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COVID-19

Non-essential retail to get go-ahead to re-open on 2 December

Non-essential retail will get the the go-ahead to re-open from 2 December, ministers decided at a meeting this afternoon, but a new stricter tiers...
Black Friday

Amazon and major retailers push Black Friday back a week in...

Amazon and other major retailers have agreed to push Black Friday back a week in France to allow physical retailers to take part safely...
Black Friday Online retail sales

Online retail transaction value jumps 29% ahead of Black Friday

Online retail transaction value has jumped 29% in the UK so far this month, ahead of what is expected to be a record-breaking Black...

Non-essential retail in Northern Ireland forced to close for two-week lockdown

Northern Ireland is set to face a two-week circuit-breaker lockdown from Friday 27 November. Non-essential retailers in Northern Ireland including fashion and beauty services will...
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...
Retail Sales Footfall

Retail sales up by 1.2% in October despite local restrictions, however...

UK retail sales volumes in October were 1.2% higher than September despite restrictions tightening again in many areas of the UK, according to the...
Fashion sale

Lockdown lowdown: The big discounters, what people want and what they...

Black Friday campaigns are already in full swing, with the likes of Karen Millen and Coast offering 50% off everything and AllSaints offering 30%...

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...
Scotland Glasgow

Non-essential retail to close across much of Scotland in “hammer blow”...

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced near full-lockdown conditions across much of Scotland, forcing the closure of non-essential retail, due to rising COVID-19...
Shop workers

Shop-worker abuse hits new heights amid Coronavirus pandemic

The abuse of retail staff has been worse than ever during the Coronavirus pandemic, with three-quarters of shopworkers, including those in the fashion and...
Retail footfall

UK retail footfall remains resilient despite Lockdown 2 restrictions

UK retail footfall rose by an average of +13.2% between Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 November compared to the same three days the week...
Topshop Topman Oxford Street

Arcadia close to securing £30m in fresh funding

Sir Philip Green's Arcadia empire reported to be close to securing £30m in fresh funding to shore up the business after Christmas trading was...

Retail chiefs write to Prime Minister warning against lockdown extension

The leaders of some of the high street's biggest names have written to Prime Minster Boris Johnson to urge him to allow the re-opening...
Carnaby Christmas

Carnaby launches first ever 360° virtual tour to experience Christmas lights

In answer to Lockdown 2, central London’s Carnaby is today launching its first ever 360° virtual tour at Carnaby.co.uk, so people can “experience” its...