Xmas shopping is expected to see an early start this year in the UK with a survey showing only 9% of shoppers will leave it until December to make their purchases. But December 18 will still be the season's busiest day.
With ‘Sustainable September’ upon us, London’s Oxford Street is getting in on the act, launching ‘Beyond Now’. On 15 September, over 30 Oxford Street stores will highlight their commitment to drive positive change.
John Lewis has big plans to increase its fashion sales and is to add 100 new third-party fashion brands to its line-up over the next year as labels supply their products directly on johnlewis.com for the first time.
The Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull has a new owner. US-based real estate investment and asset management firm Ardent Companies has bought the Midlands mall from Lendlease Retail Partnership for an undisclosed sum.
As Fenwick prepares to reopen, its CEO has predicted “ a good opening, but a slow recovery as well”. Yet overall, he’s confident it's on the right track and can do well in the changed retail world of the future.