Premium outlet malls operator VIA Outlets said it has raised €600 million in its inaugural green bond issuance and saw “high demand”. The proceeds will be used to refinance most of its outstanding secured debt.
The biggest Christmas for retailers in two years warrants big responses. So online department store Freemans has ramped up its message for this year’s key event with the brand’s biggest ever multichannel ad campaign.
Boohoo Group has been putting plenty of support behind Debenhams since it acquired the brand and made it online-only, so it's no surprise that it's now unveiled a major Christmas campaign for the retailer.
There’s speculation that THG founder and CEO Matt Moulding could take the listed company private after he said he regrets listing the firm around a year ago. Its shares rose over 5% in early trading Monday as a result.
The strong results that Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors' owner reported this week were driven by consumers buying into the brands’ glamour positioning and their Signature branding, plus the athleisure offer at Kors.
UK retailers saw a reasonably good October with fashion sales in strongly positive territory, but whether sales will remain elevated as we head into the festive shopping season remains open to question.
Although UK retail footfall isn’t yet back to pre-pandemic 2019 levels, there was a “noticeable improvement” in October, Springboard has revealed. And a much-needed spring in the step last month came from city centres.
John Lewis has released its Christmas 2021 campaign with an ad called ‘Unexpected Guest’. It’s described as “a joyful story of friendship, which celebrates the magic of Christmas moments experienced for the first time”.
Seven Dials has been one of property giant Shaftesbury’s success stories in attracting tenants since retail’s reopening in May. So the Covent Garden location is to celebrate with its own three-day Winter Festival.