Retail & Etail


Vegan marketplace receives £400,000 investment

Online vegan fashion marketplace, Immaculate Vegan Ltd., has successfully raised its first round of investment, securing £400,000 from a number of leading investors, including an award-winning angel investment fund.

Next agrees to repay £29m in rates as sales soar

High street fashion giant Next has agreed to repay part of the savings it made from the Government’s business rates holiday after sales soared faster than expected.
Lone Design Club

Lone Design Club launches new rental offering with Hirestreet

Lone Design Club has announced it is to continue their support for independent and sustainable fashion brands by introducing rental into their offering, in partnership with platform HireStreet.
Canada Goose

Canada Goose to open first store in Scotland

Canada Goose has today announced the opening of its first store in Scotland, set to open Autumn 2021, following the launch of two new stores in Germany this year.
Ermenegildo Zegna

Ermenegildo Zegna to float in New York

Italian luxury menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna is preparing for a listing in New York in a deal that will still allow its founding family to retain a majority stake.

Sustainable department store Know the Origin opens pop-up at Angel Central

Sustainability-focused department store, Know the Origin, has opened its a pop-up and first zero-waste store at community-led retail and leisure destination Angel Central.

Sosandar sees yearly revenue increase 35%

Sosandar, the online women's fashion brand, has reported a year of strong revenue growth, with revenue increasing 35% to £12.2 million (compared to £9.03 million in 2020).
High street shopping

Retail footfall expected to rise by 19.7% following Freedom Day

UK footfall will rise by +19.7% this week following ‘Freedom Day’ today, as COVID-19 restrictions, such as face coverings and social distancing, are no longer mandatory in England, according to forecasting data from Springboard.
Merry Hill

Ellandi reveals plans for £50m investment to transform Merry Hill shopping...

Privately-owned shopping centre operator Ellandi has revealed plans for a multi-million pound programme of investment, set to transform Merry Hill shopping centre near Birmingham by July 2025.
Hazel Morton Critizr

Critizr extends Proud of My Store entry deadline

The entry deadline for Critizr’s ‘Proud of My Store’ awards has been extended to 31 July to give more stores and their heroic front-line retail workers the chance to participate.

Mike Ashley takes Debenhams battle to High Court

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group has applied to the High Court to cast aside a settlement agreed with Debenhams’ administrators earlier this year - a report in The Sunday Times claims.

Fenwick family quietly seeking buyers for flagship Bond Street store

The Fenwick family have reportedly been quietly seeking buyers for their flagship Bond Street department store.
Flannels Beauty Bar

Flannels Beauty launches with mission to revolutionise beauty shopping

Luxury retailer Flannels is on mission to re-invent the ‘beauty hall’ wheel with the launch of a disruptive new beauty concept in physical stores across the UK - as well as online.
Stone Island

Stone Island opens renovated London flagship store

Italian technical outerwear specialist Stone Island has unveiled a larger, newly renovated Soho space as it reopens the London flagship store on Brewer Street.
NHS Covid app

Retailers hit as workers forced to isolate due to being “pinged”...

Retail leaders are among those to call on the Government to speed up changes to self-isolation rules as it is estimated that some are struggling with up to 30% of staff off work with Covid-19 or because they are isolating.

Liberty London sales plunge to £55.77m

Historic London department store Liberty London has reported full year sales dropped to £55.77 million compared to £93.14 million the year prior.
Seven Dials

Shaftesbury encourages West End rejuvenation with new floral installations

Landlord Shaftesbury has partnered with Urban Growth London to unveil a new project featuring a collection of vibrant floral displays across the interconnecting streets of the iconic West End destination, titled 'Seven Dials in Bloom'.

Primark stores to host pop-up vaccine clinics as government targets youth...

Primark stores are among a number of locations to host pop-up vaccine clinics as the Government targets youth hotspots to drive vaccine uptake among the young.

Burberry sales hit pre-pandemic levels despite drop off in tourism

Burberry has reported that sales have returned to pre-pandemic levels despite some restrictions for Covid-19 still remaining in place.
High street

UK Government unveils strategy to regenerate the high street

The UK Government has today unveiled a plan designed to breathe new life into the nation's high streets, which have been battered by the pandemic.