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Tom Bottomley

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COVID-19 prompts surge in fashion discounting

Year-on-year price comparisons show UK fashion retailers are discounting stock at “unprecedented levels” since the COVID-19 crisis hit, according to data and analysis from LovetheSales.com. The strict...
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Sports Direct hikes sports kit prices online after COVID-19 closure

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has reportedly put the prices of some of its active wear and sports equipment up by 50% online.
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Bira calls for “details and transparency” in support for indies in...

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling for immediate access to financial support for independent retailers hit by the Government’s lockdown of the...

Footfall drops -21.7% in a week due to COVID-19 impact

Springboard has revealed the impact of coronavirus on consumer activity before the non-essential retail shut-down came into effect today. Footfall from Sunday 15 to...
Retail property

Government adds extra protection for businesses with 3-month ban on evictions

Yesterday evening the Government announced extra protection for businesses, with a three-month ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments due to...
Contactless payments

Contactless limit to be upped to £45 in response to coronavirus...

In response to British Retail Consortium (BRC) pressure and widespread consumer demand, the contactless limit for in-store card transactions will increase from £30 to...
COVID-19 retail

How COVID-19 is impacting shopping habits

A new consumer survey of 1,000 shoppers – undertaken between 14-15 March by CACI and Research Bods - has revealed some key changes in...
Mark Batista

The Interview: Mark Batista, founder and director, Brand Progression and Welcome...

Mark Batista is addressing the very real prospect that buyers may well not be able to travel to his Welcome Edition show in Paris...
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Online sales flat before coronavirus really hit, new figures show

For the month of February, before the COVID-19 pandemic really took hold, overall online retail sales growth limped in at -0.4% year-on-year,...
Mark Powell

View from the front line: Soho-based tailor Mark Powell on how...

Mark Powell celebrates his 35th anniversary of tailoring in Soho this year, with famous clients – past and present – including David Bowie, Mick...
Springboard Footfall

Footfall down -20.2% year-on-year due to COVID-19 outbreak

Data and intelligence provider Springboard has today revealed a footfall decline of -20% year-on-year to 17 March, as store closures increase and high streets...
Retailers COVID-19

Retail industry welcomes Chancellor’s swift action to support businesses during COVID-19...

The retail industry has welcomed the Chancellor’s quick move to support businesses with a range of packages announced yesterday to help prop up the economy...