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Oxford Street 2020

Consumer spending shows gradual recovery in June

The latest data from Barclaycard has revealed consumer spending fell 14.5% year-on-year in June – the smallest decline since lockdown began, with month-on-month figures...
Retail sales high street

UK retail sales jump in June as non-essential stores reopen

UK retailers saw the biggest monthly sales jump in more than two years in June after non-essential stores reopened but the sector is “not...
Retail face masks

Face masks in shops to become mandatory from 24 July

Face coverings or face masks must be worn in shops in England from 24 July with shoppers risking a £100 fine if they fail...
Oxford Street 2020

Hospitality reopening spurs UK high street double-digit footfall growth

Footfall across all UK retail destinations rose by +10.6% for the week 5-11 July, which is more than double the growth of the previous...
Primark Face Masks

Face masks “should” be worn in shops, says Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said today that shoppers "should" wear face masks or face coverings in shops and says that fresh guidance on...
Primark

Primark declines £30m “furlough bonus”

Primark has said it will not accept the Government's £30m payout for bringing back workers from furlough. The value fashion giant would be entitled to the...
QUIZ

QUIZ: “extremely concerned” by Leicester factory allegations

QUIZ, the fast fashion brand, has said it believes that one of its Leicester-based suppliers has used a subcontractor at the centre of allegations...

Retail footfall down -56.6% in June despite reopening “turning point”

Retail footfall for June more than halved against the same month last year as shopper demand remains low despite the “turning point” of reopening...
Oxford Street

Michael Gove suggests face masks will not be mandatory in shops

Senior minister Michael Gove has said he does not think face coverings will be compulsory in shops in England, saying he "trusts...
John Lewis Face masks

Boris Johnson hints that face masks may soon be required in...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hinted at the introduction of stricter rules on the wearing of face coverings, for instance in shops, as he...
Boux Avenue SS20

Boux Avenue to reopen remainder of UK stores

Boux Avenue has confirmed the opening dates for the remainder of its 31 stores, following the first stage of a phased roll-out...
Hotter Shoes

Hotter Shoes pushes for restructure via CVA

Hotter Shoes has confirmed it has submitted a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) proposal to creditors and shareholders to seek approval for the closure of...