Faster and better than expected. That’s the recovery story from events specialist Hyve Group in its 2022 interim update on Tuesday. The events firm also said future focus will be “on sectors, rather than geographies”.
Club L London has launched in Ireland. The accessible luxury online retailer can now be shopped on clubllondon.ie. The launch comes after the brand saw total Ireland traffic figures increase 90% in Q1 2022 vs Q4 2021.
E-tailer Very Group has long embraced technology and now the owner of the Very and Littlewoods sites has announced plans to transform its Very.co.uk content management system through a new partnership with Amplience.
BNPL may be booming but a troubled global economy is still presenting challenges to operators in the segment and news has emerged that one of the biggest operators, Klarna, is cutting 10% of its workforce.
Shaftesbury, the West End property giant that's in talks about a merger with Capco, has reported what might be its last set of results before a merger is unveiled with footfall up and its portfolio value growing.
Major global brands will “continue betting on physical retail to drive sales in resilient destination cities”, a Savills report says. And it named New York, Paris and London as “the most attractive cities for retailers”.
Plans to list UK-based digital fashion retail giant Very Group on the London Stock Exchange are being revived, according to reports. Owner the Barclay family is keen to resurrect plans to float the £4 billion business.
Luxury businesses have renewed calls for the UK government to reverse its decision to end VAT-free shopping for tourists, saying Britain is losing out to other European countries as big-spenders go elsewhere.
In an interesting development, the new series of hit TV show Love Island sees it partnering with eBay UK to dress contestants in pre-owned clothes rather than the fast fashion that's the staple fare of the show.
Grosvenor has delivered a significant improvement in its financial performance in the latest year. The group owns vast tracts of land in key area like London’s Mayfair, as well as the Liverpool One mall.