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​UK high street footfall bounces back after poor Bank Holiday, London strong

​UK high street footfall bounces back after poor Bank Holiday, London strong

Footfall in UK retail destinations rose a modest 0.5% last week, despite continuing poor weather. ​And that albeit mildly positive number was driven by a stronger showing across high streets, particularly in London.
Fashion
UK shoppers to spend £40bn of lockdown savings - Bank of America study

UK shoppers to spend £40bn of lockdown savings - Bank of America study

There’s a heap of consumer cash waiting to be spent -- £40 billion to be precise. That’s the amount of lockdown savings Britons are only too willing to splurge in the post-Covid economic recovery, research has found.
Fashion
British shoppers will spend with "deserving" brands - study

British shoppers will spend with "deserving" brands - study

​UK shoppers are increasingly choosing to spend their money with brands depending on how much they think those brands deserve their patronage, a new study shows.
Fashion
ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

ROI retail reopens, UK going-out categories could rise on latest lockdown easing

​Non-essential stores in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) reopened on Monday with expectations of heavy demand after more than four months of being closed. 
Fashion
Trafford Centre gets surprise new asset manager Pradera Lateral

Trafford Centre gets surprise new asset manager Pradera Lateral

Pradera Lateral is the surprise choice to manage the Trafford Centre. Its appointment follows a “competitive” tender process, with little-known Pradera beating industry giant Westfield to oversee the Manchester mall. 
Fashion
Amazon to create 10,000 new UK jobs, corporate fashion roles included

Amazon to create 10,000 new UK jobs, corporate fashion roles included

​Amazon will create 10,000 new permanent jobs in the United Kingdom in 2021, taking its total workforce in the country to more than 55,000, it said on Friday.
Fashion
High-end make-up sales recover in UK, lipstick bounces back

High-end make-up sales recover in UK, lipstick bounces back

​Make-up was one of the beauty categories that suffered most during lockdowns as the pandemic dented its must-have status. But it now seems to be recovering with a huge spike in sales during April
Beauty
Klarna launches "myth-busting" consumer ad campaign

Klarna launches "myth-busting" consumer ad campaign

Klarna has launched a quirky ad campaign to help consumers "discover the truth" about the global payments and shopping service brand. 
Fashion
Secret Sales attracts 700 brands to the platform in year one, 200 more in pipeline

Secret Sales attracts 700 brands to the platform in year one, 200 more in pipeline

​A growing number of fashion brands and retailers are switching from traditional clearance channels to its premium e-commerce marketplace for fashion and beauty, Secret Sales claims after its first year in business.
Fashion
Oliver Bonas to open first Essex store this summer

Oliver Bonas to open first Essex store this summer

​Independent lifestyle brand Oliver Bonas is to open its first store in Essex, with the 78-store retailer securing a 1,788 square foot regional flagship at Aquila Holdings-owned and operated Bond Street mall in Chelmsford.
Fashion
Beauty and fashion are top-performing categories on TikTok

Beauty and fashion are top-performing categories on TikTok

Small businesses in the beauty and fashion sectors are outperforming on TikTok, new research shows, with consumers responding to a wide variety of content.
Fashion
Body Shop, Avon and Aesop all perform for Natura in Q1

Body Shop, Avon and Aesop all perform for Natura in Q1

​Natura & Co, the Brazil-based owner of The Body Shop, Avon and Aesop, said it saw another quarter of double-digit revenue growth in Q1, easily beating the wider global Cosmetics, Fragrance, and Toiletries market.
Beauty
John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

John Lewis opens revamped Edinburgh store

​John Lewis unveils its revamped Edinburgh store on Friday after a major refurbishment. The focus is on making the store a must-visit destination, with experiences and expertise that can’t be replicated online.
Fashion
Covid dents Burberry sales but bounce-back has begun

Covid dents Burberry sales but bounce-back has begun

​The last year has been a bruising one for many and Burberry’s results for FY21 have illustrated that perfectly, But they also show how it has learned to navigate the pandemic and is bouncing back strongly.
Luxury
London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

London's West End to see high summer footfall says NWEC survey

​Central London footfall may still be well down on pre-Covid levels, but an uptick is expected this summer with a new study suggesting consumers are keen to get back to the UK’s premier shopping district.
Fashion
UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

UK online sales growth slows, but stays in double-digits, fashion is strong

​UK consumers may have rushed back to physical stores last month, but the reopening of non-essential shops in Britain didn't appear to send online spending's trajectory into reverse, despite speculation that it would.
Fashion