Luxury jeweller Boodles — like its peers in the wider watches and jewellery sector — has bounced back from the pandemic but is worried that new UK Covid restrictions might dent its performance this festive season.
Frasers Group has unveiled its latest big development. The new Flannels in Sheffield opened its doors with women's and men's ready to wear and accessories, plus kidswear, activewear and — for the first time — beauty.
Fast-growing sports label Castore has expanded its McLaren deal to the car marque's Forumula One team. The brand is adding the important new element to its link-up after the launch of their first collection last year.
As expected, a poor performance from its retail operations hit the Grosvenor Group in its latest trading year as the pandemic caused the high-end property business to swing to its first loss since the financial crisis.
Two UK retailers have highlighted the ongoing importance of loungewear this year with Missguided on Thursday saying it saw a 70% surge in sales of the category while Boux Avenue said most consumers are wearing it.
A swathe of new restrictions to curtail a second wave of coronavirus infections were announced or came into force from Austria to Greece, Italy to Portugal on Saturday as the global death toll climbed above 1.3 million.