With supply chain issues to the fore, if you want to know what the footfall forecasts are for UK retail in the critical six-week period covering Black Friday, Christmas, and post-Christmas periods, read on.
Be warned. A hefty 60% of shoppers say that a poor experience on any retail channel will make them less likely to shop again with a brand, according to research from buy-now-pay-later financier Klarna.
Clothing spend rose last month but the UK retail sector remains on a knife-edge with consumer confidence weak and supply chain issues a big worry, the monthly Barclaycard and BRC reports showed on Tuesday.
French Connection on Tuesday released what we assume will be its last set of results before it’s sold, and they showed the start of a recovery. But its performance is still far from its glory days earlier this century.
Ever since it opened during last month fashionistas, fans and tourists have chorused that the retrospective Thierry Mugler: Couturissime inside the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is essential viewing.
Hammerson’s UK and Ireland managing director Mark Bourgeois is preparing to leave as the heavily-indebted commercial property giant plans to cut up to 40 head office jobs in order to reduce costs, a report claims.
Using retail areas as more than just places for stores in order to draw in more consumers has long been a strong initiative from Shaftesbury. And a particular focus has been music links when it comes to Carnaby Street.
UK-based Pepco Group is on a fast track to expansion and the pan-European discount retailer has a new chief operating officer to speed up the process. Trevor Masters is being promoted on 1 January from MD of Pepco.
So what is the future of physical stores’ success in the fast-changing digitalised UK retail landscape? Having the technology to capture customer preferences and behaviours in-store, claims a report by Mercaux.
The signs are looking good. UK retail footfall “surprisingly" continued to strengthen in September, boosted by a slow return to office working together with the beginnings of the return of overseas tourists.
The increasing move towards turnover-based commercial property leases for retail has hit a stumbling block — trust. That's despite this form of leasing being seen as better suited to the operational needs of retailers.
Amazon has opened its first UK non-food store with a debut at Bluewater in Kent. Although not selling fashion for now, it’s a strong signal of the retailer’s ambitions in physical retail for multiple product categories.