The first week of September has seen footfall increase on UK high streets by 2.6 percent where many workplaces are located, with Greater London high streets seeing an increase of 5.3 percent. The latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall across all retail destinations throughout […]

At the start of the pandemic Primark was one of the first retailers to halt orders and cut production when it was forced to close its 189 UK stores back in March. Despite the three-month lockdown, Primark saw sales surge in the third quarter when its stores reopened and customers sought out value retailers. […]

Clothing brand, Seasalt Cornwall, has opened a new sustainable concept store in Norwich at the end of August.The new Norwich store reduces the carbon footprint by more than a third compared to other existing Seasalt shops as it uses UK sourced materials that can be moved, reused and repurposed.In the […]

London Design Club, the retail disrupter championing independent designers, has launched the first digital shopfront in Wales, allowing consumers to literally window shop with the use of QR codes, as it continues to look for ways to bridge the gap between the physical and online. The ‘Phygital’ windows […]

Saks Fifth Avenue has launched a new service to allow select customers to shop online and receive their orders the same day. The service is only available to shoppers in Manhattan. Over 250 items are eligible for Saks' same-day delivery. The dedicated array of inventory includes pieces by Alexander […]

Zara owner Inditex has launched its budget brand Lefties online for the first time. The brand, which sells clothes for women, men, kids and babies, will initially be available only for online shoppers in Spain and Portugal, with all its collections made available online in both markets. Lefties currently […]

It is in the interest of all businesses that produce products to sell as much of that product as possible. This is the bottom line. H&M Group’s announcement that its brand Cos will launch a re-sale platform called Resell - where customers can buy and sell pre-owned Cos items - is being positioned […]

Research by credit broker platform shows buy now pay later (BNPL) schemes are tempting shoppers into taking on unsustainable debt. Young shoppers are taking advantage of deferring payments for small ticket items, with fast fashion retailers Nasty Gal, Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing ranking […]

New research provided by Bazaarvoice, the Behaviour that Sticks report, explores global shopping habits and trends likely to continue post-lockdown. Globally, 39 percent of consumers purchased from new brands during lockdown and 88 percent of consumers plan to stick with the new brands they have tried […]

The latest figures from Springboard show the UK’s retail footfall strengthened for the third consecutive month in August, but vacancies rates are sharply increasing. Shop vacancies rose in July to 10.8 percent from 9.8 percent in January 2020, which means it is now the highest level since January 2014. […]

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