Hot weather drove Britons to buy summer fashion, as well as outdoor goods, in July. But they also reined-in spending on foreign travel and eating out as the cost-of-living squeeze made itself felt, two surveys show.
India's biggest real estate developer DLF is evaluating a bid for a prominent New Delhi shopping mall that has a starting auction price of $366 million, according to two sources and a public notice seen by Reuters.
Retailer Next, a mainstay of Britain's shopping streets, defied the economic gloom on Thursday to lift its full-year sales and profit forecasts after warm weather in June and July spurred better-than-expected trade.
M&S can expect yet more opposition to its long-running bid to demolish and rebuild its flagship Marble Arch, London, store. Heritage campaigners have begun crowdfunding to oppose the plans in an upcoming public enquiry.
Hammerson listed three key positives in its half-year trading update on Thursday. The commercial property giant returned to pre-tax profit as footfall recovered to near pre-pandemic levels and costs fell.
Landsec is on the lookout for a new chair. The vacancy arises because Cressida Hogg is set to "retire" next year from her positions of both chair and director of the property giant. She was appointed chair in 2018.
UK retail sales volumes continued to fall month-on-month, albeit slightly, in the year to July, according to the latest CBI Distributive Trades Survey. Online sales volumes also painted a similar picture.
Stylus has released a new platform and refreshed its branding “to signal a new phase of growth under CEO Victoria Rennie”. It worked with Re Design on its brand strategy, and Matter Of Form on the new platform.
Concerns that eco purchases will suffer in the cost-of-living crisis could be overplayed, research suggests. Shopping with a conscience is “so important” to 65% of consumers who think about sustainability before buying.
With UK inflation rising and costs spiralling, consumer spending power continues to decline. Household disposable income fell by a record £44 a week in June, the eighth consecutive month of decline, a report shows.