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Inc Retail to open The Campus retail and leisure space

Inc Retail to open The Campus retail and leisure space

​It’s being heralded as a venture to "redefine how consumers use retail spaces". It’s called The Campus and is being developed to include pop-up retail, flexible workspace, and an urban food hall. 
Fashion
UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

​Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices saw a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week. Footfall across UK retail destinations rose 1.5%, according to Springboard.
Fashion
Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

​Fortnum & Mason had a strong Christmas period, but its latest accounts for the year to last July also showed it swinging to a pre-tax loss for the first time since 2009.
Luxury
Ex-M&S and Sainsbury's chairmen die, both helped shape UK retail

Ex-M&S and Sainsbury's chairmen die, both helped shape UK retail

​Two key executives who helped to shape UK retail died in the last few days. Paul Myners was the former chairman of M&S and Landsec and John Sainsbury was the driving force behind the supermarket chain for 23 years.
Fashion
Selfridges in NFT deep dive with Paco Rabanne

Selfridges in NFT deep dive with Paco Rabanne

​Fashion, art, retail and technology are drawn together in a first-of-its-kind, multi-layered cultural collab featuring the work of artist Victor Vasarely and fashion house Paco Rabanne at Selfridges’ London store.
Luxury
UK online fashion sales "good" in 2021 despite sector's worst ever growth rate

UK online fashion sales "good" in 2021 despite sector's worst ever growth rate

​Year-on-year comparisons across the pandemic landscape can make interesting reading. That’s why UK online retail in 2021 recorded its worst-ever year for growth, but still managed a “rather good” performance.
Fashion
Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

​M&S’s powerful recovery story continued over the Christmas period with the UK retail giant saying Thursday that constant currency sales rose 18.6% year-on-year and 8.9% compared to two years ago.
Fashion
Meta-works: Online universe becomes lab for real-life products

Meta-works: Online universe becomes lab for real-life products

Online platforms that are precursors of the metaverse vision for the internet's future are already serving as workrooms to develop products destined for real-life sale.
Fashion
Q3 fashion suffers at Sainsbury's amid tough comparisons

Q3 fashion suffers at Sainsbury's amid tough comparisons

UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s may have enjoyed a bumper Christmas trading for festive food and drink, but there was less cheer when it came to clothing.
Fashion
Bluewater owner Landsec makes key executive appointment

Bluewater owner Landsec makes key executive appointment

Big appointment for Landsec. The UK commercial property giant has hired Remco Simon to the newly-created role of managing director – Strategy and Capital Markets. Effective immediately, the will report to CEO Mark Allan.
Fashion
Very Group needs to raise its game to compete with Next - analyst

Very Group needs to raise its game to compete with Next - analyst

​Very Group may have had a good Christmas trading period but it needs to up its game to compete with a major rival, analysts said.
Fashion
Urban Outfitters sees double-digit holiday sales growth on digital

Urban Outfitters sees double-digit holiday sales growth on digital

Urban Outfitters Inc. reported on Tuesday double-digit revenue growth for the 2021 holiday season, compared to the same two-month period in 2019, driven by strong growth in the U.S. group's digital channel. 
Fashion
Selfridges Birmingham branch stays closed after tragic incident

Selfridges Birmingham branch stays closed after tragic incident

​The Bullring, Birmingham branch of luxury department store Selfridges has stayed closed on Tuesday following an incident on Monday evening in which a man died. It’s due to reopen on Wednesday.
Luxury
Wilko to close 15 UK stores this year

Wilko to close 15 UK stores this year

​Wilko is to close 15 stores in 2022, it announced on Tuesday. The value-focused general merchandise retailer that also sells beauty products has reviewed its store estate as a result of a number of leases ending.
Beauty
December fashion spend rose, but less than hoped for say key retail reports

December fashion spend rose, but less than hoped for say key retail reports

​Consumer spending on essential items grew in December by as much as 13.7% on a two-year basis, but clothing saw slower growth and department stores also lagged compared to supermarkets and discounters.
Fashion
Very Group sees strong Christmas trading, names new chair from Walmart

Very Group sees strong Christmas trading, names new chair from Walmart

Online retail giant The Very Group had a good Christmas as fashion interest spiked, it said on Tuesday as it also announced the arrival of a new non-executive chair.
Fashion