Online giant Amazon UK has announced that it will recruit an additional 19,000 people over the festive period to cope with demand and “maintain” its high-level of service. The majority of the festive roles will be in the company’s distribution warehouse and customer service centres across the country. […]

Birmingham’s new Grand Central shopping centre, which opened on September 24, has already attracted more than a million people to its shops and restaurants in the first fortnight of trading. In the opening weekend alone the centre attracted more than 300,000 shoppers, and many retailers are already […]

Luxury Faroese-based eco-friendly knitwear brand Gudrun & Gudrun has opened its first UK store, with a pop-up space on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, London. The pop-up, which will be open until the end of December, marks the first retail location in the UK for the environmentally conscious knitwear […]

Britain’s shop vacancy rate has fallen to 12.9 percent in September, which is the lowest level since April 2010, according to new figures released by the Local Data Company. The figures also revealed that town vacancy rates also dropped by 0.1 percent in September, with Wales and the West Midlands improving […]

London - Business is buoyant at British high street retailer Ted Baker. This week the casualwear company saw another set of impressive trading figures, prompting the brand to expand its operations. Chief executive and founder Ray Kelvin said the company aims to double its existing stores from 416 to […]

London - A growing number of consumers now go directly to Amazon when they are shopping for products online, according to a Survata study commissioned by BloomReach. The survey revealed that 44 percent of US consumers go straight to Amazon when searching for a product, bypassing traditional search engines. […]

September marks the 29th consecutive month of falling shop prices in the UK, according to the latest figures from the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index. It reveals that UK shop prices fell by 1.9 percent in September year-on-year from a 1.4 percent decline in August. Food prices returned to deflationary […]

With four in five Britons shopping online over the past year as online sales are predicted to reach 156.67 billion pounds this year, the UK has been listed as the e-commerce hub of the Europe, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). UK consumers have been singled […]

Fashion and lifestyle brand FatFace is set to expand its distribution operations with a new facility in Havant, Portsmouth, to help “drive” the business forward. FatFace has said that it is in advanced negotiations with Portsmouth City Council to acquire a new 120,000 square foot distribution centre […]

Lululemon has their eyes set on the Middle East as part of their expansion plan. On Monday, September 28, the company unveiled their first store at the Mall of the Emirates. Their plan is to open fifteen to twenty stores in the Middle East over the next five years as part of a licensing agreement with […]

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