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CBI survives as members vote in its favour
Businesses that are members of the Confederation of British Industry, one of the main UK lobby groups, voted that they had confidence in reforms aimed at restoring the CBI's reputation after sexual assault allegations.
Simply Be owner N Brown struggles in tough environment
Struggling e-tailer N Brown will have been hoping that better results in the fourth quarter could boost its full-year numbers after Q3 had seen revenues falling in the face of the cost-of-living crisis.
Pepco Group's value strength continues to resonate in H1
Consumers searching for value in these tough economic times continue to be core to European value retail giant Pepco’s impressive performance.
UK May fashion spend is weak say Barclays and BRC
Britain's retail and consumer spending was sluggish in May, two reports showed on Tuesday, with the latest figures from the British retail Consortium and from Barclays offering up bad news for the fashion sector.
Rab and Lowe Alpine owner reveals next stage in transparency programme
British outdoor company Equip Outdoor Technologies, owner of the Rab and Lowe Alpine brands, has announced the next stage in its Material Facts sustainability programme.
Chelsea retailers asked to sign tougher leases as neighbourhood booms
Tenants of Cadogan Estates — the landlord controlling vast swathes of London’s Chelsea — are having to sign inflation-linked leases and put down “hefty deposits”, a newspaper report has claimed.
M&S to take further inflation hit as it commits to holding back-to-school prices
With the cost-of-living crisis set to make the back-to-school period a particularly difficult time for many UK parents, M&S said Thursday it aims to protect the price of its school uniforms offer for a third year.
Physical stores boom, but don't neglect omnichannel says retail think tank
The members of the KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) have been looking at the retail market again and are questioning whether an online-only model is still viable.
Cavalli kicks off summer collection tour with Selfridges show and pop-up
There are special collections and really special collections and the latest from Roberto Cavalli, that’s set to make waves at Selfridges, is undeniably one of the latter.
UK footfall enjoys spring positives in latest week... but not Central London
The positives certainly came together for UK retail in the 21-27 May trading week. The run-up to school half-term week, the late May public holiday weekend and good spring weather all contributed to strengthen footfall.
Matalan's interim buying chief becomes trading head as changes at firm continue
Matalan has made a key change to its line-up as it continues to transform itself under new owners. Interim buying and merchandising director Ben Smith is now chief trading officer, reporting to CEO Jo Whitfield,
Chanel to double London HQ space
News last week that Chanel’s sales rose in double digits in 2022 was followed by the company saying it would double the size of its global HQ in London’s Mayfair and will move in during 2025.
New official figures show UK tourist visits still well behind 2019
The Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey has shown that tourist visitors to the UK are well below 2019 levels with the New West End Co directly blaming the abolition of tax-free tourist shopping.
Louis Vuitton unveils luxury lounge at Doha's Hamad International Airport
Louis Vuitton has announced the opening of the Louis Vuitton Lounge by Yannick Alléno, a new culinary concept in partnership with Qatar Duty Free at Hamad International Airport, Doha.
New data shows end of UK VAT-free shopping again boosts Europe
The UK government has been asking for evidence that the end of the VAT-three shopping perk for tourists is hurting British retail and payment software specialist Planet came up with some of that again on Friday.
M&S to press ahead with self-service till rollout
M&S is on a mission to cut costs by more than £400 million over the next five years, and among a raft of store initiatives is a plan to roll out hundreds more self-service tills.