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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London joins calls to extend business rates holiday

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is urging the Government to extend the business rates holiday for another year over fears thousands of jobs could...

Retail sales continue recovery in August but lose pace, as fashion...

UK retail sales continued their recovery in August but saw growth slow down, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Meanwhile fashion remains...
John Lewis

John Lewis: what next for the British high street stalwart?

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has today revealed the impact of the tumultuous past six months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its stores to...

Aspinal of London launches CVA proposal in a bid to exit...

Leather goods and handbag brand, Aspinal of London is seeking to launch a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) restructure proposal that could see it close...
Seven Dials, London's West End

Central London locations seeing increased consumer interest, CACI reports

According to the latest research from CACI, the consumer and location intelligence specialist, there is a large level of the disparity in...

Joseph to open store at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in York

British contemporary fashion brand, Joseph is set to open a new outlet store at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in York on 24 September. The brand will...
UNIQLO

UNIQLO launches recycling initiative “Re.UNIQLO” to give products new life

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO is set to launch RE.UNIQLO, an initiative that collects UNIQLO clothing that is no longer needed by customers, to give...

Chanel appoints Agathe Derain as Head of Human Rights and Sustainability

Chanel has announced the appointment of Agathe Derain into the newly created role of Head of Human Rights and Corporate Sustainability. Derain will be reporting...
John Lewis COVID-19

John Lewis could convert 50% of its store space at Oxford...

John Lewis could convert 50% of its store space at its Oxford Street flagship store into offices. Plans submitted to Westminster Council seek to convert...

British consumers demand more sustainable packaging from fashion brands

A new survey conducted by global packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has revealed that British consumers are making a statement by demanding more sustainable packaging...
John Lewis Oxford Street

John Lewis drops staff bonus after half-year loss

John Lewis will drop its famous staff bonus next year after reporting a £55m loss before tax, which escalated to £635m for the six months...
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Next raises profit outlook again after sales boost

Next has upped its full-year earnings outlook for the second time in as many months after strong recent trading and a better-than-feared first half. The...

British Fashion Council creates Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the creation of a Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee as part of its long-term plan to fight prejudice and...
High streets retail landlords

Government extends ban on business evictions until end of year

The Government has announced it is extending a ban on business evictions until the end of 2020. Measures were put in place at the start...