”.
Beauty
Morpeth's Sanderson Arcade sees best footfall in six years

Morpeth's Sanderson Arcade sees best footfall in six years

It’s not just the biggest UK shopping centres that have enjoyed success in 2022. Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth, Northumberland, said it has recorded the highest footfall levels seen since before the pandemic.
Fashion
Ex-Debenhams chair Cheshire to chair Bluewater owner Landsec - report

Ex-Debenhams chair Cheshire to chair Bluewater owner Landsec - report

​Sir Ian Cheshire, the respected business executive and ex-chairman of Debenhams, is being tipped to become chairman of Landsec, the part owner of the Bluewater shopping mall, among other major retail destinations.
Fashion
FatFace Christmas sales look good, both women's and men's prove strong

FatFace Christmas sales look good, both women's and men's prove strong

​Fashion and lifestyle retailer FatFace has reported Christmas sales up a hefty 34% as both digital and stores did well in the five weeks to 7 January.
Fashion
Matalan new owners says cost pressures will hit profits, Hargreaves unhappy after failed bid

Matalan new owners says cost pressures will hit profits, Hargreaves unhappy after failed bid

​Matalan on Monday confirmed that its new owners are a group of its senior lenders and gave details of its funding package. But it also revealed a challenging Q3 and December that have dented profit expectations.
Fashion
WGSN and Stylus founder Marc Worth dies

WGSN and Stylus founder Marc Worth dies

Trends and insight service Stylus has announced the death of its founder Marc Worth, who also founded global trends service WGSN with his brother Julian.
Fashion
New owners prepare for Matalan takeover as founder's final bid fails

New owners prepare for Matalan takeover as founder's final bid fails

Matalan founder John Hargreaves has failed to regain control of the retailer with its lenders winning the prize. But they're also said to be planning talks with unsuccessful bidders about a possible minority investment.
Fashion
Joe Browns invests £2m in warehouse upgrade

Joe Browns invests £2m in warehouse upgrade

Joe Browns is to invest £2 million in a warehouse upgrade, designed to support both the fashion and lifestyle retailer’s “growth ambitions and increase pick face efficiency”, it said Friday.
Fashion
ABG's Ted Baker seeks job cuts

ABG's Ted Baker seeks job cuts

In a tough retail landscape, news of redundancies are expected grow following the key Christmas trading and clearance sale periods. Ted Baker has become the most high-profile brand to be looking at potential job cuts.
Fashion
Not on the High Street is latest retailer to plan job cuts

Not on the High Street is latest retailer to plan job cuts

​As economic conditions bite, online gifting marketplace Not on the High Street has admitted it’s planning to make cuts to its workforce, citing “challenging market conditions”.
Fashion
Pitti Uomo diversifies into design and pet accessories

Pitti Uomo diversifies into design and pet accessories

The Florentine trade fair is branching out into new categories such as The Sign, dedicated to furniture accessories, and Pittipets, dedicated to brands for pets, with an ever-increasing emphasis on lifestyle. 
Fashion