Accessories Amazon Asda Christmas Expansion & Franchise Fashion HR News High Street John Lewis London Marks & Spencer Media News Results Retail Retail and Consumer Industry Retail news Sainsbury's Store Tesco UK brand china consumer deal deals and rumours department department stores e-commerce electricals expansion fashion news food grocer group launch luxury morrisons my online online retail people profit property retail property retailer sale sales supermarket waitrose
Mixed bag for BRC results as both footfall and shop vacancy rates rise Monday, 20th May 2013
The latest results from the British Retail Consortium revealed footfall on the high street rose 3.4 per cent year-on-year in April, the biggest increase since the run up to Christmas 2011. According to the results, which were compiled by the BRC and Springboard, the high street saw significantly more visitors in the month, compared with a 0.3 per cent rise in footfall for out-of-town centres, and a 3 per cent drop in shopping centres.
Plans for Westfield Milan launch underway for 2016 Wednesday, 15th May 2013
Already considered one of the most prestigious fashion capitals in the world, Milan is set to get a taste for the mega outlet shopping mall as plans involving Westfield and Arcus Real Estate get underway. Westfield Milan is expected to cover 230,000 square metres of GLA, with 170,000 square metre GLA to be released in the first phase, estimated for early 2016.
Ralph Lauren to open new flagship store at New York on 5th Avenue Tuesday, 14th May 2013
Ralph Lauren has confirms the opening of its new flagship at 711 Fifth Avenue between 55th and 56th streets.
Trinity Leeds exceeds footfall expectations as 2 million make beeline for new centre Monday, 13th May 2013
Trinity Leeds owners Land Securities report footfall came in ahead of expectations in the centre’s debut month, as more than 2 million shoppers visited the city’s brand new complex. The new, 93,000 square metre centre recorded opening day footfall of 132,000 visitors, with 1 million in the first 10 days and 2.7 million in the first month.
Rise in footfall by 19.2% during the warmest weekend of the year Thursday, 9th May 2013
Over the Bank Holiday weekend the rise in footfall ran a spend of over £220m, according to New West End Company and Heart of London Business Alliance that represent over 1,000 businesses in London's retail heartland.
Marks & Spencer snaps up senior executive from Next & Next reports rise in 1Q Thursday, 9th May 2013
Marks & Spencers, Britain's largest clothing retailer has hired a senior executive from Next for its lingerie and beauty.
Marks & Spencer’s Contactless Payment Launches Nationwide Wednesday, 8th May 2013
Marks & Spencer has launched ‘contactless payment’ service nationwide to 644 UK stores, including its railway and airport franchise stores after a successful trials in 25 London stores last summer.
Selfridges to launch world's first ever fashion drive-thru Wednesday, 8th May 2013
Selfridges has confirmed that it will be introducing its new service called ‘drive-thru’, a first of its kind, next year.
Following reshuffle of top bosses, fashion retailer Jack Wills reveals new line-up Wednesday, 8th May 2013
Jack Wills improves its top team for the next stage of its expansion after its three directors either left or are set to leave Jack Wills.
BRC report shows UK retailers suffered sales drop in April Wednesday, 8th May 2013
Weather has had a huge influence on retailers as fashion sales were weak in the early stage of the month but consumer spending revived as spring arrived.