Francesca's has teamed with Poq to launch its first mobile app. The boutique chain plans to introduce an iOS app this summer and an Android app in time for holiday shopping later this year. "During the temporary store closure period resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, our ecommerce business surged," […]

The high street saw a surge in footfall over the weekend, as easing of restrictions and opening of leisure businesses saw a 19.6 percent rise on Saturday and 28.3 rise on Sunday in comparison to the weekend before. Latest data from Springboard reveals London footfall rose by even more than across England; […]

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering giving all UK adults 500 pounds to spend on sectors hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, including brick-and-mortar retail. The plans, drawn up by think tank The Resolution Foundation, would see adults given 500 pounds and children 250 pounds in vouchers […]

The fragility of a consumer’s purchasing journey is revealed post-Covid-19, with nearly four in ten UK shoppers abandoning a purchase at least once a week. That’s according to new research commissioned by payment provider Klarna and e-commerce platform BigCommerce, who called on retailers to prioritize […]

ANALYSIS New York - Wesfarmers, the owners of the Australian division of US department store operator Target, has decided to accelerate the integration of its online retail brands and offline. One year after acquiring Catch for 230 million dollars, Wesfarmers has taken a further step toward full integration […]

This spring, when then pandemic migrated to Europe and North America, all eyes were on Asia for signs of recovery and positive consumer sentiment. That recovery hasn’t fully happened. “Covid-19 has forced luxury brands to postpone their fashion shows and cancel promotions events, and has disrupted supply […]

With the loosening of Covid-19 lockdown measures in the UK, shops reopened and consumers were able to shop in-store again. However, British customers still remain wary about purchasing items in physical stores and online shopping is the current preferable option. That’s according to research commissioned […]

Premium French label Zadig and Voltaire has opened a new flagship store in London on King’s Road, in the heart of Chelsea. The new flagship store comes three years after the inauguration of flagships in Paris, New York and Madrid, and the new Chelsea boutique marks a brand new concept for the label, […]

Landsec said it received 60 percent of the net rent it was owed on 24 June and has seen “encouraging levels of footfall” since reopening its shopping centres, outlets and retail parks. The shopping centre operator said 60 percent of the 109 million pound net rent due on 24 June was paid within five […]

The use of facemasks will be mandatory in Scottish stores from 10 July as the country enters the next step of its reopening “route-map”. Exceptions will apply to children under 5 and people with certain medical conditions. “This is not a decision we have taken lightly. It has taken some time to reach […]

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