France's retail landscape has seen a good start to 2016 as shoppers are heading back to the high street for the clearance sales. These are the same shoppers who had stayed away in December due to fears of militant attacks on top of unseasonably warm weather. Sales rose around 15 percent year-on-year […]

Fashion retailers did not have a merry Christmas this year, and saw the weakest growth since 2013. Whether it was the weather to blame, shopper fatigue or weeks of discounting, UK retail spending over Christmas was poor, or in the words of the British Retail Consortium, “disappointing”. While online […]

Christmas 2015 has been called the “online Christmas” as consumers using the Internet to buy presents drove non-food retail sales to increase in December by 15.1 percent, compared to 2014, when sales had risen by 7 percent over the previous year. According to the figures released by the British Retail […]

Scottish cashmere brand Brora, Next, Max Mara, Michael Kors and Fatface will all open new stores at Edinburgh Airport in the first half of this year, as part of a major redevelopment of the airport’s retail space. The new host of openings will bring more than 200 new retail jobs to the airport, and […]

Italian retailer Benetton Group is poised to make its return to London's Oxford Street with the opening of a 15,300 square foot flagship store. Great Portland Estates revealed that Benetton has agreed to pre-let remaining retail store within its development at 73-89 Oxford Street, at a rent of 2.6 million […]

British brand Clarks is planning to more than double its store number over the next five years. At the moment, it has 60 outlets and hopes to take it up to 150 within five years. The brand hopes to achieve this through a mix of company-owned and franchise stores. For Clarks, India is a strategic market […]

Estate agent Sloane Stanley has launched a permanent and dedicated pop-up space The Concept Store on London’s King’s Road, which will offer brands the opportunity to showcase their products on the high street. Located at 340 King’s Road, the 1,178 square foot unit will be “an ever-evolving concept” […]

Upmarket cycling clothing brand Assos has been announced as one of the first retail tenants in the 450 million pound redevelopment of St James’s Market by The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties. Assos’ store will be the brand’s first flagship store outside Switzerland and is set to open in summer 2016 […]

Premium British fashion brand Aquascutum is relocating its menswear-only store on London’s Jermyn Street to a bigger neighbouring unit, as it looks to expand its menswear flagship store. The new 2,100 square foot store at 106 Jermyn Street will open this summer, when the existing 1,200 square foot unit […]

Consumer spending increases solidly in December, up 2.3 percent year-on-year, rounding off 2015 as the second strongest year since 2008, according to research from Visa Europe. Visa’s Consumer Spending Index for December, shows solid overall spending growth in December, with e-commerce winning out over […]

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