Intu, which owns and manages shopping centres including Lakeside, is launching a pilot national apprenticeship scheme to help “nurture and grow talent” within the company. The pilot scheme is launching at Intu Lakeside in Essex, and dependant on its success Intu intends to roll out the apprenticeships […]

UPDATE Distressed young fashion retailer Bank, which fell into administration last month, is set to shut down an additional 11 stores before the 15th of this month. The new store closures would see close to half of all Bank's existing stores having stopped trading, after appointed administrators Deloitte […]

Luxury heritage label Burberry has opened its first freestanding store in Shinsaibashi, Osaka. Spanning two floors, the debut store offers the largest product assortment of Burberry items in Osaka, including the label's Made in England range of trench coats and Heritage range. The new store's interior […]

Value Retail, the outlet shopping owner that operates Bicester Village and other global outlets across Europe, has entered into a partnership with Chinese travel agency, Ctrip, to attract more Chinese shoppers to its outlets. The deal will see Value Retail making the experience at the ‘Collection of […]

British department store John Lewis is set to expand into Singapore after signing a deal to open concessions in two Robinsons department stores in Singapore in July. The plans follow the successful trial in South Korea with the Shinsegae department store, which started in 2012. The Singapore concession […]

The Digital High Street Advisory Board, which was formed in April last year to find solutions on how the high street can evolve and adapt to the digital revolution, has announced a five-year strategy that aims to reinvigorate the UK’s traditional high streets. Following the publication of its Digital […]

Sportswear brand Adidas has opened a 500 square foot shop-in-shop at Harvey Nichols’ London flagship in Knightsbridge to showcase its luxury edit, the first of its kind for the brand in the UK. The bespoke retail space offers a curated edit of the Adidas fashion collaborations and upcoming collections, […]

American lifestyle label Coach is set to open its debut flagship store in Paris this autumn. The store will be located at a former Hugo boss store, on the prestigious Rue Saint-Honoré, as confirmed by the brand on Thursday. The first store will offer over 2,000 square meters of retail space, spanning […]

It is clear that menswear is booming within the UK, with the industry sector worth more than 10 billion pounds to the economy according to Mintel, who predicts that men will be spending more than their female counterparts on clothes by 2016. In order to capitalize on the mens movement, Covent Garden […]

New Look has signed up to a 31,800 square foot store at the east end of London’s Oxford Street in a building due to be completed in 2017, showing its commitment to the regeneration of the area. Great Portland Estates (GPE) who are developing the property confirmed that the fashion retailer will take […]

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