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Ministers announce new grants for businesses affected by local lockdowns

Businesses in England that are required to shut because of local interventions will now be able to claim up to £1,500 per property every...
Boris Johnson // Track and Trace

Boris Johnson suggests public may receive a “COVID passport” to visit...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested in today's live broadcast Coronavirus press conference that the UK may "regain a sense of normality"...
QUIZ

Quiz reports a plunge in sales and closes 15 stores permanently

Quiz has announced that around 15 of its stores are to remain closed permanently after a major restructuring, as it saw sales battered by...
Footfall Retail news

Government launches “bounce-back” plan for retail industry

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has today announced new trade measures for the consumer and retail industry to help support businesses impacted by...

Retail sales jump thanks to online but city centres and fashion...

Retail sales jumped last month as shoppers spent more money online – but city centre shops and bricks & mortar fashion retail continue to...

Grosvenor partners up with NearSt to offer “safe and smart” shopping

Property developer, Grosvenor Britain and Ireland has partnered up with tech firm NearSt to launch a new retail innovation trial for “safe and smart”...
JD Sports

JD Sports half-year profits slide as store footfall remains “weak”

JD Sports has warned that retail footfall remains “weak” in its physical stores and increased costs caused by higher online sales have weighed down...

BRC urges workers back to office, despite rise in UK COVID-19...

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has encouraged the UK government to urge workers back to offices, while footfall remains significantly down year-on-year. UK footfall decreased by...
New Look

New Look CVA hangs in balance as landlords push back

New Look is reported to have faced resistance from 10 landlords over its CVA proposal which seeks to switch the majority of its stores...
Primark

Primark profits to come in at top end of its predicted...

Primark's full-year profits are expected to fall at the top end of the retailer’s revised range, following strong trading after lockdown.

Lone Design Club opens Wales’ first-ever digital shop front in Cardiff

Fashion, beauty and lifestyle retailer, Lone Design Club has launched the first digital shop front in Wales, brought to the capital by Morgan Quarter. The...
Jigsaw

Jigsaw creditors approve store closure plans

Jigsaw, the premium fashion chain, has had its store closure proposals approved by its creditors. The retailer plans to close 13 of its 74 stores...
Burberry PETA

Burberry wins £573,000 PPE contract following gowns donation to Government

Burberry has been handed more than half a million pounds to make PPE equipment for the NHS, according to newly released Government records. The retailer...
Oxford Street 2020

Shop prices fall further but Brexit pressure looms

Shoppers saw prices fall further in August but could see recent deflation come under pressure as Brexit looms, according to new figures. The latest monthly...