The revitalisation of Croydon in Southeast London is nowhere near to completion as the pandemic has seen the major parties involved (URW and Hammerson) abandoning big plans to redevelop the Centrale & Whitgift Centre.
Another major UK retailer is upping its supply chain credentials. JD Sport Fashion will open a 514,000 sq ft warehouse complex on the outskirts of Derby towards the end of the year, employing up to 500 people.
In what looks to be a strong fit, retail giant JD Sports Fashion has made a multi-million-pound investment in UK performance wear/althleisure retailer Gym King, taking a “significant” minority stake in the firm.
One of the key malls in the former Intu portfolio -- Birmingham’s Merry Hill — is to see big investment from new operator Ellandi to make it a more compelling destination and one that's future-proofed.
Buy-now-pay-later lender Klarna has acquired fledgling social shopping platform Hero for around £115 million, according to people familiar with the deal. It will be added to Klarna’s platform of 250,000 retail partners.