Monsoon Accessorize founder Peter Simon has said that of the company’s stores that will reopen, only “six to 10” of them will be Monsoon stores. It follows the news last week that the company had appointed retail property specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs to help reopen 100 of its 230-store estate across […]

Boris Johnson has announced that from 4 July the two metre social distancing rule will be relaxed to “one metre plus” in England as the country continues to cautiously reopen. He added that “where it is possible to keep two metres apart, people should.” All non-essential stores in the UK have been able […]

The government has said its proposed plans to relax Sunday trading laws is now "under review" after facing opposition by more than 50 backbench Conservative MPs. Boris Johnson was looking to extend trading hours on Sundays for a year in a bid to boost the economy. MPs Fiona Bruce, David Amess, William […]

A week after non-essential stores have reopened, the latest data from retail Intelligence experts Springboard reveals footfall between Monday 15th June and Sunday 21st June, across all UK retail destinations, rose by 45 percent from the previous week. In retail destinations footfall rose by 46.7 percent […]

Valentino is suing the landlord of its Fifth Avenue store in an attempt to terminate their lease. Valentino says that the FIfth Avenue location is no longer prime retail space due to the coronavirus pandemic. In March when New York City went on lockdown, Valentino's four-story flagship store closed […]

Gap Inc. continues to take hits from landlords. The multi-brand retailer is being sued by Brookfield Property Partners over unpaid rent, after previous lawsuits brought up by Simon Property Brothers and 48th Americas LLC. Brookfield filed against Gap in a Texas court, claiming over 2 million dollars […]

Retailers in London’s Connaught Village were able to reopen their doors to the public, following the UK government’s latest Covid-19 guidelines. Fashion businesses including shoe brands Lucy Choi and Crispins, vintage wedding dress brand Eliza Jane Howell and designer resale shop The Dresser were able […]

Capital and Regional, the UK’s leading owner-manager of community shopping centres, with locations in London, Luton, and Maidstone, has developed and launched a new technology in partnership with Sensormatic Solutions, for its ShopperTrak solution to monitor and help control individual centre occupancy […]

Non-essential stores in Scotland are to reopen from 29 June as the country continues to cautiously ease its lockdown measures. To be eligible to reopen, stores must have outdoor entrances and exits, meaning indoor shopping centres remain closed except for essential stores. It comes as the country enters […]

With Covid-19 lockdown measures easing around the world, consumer mindsets are likely to change again: the favoring of nostalgic fashion as a form of escapism, wearing face masks as fashion accessories, ‘homewear’ wardrobes, a return to minimalism and the prioritization of transparency and kindness […]

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