Liz Houghton, CEO and Co-founder of premium women’s fashion brand and retailer Mint Velvet. The brand was born out of the last major crisis to hit Britain’s high streets, the financial crash of the late 2000s.
Total customer footfall on the day non-essential retail reopened in England was down 15% on two years ago, new figures show.
Next has struck a deal with Homebase which will open mini-garden centres in six of the fashion giant’s stores.
Retailers are hoping pent-up demand and the fun of “physical shopping” will see consumers flooding back into bricks and mortar stores after a turbulent year of closures and restrictions.
Property giant Hammerson has confirmed that it is in talks over a deal to sell its portfolio of UK retail parks.
Many salons are reporting they are fully booked for up to six weeks despite "everybody wanting an appointment on April 12". The reopening of hairdressers in England will come as a relief to many, but pent-up demand means a wait of up to another six weeks to secure an appointment.
John Lewis is to launch a new cheaper range of products amid concerns that the department store giant is not widely seen as “good value for money”.
Ning Li is a globally renowned entrepreneur and made his name in the world of business founding the disruptive online furniture retailer Made.com.
Online fashion giant ASOS has revealed that sales soared during the latest COVID-19 lockdown as high street stores remained closed.
Collapsed fashion chain Peacocks has been saved by a senior executive with backing from an international consortium, it has been announced.
Almost 190,000 jobs have been lost in the retail turmoil since non-essential retailers were first forced to shut their doors a year ago, according to new figures.
ASOS is set to continue its recent stellar spell with a surge in earnings and sales as further lockdown restrictions have kept its shoppers from returning to UK high streets.
Three senior executives from Warehouse Paula Stewart, Karen Peacock and Kirstie Di Stazio, are back with new womenswear proposition, Albaray, which launched this week on its own platform and next week with retail giants John Lewis and Next.
Next has said profits for the last year were slashed by more than half after its stores were shut for large parts of it. However, the group also raised its profit forecast for the current year, as it hailed soaring online sales in the past eight weeks.
Lavinia has been instrumental in the group’s transformation of its offer and positioning in the beauty market, in particular, the iconic and historic No 7 beauty brand and how it has responded to the global pandemic.
Sports Direct owner Frasers Group has bought a retail park in Wigan as it looks to expand its property operations.
Retail sales volumes recovered slightly in February but not enough to offset heavy falls a month earlier, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has suggested.
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More than 50 of the UK’s leading retailers have pledged to improve their diversity and inclusion (D&I) following findings that representation of women and ethnic minorities “falls well short”.
The UK’s rate of inflation unexpectedly eased last month amid falls in the prices of clothing, second-hand cars and toys, according to new official data.