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COVID-19

JD Sports chief says investment in stores depends on landlords

JD Sports chairman Peter Cowgill has hinted that any investment in the company’s stores will be dependent on potential negotiations with landlords as it...
Footfall Super Saturday

High street footfall boosted by “Super Saturday”

The latest data from Springboard has revealed that footfall in England’s high streets rose by +19.6% on "Super Saturday", 4 July, and +28.3% on Sunday 5...

Boohoo shares drop nearly 24% as analyst says response to Leicester...

Updated: Shares in fast fashion group Boohoo lost nearly a quarter of their value today, effectively wiping £1bn off the company's market capitalisation, after a newspaper investigation over the...
Jack and Jones Bestseller

Bestseller offers early and immediate payments to suppliers

Danish fashion group Bestseller has offered its suppliers early and immediate payments on orders through to October to help them through the COVID-19 crisis. The...
Oxford Street 2020

Treasury could give adults £500 to spend in COVID affected industries

The UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering giving vouchers worth £500 to adults and £250 to children to boost spending in parts of...
Boohoo

Boohoo investigating accusations of modern slavery practices in Leicester factory

Fast fashion retailer, Boohoo has said it is investigating accusations of modern slavery practices at factories in Leicester where employees are paid as little as...
Oasis

More than 24,000 retail jobs lost this year through company collapses

More than 24,000 jobs have already been lost at high street retailers in administration in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 crisis...
Burberry PETA

Luxury industry urges Government to make further changes to quarantine rules

The luxury industry is calling on the Government to make further changes to the quarantine rules, so that it can return to growth and...
intu Lakeside

Intu CEO Matthew Roberts steps down following administration

Intu chief executive Matthew Roberts has reportedly resigned a week after the shopping centre owner collapsed into administration. Staff were informed by administrators KPMG of...
Marks & Spencer

35% of consumers say views of retail staff have improved

A new BRC-Opinium consumer coronavirus tracking survey – carried out between 26-29 June, 2020 - has revealed that 35% of the public say their...
Shoe Zone

Shoe Zone names Peter Foot as new finance director

Value footwear retailer, Shoe Zone has appointed Peter Foot as Finance Director. Foot will take up his new role from 6 July, replacing Jonathan Fearn whose...

Consumer confidence edges up as more businesses prepare to reopen

Fragile consumer confidence is showing some signs of improving as more businesses prepare to open their doors again this weekend, including pubs and hairdressers. While...