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Shaftesbury on speedy road to recovery as business bounce quickens in H2

Shaftesbury on speedy road to recovery as business bounce quickens in H2

​How’s this for a positive trading statement opening: “Confidence, footfall, trading recovering; rebound in occupier demand driving vacancy down towards pre-pandemic levels; valuation recovery in second half”.
Fashion
Harrods opens first Scottish H Beauty with Edinburgh debut

Harrods opens first Scottish H Beauty with Edinburgh debut

​Harrods is clearly impressed with the performance of its still-relatively-new H Beauty chain as it has now opened a third branch with a debut on Tuesday in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Beauty
Buy now pay later numbers leap in UK

Buy now pay later numbers leap in UK

​Around 15 million people in the UK are using buy now, pay later (BNPL) credit, a rise of 23% year-on-year, a new study has shown.
Fashion
Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

Inditex founder's daughter to become chairwoman, new CEO named

​Spanish fashion retail giant Inditex said Tuesday Marta Ortega, the daughter of its founder, will take over as chairwoman in April with a new CEO, as a last step of a generational handover started a decade ago.
Fashion
Edgewell Personal Care acquires Billie Inc.

Edgewell Personal Care acquires Billie Inc.

Edgewell Personal Care Company announced on Monday that it has acquired Billie Inc. in an all-cash transaction of $310 million. 
Beauty
​Early Christmas shoppers boost Black Friday UK store traffic - report

​Early Christmas shoppers boost Black Friday UK store traffic - report

A good week-on-week gain, but still well below pre-pandemic numbers. That was Black Friday (26 November) shopper traffic numbers across the UK. Footfall was 35% higher week-on-week, but still down 23% on two years ago.
Fashion
West End footfall numbers struggle, still heavily down on pre-pandemic comparisons - NWEC

West End footfall numbers struggle, still heavily down on pre-pandemic comparisons - NWEC

London West End footfall in the seven shopping days from 22-28 November inched up 2% week-on-week, and rose 11% over last year's Black Friday, latest figures from the New West End Company (NWEC) showed on Monday.
Fashion
Hammerson confirms Silverburn £140m sale talks

Hammerson confirms Silverburn £140m sale talks

​Retail landlord Hammerson confirmed on Monday that it’s in talks to sell the major Silverburn shopping mall in Glasgow with a potential price of £140 million.
Fashion
New variant fears mean compulsory face masks are back for English stores

New variant fears mean compulsory face masks are back for English stores

The UK has announced new measures to try to slow the spread of the new Omicron Covid variant and the country’s top health official said vaccines could be less effective against it.
Fashion
UK Black Friday transactions beat pre-Covid numbers says Barclaycard

UK Black Friday transactions beat pre-Covid numbers says Barclaycard

​Black Friday spending volumes exceeded those of both 2020 and the pre-pandemic shopping day in 2019, Barclaycard said as stores closed on Friday.
Fashion
Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

Black Friday's big! Close to £9bn spend expected this year - reports

​Predictions are all pointing in one direction: this year’s Black Friday spending in the UK is lining up to be one of the biggest (and most important) yet for the start of the Golden Quarter.
Fashion
Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

Billie Eilish, David Beckham, Harry Styles top fashion influencer lists

​David Beckham retains his status as a top global fashion influencer even though younger celebrities such as Harry Styles are also making a huge impact now. And for women, Billie Eilish is top of a new ranking.
Fashion
Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

​Major retail landlord Landsec has unveiled a new, “customer-centric approach” to accelerate its retail strategy. The Bluewater owner has a new retail structure to build "closer relationships with brand partners".
Fashion
Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

Hugo Boss gets major loan linked to sustainability targets

​Hugo Boss has become the latest major fashion name to link its financing to green goals. The German giant — in which Frasers Group owns a large stake — has secured a syndicated loan with a sustainability component.
Luxury
Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

Dior and ASOS are "most trusted" fashion brands - report

​Dior is the “most trusted” fashion brand for UK consumers, analysis from money.co.uk shows, based on Trustpilot reviews of over 100 worldwide brands. Dior also comes top of the list of the most trusted consumer brands.
Fashion
Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

​“Christmas came early” for UK retail in November. At least, that’s what some said as the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey on Thursday showed sales were “good for the time of year”.
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