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Retail & Etail

Stella McCartney // Yoshitomo Nara

Stella McCartney collaborates with Yoshitomo Nara for SS21 capsule collection

Stella McCartney has unveiled a unisex collaborative collection with Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, featuring a childlike character with a large head and doll-size body, and
Fenwick

UK footfall sees rise for fifth consecutive week despite Lockdown 3

Footfall across all UK retail destinations rose by +6.8% last week, 14-20 February, from the week before, in what was the fifth consecutive week of uplift despite the national lockdown.

Battersea Power Station confirms new Estate Management team to lead next...

Battersea Power Station has announced the appointment of James Carragher, formerly Operations Director at Landsec, as its Estates Director, as well as four other key hires to make up its all-new Estate Management team for the next phase of the development.
Shoezone

Shoe Zone announces departure of Finance Director

Value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has announced that its Finance Director, Peter Foot, has left the business with immediate effect. Foot only took up his
Online retail

Calls to boost public protection from growing counterfeit threat

The government must act now to better protect UK consumers from the growing threat of e-commerce fraud which has continued to develop at pace during the Covid-19 crisis, the UK’s Anti Counterfeiting Group (ACG) claims.
Boris Johnson in the House of Commons

Boris Johnson to announce roadmap out of lockdown

Prime minister Boris Johnson will unveil England’s route out of lockdown this afternoon, first announcing the news to MP's in the House of Commons before
John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis considering further store closures

John Lewis is considering further stores closure as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced more of its sales online, it has been reported.
Topshop Topman ASOS

ASOS begins targeting Topman and Topshop customers with multi-million pound campaign

ASOS is launching a multi-million-pound campaign targeted at Topshop and Topman customers letting them know they can now shop an expanded range of the brands' products at ASOS.com.
George at Asda

Asda considers spinning off George clothing line

Asda's new owners are considering a spin-off of the supermarket's George fashion business, it has been reported.
New Bond Street, 2021.

Luxury leaders go local as pandemic continues to halt travel

The capitals of Europe have long been destinations for foreign tourists, most notably Chinese and Arabic visitors, to fill their shiny Rimowa suitcases to bursting with luxury goods. Buying a new Hermès bag on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré or a bespoke suit on Savile Row felt more authentic and could seduce many an international visitor to spend, spend, spend.
High street retail Debenhams

Barclays donates £100,000 to retail workers hit by pandemic

The UK’s retail industry charity retailTRUST has received a £100,000 donation from Barclays to help retail workers hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Demand for
MY Wardrobe HQ and Belstaff

LFW panel talk: My Wardrobe HQ and Belstaff men’s luxury rental...

Chair of My Wardrobe HQ, Jane Shepherdson, hosted a panel talk this morning on the launch of its first ever foray in to men’s luxury rental – with iconic British brand Belstaff – as part of day one of the London Fashion Week
James Norton in Belstaff

My Wardrobe HQ launches menswear rental service with Belstaff

As part of the start of London Fashion Week this morning, Belstaff launched its first ever luxury menswear rental offering with My Wardrobe HQ, featuring a range of Belstaff’s “Icons” including the "Trialmaster" and "Racemaster" jackets.
High street retail sales

UK retail sales tumble after stores shut in national lockdown

UK retail sales plunged in January as vast swathes of high street stores kept their doors shut in the latest national lockdown, according to new figures.
Rishi Sunak in House of Commons

Rishi Sunak to delay business rates review again until autumn 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce shortly that he to delay the Treasury's report on the "fundamental review of business rates" until autumn 2021.
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet announces further opening day brands

The latest mix of premium and high-end brand partners at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands has now been announced, with Coach, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss,

Next boss Lord Wolfson calls for higher business rates on warehouses

Business rates for retailers on the high street should be cut by 35% with the commercial property tax increased for online rival warehouses instead, according to Next CEO Lord Simon Wolfson.
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland extends lockdown until 1 April

Northern Ireland has extended its lockdown until 1 April but some relaxations to restrictions will be made on 8 March.
John Lewis

John Lewis is first retailer to sign-up to HRH The Prince...

The John Lewis Partnership has become the first retailer to sign-up to HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta – launched on 11 January 2021 – which forms part of HRH’s Sustainable Markets Initiative, putting “nature, people and the planet” at the heart of global business.
Fashion retailers Leicester

Female UK garment factory workers at higher risk of dying from...

UK garment factory workers have among the highest rate of deaths from COVID-19 among women in the UK, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals.