The Shop at Bluebird will open a lifestyle concept store on Floral Street in Covent Garden early next year, boosting the area's luxury credentials and widening its exposure to London's huge tourist traffic.
Primark will open at Bluewater in two years' time with the news showing that Europe's largest mall isn't only focusing on high-end tenants. But there are fears that nearby town cnetre Primark branches could close.
Sweden's H&M and Britain's Topshop/Topman are ultra-successful at driving engagement through image posts on social media, a new report shows. Meanwhile Forever 21 also does well but Zara and Mango struggle.
French fashion brand Antoine & Lili has opened its first UK store less than a year after being bought by investment specialist Dzeta Group and Judith Benhamou. It has opened in affluent tourist destination Canterbury.
River Island saw lower operating profit last year even though sales rose and it blamed that familiar scenario, the “challenging” retail environment. But it also ploughed money into tech and expects to reap the rewards.