Footfall in Central and Greater London continued to outpace the rest of the UK in the latest week, says Springboard. Total footfall across the country’s retail destinations fell 1.7% in the 15-21 September period.
U.S. shoppers returning to stores ahead of the back-to-school season helped Target forecast higher same-store sales growth after beating quarterly estimates, even as online demand sharply dropped from pandemic highs.
Walmart Inc increased its annual U.S. same-store sales forecast after beating analysts' estimates on Tuesday, as shoppers coming out of lockdown bought more clothes, travel gear and back-to-school merchandise.
According to a new report from The NPD Group, U.S. performance footwear sales grew 23 percent in the second quarter, while leisure footwear sales climbed at a slightly higher rate, showcasing post-Covid consumer trends.
Visa Inc beat estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday as speedy vaccine rollouts spurred consumers to spend more on travel and entertainment, boosting volumes for the world's largest payment processor.
Positive news for UK fashion retailers on Friday. Total like-for-like fashion sales skyrocketed 73.7% in June, albeit from a base of -20.9% for June last year, bolstered in part by steady spending online.