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EY UK consumer index shows cost-of-living is key, eco issues take back seat
The latest EY UK Future Consumer Index shows that British consumers “are feeling the rising cost-of-living more than their European counterparts”.
Mothercare CEO exits with immediate effect
There’s been good news coming out of Mothercare as it resets itself via a completely changed business model. But it’s still facing challenges and it looks like progress isn’t fast enough with news that its CEO is out.
John Lewis chief targets profitability by 2026
John Lewis Partnership chairman Sharon White aims to return the retailer to profit before 2026 and has told its staff she also wants to reinstate their bonus scheme.
Poor delivery options cost e-tailers billions - report
Online retailers need to sharpen up their delivery options after ‘losing’ £31.5 billion in sales annually at the checkout due to delivery-related issues.
Jacadi, Sézane, Frame descend on Marylebone Village
It’s been a successful spring for London property company Howard de Walden Estate attracting a host of new retailers to the 92-acre Marylebone Village region.
Strandbags launches 'fashion travel' brand Nere in UK, US
Hot on the heels of Strandbags relaunching its upscale luggage brand Antler, the company is also investing in another key luggage brand it owns, with the launch of Nere in the UK and US after its 2022 ANZ debut.
Joe Browns opens first new store in four years
Lifestyle fashion and home retailer Joe Browns continues its physical store rollout opening a store in Bowness-on-Windemere “putting the affluent lakes area firmly on the fashion map”.
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.
Giorgio Armani Mare starts resort and city pop-up tour
As consumers globally get the travel bug again, Giorgio Armani Mare is backing its SS23 offer via a series of pop-ups in “the most important cities and destinations in Europe and Asia”.
Gap settles Patagonia trademark lawsuit over 'iconic' pocket design
Outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia Inc has settled its lawsuit accusing Gap Inc of illegally copying the "iconic" snapped flap pocket that the company has long featured on its fleece outerwear.
Ikea stores owner Ingka starts on first New Zealand store
Ikea stores owner Ingka group has announced the official start of work on its delayed first store in New Zealand, which it predicts will be followed by other outlets in the Asia-Pacific region.