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London landlord Grosvenor 'will invest in selected tenants'

London landlord Grosvenor 'will invest in selected tenants'

Landlords may be under pressure, but Mayfair's Grosvenor has unveiled a radical plan to invest in the businesses of some retail tenants in the key shopping neighbourhood and "rewrite what it means to be a landlord".
Luxury
Lindex owner Stockmann has better Q3 but second wave could dent Q4

Lindex owner Stockmann has better Q3 but second wave could dent Q4

​Lindex owner Stockmann saw an improving performance in Q3 but the improvements seem to be slowing as Europe faces a second wave of the coronavirus.
Fashion
Ikea opens pilot second-hand store in Sweden

Ikea opens pilot second-hand store in Sweden

Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, will on Monday open a pilot second-hand store for Ikea furniture in Sweden as part of its efforts to reach its 2030 climate targets.
Lifestyle
Know the Origin relaunches sustainable shopping platform

Know the Origin relaunches sustainable shopping platform

Sustainable fashion and lifestyle marketplace Know The Origin has relaunched its shopping platform. It now helps customers “see” their impact with an ‘impact calculator’ that shows the good that shopping ethically does.
Fashion
Britons 'to increase Christmas spend by £1bn' - report

Britons 'to increase Christmas spend by £1bn' - report

​Opinion is divided on whether consumers will increase their spend this Christmas or will tighten their belts. But a new report says that spending will rise by around £1 billion in Britain.
Fashion
New Begbies Traynor red flag report shows fashion and retail struggling

New Begbies Traynor red flag report shows fashion and retail struggling

​The latest ‘red flag’ report from insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor shows that retailers, and especially fashion stores, continue to suffer as coronavirus cases rise in the UK.
Fashion
UK consumers demand greener products in wake of pandemic - survey

UK consumers demand greener products in wake of pandemic - survey

Over a third of Britons (36%) are buying more from companies with strong environmental credentials as priorities shift during the pandemic, a survey shows.
Fashion
Ikea's malls arm says expansion plans intact as customers return post-lockdown

Ikea's malls arm says expansion plans intact as customers return post-lockdown

Ikea's shopping malls business said its expansion plans remained on track with visitors quickly returning to its premises after the lifting of coronavirus-related lockdowns which had forced stores to close.
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John Lewis predicts 'homemade' Christmas, festive shopping is earlier than ever

John Lewis predicts 'homemade' Christmas, festive shopping is earlier than ever

​John Lewis has released a survey to show what Christmas shopping will be like this year and a key finding is that more people are shopping for gifts early. And many plan to make their own gifts this year too.
Fashion
Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

Online to overtake store spending for the first time this Christmas - report

​Online sales are set to overtake physical retail for the first time this Christmas, according to a new prediction from delivery specialist ParcelHero. The company said Britons should spend £39.41bn online this time.
Fashion
All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

All change at the top for McArthurGlen's exec team

​Designer outlet malls giant McArthurGlen has announced some key changes in its executive team with its long-serving CEO taking a new role and two people replacing her.
Fashion
John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis gets green light to convert part of London flagship to offices

John Lewis has won the planning permission it wanted to allow it to convert almost half of its Oxford Street, London, flagship store into office space as part of its new strategy to return to sustainable profits. 
Fashion
Next beats Q3 expectations, sales rise, profit guidance upgraded

Next beats Q3 expectations, sales rise, profit guidance upgraded

​Next had a strong Q3 with full-price sales up 2.8% and total sales up 1.4%. That may seem tame by normal standards, but in the wake of the pandemic, it shows it to be one of the winners in hard-hit UK fashion retail. 
Fashion
Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet mulls £200m sale on revenues surge - report

Notonthehighstreet has thrived during the pandemic with the result that the online marketplace for small businesses is reportedly considering a sale to private equity or a trade bidder.
Fashion
Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

Compare Ethics raises funding to help identify sustainable businesses

The ​London start-up has raised £0.5m “to power sustainable product verification” at a strong time for its business model after supply chain scandals and as consumers aim to buy more ethical and sustainable products.
Fashion
Cath Kidston reveals 'digital-first' focus, will reopen Piccadilly store

Cath Kidston reveals 'digital-first' focus, will reopen Piccadilly store

​Cath Kidston has shared details of its transformation plan following its administration filing and takeover earlier this year with the company to focus on international growth and digital channels. 
Fashion