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Investigation launched as Jenners sign removed from historic department store

The owner of the building housing the historic Jenners department store in Edinburgh has launched an investigation as the gold sign bearing the store's name was removed this week.

Non-essential retail to reopen in Northern Ireland from 30 April

Northern Ireland has set out the next steps for its exit from lockdown with non-essential retail reopening from 30 April and beauty services and hairdressers from 23 April.
Shoppers in London

In Pictures: Shoppers brave the weather to shop at London’s popular...

Despite intermittent rain and clouds, shoppers returned to central London today, visiting popular tourist destinations including Seven Dials, Covent Garden and Carnaby Street.
Anya Hindmarsh The Village

Anya Hindmarch to launch new retail concept on London’s Pont Street

Anya Hindmarch has announced a new retail concept on London’s Pont Street, called "The Village", linking five neighbouring Anya Hindmarch stores.
Foot Locker

In-depth: Dropshipping – what is it, how does it work and...

As a retailer, how do you increase your product range or brand selection without tying up money in inventory, warehousing and delivery costs? The answer could be dropshipping.

Retail leaders join forces with retailTRUST to champion workers’ wellbeing

More than 20 retail chiefs, including ASOS CEO Nick Beighton, My Wardrobe HQ chair Jane Shepherdson and Scamp & Dude’s CEO and founder Jo Tutchener-Sharp, have joined forces with the retailTRUST to champion the health and wellbeing of the retail workforce.
Bucherer Covent Garden

Bucherer opens Covent Garden store, debuting UK pre-owned service

Bucherer, the world's largest watch and jewellery retailer, is continuing its drive into the UK market with the opening of a new flagship boutique in London's Covent Garden.

Allbirds commits to only use wool from regenerative sources by 2025

Sustainable footwear and clothing brand Allbirds has announced its commitment to only using wool from a regenerative source by 2025, further expanding its sustainable approach in production and product.

The Hut Group reports full-year losses due to acquisitions and investments

The Hut Group, owners brands including Coggles, Lookfantastic and AllSole, has reported £1.6 billion of revenues for the financial year 2020, with an operating loss of £481.8m, driven by one-off costs from investment and acquisitions.

ASOS and DPD partner on doorstep collections of pre-loved clothes for...

ASOS has partnered with DPD on a circular fashion initiative to enable customers to donate pre-loved clothes to one of five leading charities when receiving ASOS orders at their doorstep.

ACAI Outdoorwear moves to new HQ and opens London showroom

ACAI Outdoorwear, the premium women's outdoor brand, has relocated to new headquarters in North Wales and opened a London showroom as it accelerates its ambitious plans for expansion.

Violence and abuse towards shop workers “endemic and worsening since Covid”

Violence and abuse towards shop workers is “endemic” and has worsened since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, MPs have heard.
Moss Bros

Moss Bros and LK Bennett to launch subscription rental services in...

Leading B2B rental technology platform CaaStle, which powers clothing rental services in the US for major retailers including Banana Republic, Scotch & Soda, Express and Vince, is bringing its subscription clothing rental platform to the UK with Moss Bros and LK Bennett.

TheIndustry.fashion LIVE: Shoppers continue to visit Westfield Stratford in retail reopening...

Consumers are continuing to return to retail destinations on the first week of non-essential retail reopening, with fashion and beauty retailers seeing high footfall and large queues.

Carnaby and Soho retailers react to reopening

Assessing the first day of reopening of non-essential stores that was Monday, 12 April, 2021, brands and retailers in and around Central London’s Carnaby Street and Soho give their verdict on how it was on the West End frontline
Missguided activewear

Missguided launches activewear range MSGD Active

Missguided has just launched a new 42-piece activewear collection called MSGD Active, featuring form-fitting seamless designs made from recycled materials.
ASOS XOP Logistics

ASOS to open new fulfilment centre in Lichfield in partnership with...

ASOS has awarded logistics giant XPO Logistics the contract to manage a new fulfilment centre in Lichfield, which is due to begin operations in August creating 2,000 new jobs over the next three years.
No Chaos Covent Garden

No Chaos and Scum launch new joint experiential store in Covent...

Skatewear brands No Chaos and Scum have unveiled a joint experiential flagship store in London's Covent Garden.
Oxford Street

UK footfall soars +155% on first day of retail reopening

Footfall across all UK retail destinations jumped by +155% yesterday, Monday 12 April, compared to Monday last week, and by +225.2% in shopping centres, as the government’s lockdown restrictions were eased and non-essential retail reopened.
House of Fraser Beauty

House of Fraser launches Beauty Event to reward loyal shoppers

House of Fraser has launched a new Beauty Event designed to drive Beauty Hall loyalty and uptake of its Recognition reward card.