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Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer reverses decision to open on Boxing Day and...

Marks & Spencer has reversed a decision to open its stores on Boxing Day and has decided to give staff the day off instead. The...

Online retailers prepare for “biggest Black Friday” as stores stay shut

Online retailers have said they expect their “biggest Black Friday yet” as bricks and mortar stores miss out on sales through the enforced closure...

Mothercare losses widen after major restructuring

Baby products group Mothercare saw its losses widen for the past six months after sales slumped following its major restructure which it said is...

Trade groups and experts call for business rates relief next year

Trade groups and experts have called on the Government for business rates relief next year as retailers prepare for a multibillion-pound tax bill. The Government...

Shoppers “may put worries on hold to loosen purse strings for...

Shoppers’ Christmas spending could hold up in 2020 despite the hit to household incomes this year, according to a forecast. While the festive season will...

PODCAST: Lone Design Club Founder & CEO, Rebecca Morter

Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series "In Conversation" where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion's most influential business leaders.  ...
Retail sales high street consumer confidence

Households’ confidence in their finances deteriorated in November

Households are becoming less confident about their personal finances in the year ahead, according to research from GfK (Growth from Knowledge), which asks people...

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group increases stake in luxury brand Mulberry

Mike Ashley’s retail empire has increased its stake in Mulberry to own more than a third of the luxury handbag maker in a move...
Royal Mail

Royal Mail ups sales forecast in anticipation of Christmas e-commerce boom

Royal Mail has fallen to a first-half operating loss, but had upped its sales outlook amid a boom in parcel deliveries as online shopping...
British Land

British Land writes down property value after Covid-19 hits retailers

Landlord British Land has slashed the value of its retail properties by nearly 15%, as the sector continues to struggle during the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

Inflation jumps on back of rising cost of clothing and food

UK inflation bounced higher last month as the price of food and clothing jumped, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said...
Black Friday

A quarter “more likely to wait for Black Friday” to start...

Around a quarter of Christmas shoppers are more likely to wait for discount days such as Black Friday before they start making purchases than...

Scottish retail sales “slip to weakest performance since end of lockdown”

Sales for the retail sector in Scotland have slipped to the weakest performance since lockdown ended in June, according to experts. Figures in the latest...

PODCAST: IN DETAIL – Richard Hyman, Retail Analyst

IN DETAIL: the new Podcast from TheIndustry.fashion in which we get under the hood of the industry and examine the business & consumer trends...