Companies around the world must boost sustainability efforts, not just for the planet, but also for their bottom line as consumers globally believe businesses are responsible for a whole host of sustainability issues.
Retail in London’s premium Marylebone area has been given a boost with the addition of two new independent stores -- Labour and Wait and John Boyd Hats --added to landlord Portman Estate’s portfolio this month.
Cadogan Estates, the family-owned company that owns swathes of commercial and private properties across London’s Chelsea and Knightsbridge, has seen the value of its 93-acre portfolio fall by almost £800 million.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) is picking up the pace in its bid to improve its environmental status. The commercial property giant has joined ‘The Race to Zero’ global campaign backed by the United Nations.
UK fashion and lifestyle retail giant Matalan joined many of its peers in delivering a set of pandemic-ravaged results in its latest reporting period. But fear not. Matalan’s an upbeat business far from struggling.
First the bad news. Clothing sales for June were “poor for the time of year”, according to the latest Confederation of British Industry (CBI) survey. What’s more, growth in online sales slowed sharply this month.
Amazon Prime Day may have driven massive traffic to Amazon itself, but it also had a knock-on effect on other retailers, a new study has shown. And beauty and fashion were key purchase priorities during the event.
Fans of PrettyLittleThing can soon actually ‘vacation the brand’. Parent Boohoo Group is launching a PrettyLittleThing luxury hotel in Cornwall to take advantage of 2021’s high demand for UK staycations.
UK consumer confidence remained stable in June and there’s a brighter picture for personal finances. But the question remains whether the threat of inflation is already clouding prospects for the economy, Gfk said.