Yet more positive news on commercial landlord rent collection and UK retail performance. Hammerson, the owner/operator of the Bullring & Grand Central in Birmingham, said footfall trends “remain encouraging”.
As so-called Freedom day approaches on Monday, there’s still a certain amount of nervousness among retailers in England (and their customers) over the ending of the legal requirement to wear face coverings in-store.
Department store Liberty has filed its results for the year to the end of January and said that it was "significantly impacted" by the three separate Covid lockdown in the UK that dented footfall to its London flagship.
Boohoo Group has signed a partnership deal with Alshaya Group to build on the presence of Debenhams in the Middle East and also take other brands in its portfolio to the region via stores rather than just online.
Paul Smith Group Holdings, the company that owns the Paul Smith trademarks, has filed its annual results for the year to June 30 2020 and said that the final quarter of that year was hit hard by the pandemic.
‘Freedom Day’ isn’t shaping up to be what Britons were expecting just a few weeks ago. New research reveals a hefty 68.5% of consumers now oppose plans to end distancing measures and mask-wearing in stores.