Quiz continues to face difficult trading as UK retail stays challenging at best. And while the firm’s Spanish ops are doing well, its Irish business seems to be suffering from the same issues as it’s facing in the UK.
Joules may have seen its margins dented in the AW18 and Christmas season but it continued to expand at home and abroad as shoppers bought into its lifestyle offer despite reining-in their spending elsewhere.
The importance of retail at railway stations in the UK came into even sharper focus over the festive period as key train stations saw rising product retail sales, despite the weak trading conditions during the period.
Britons are primarily bargain-focused and that means events like Black Friday are here to stay, new research shows. But they still want an enjoyable experience and remain fond of physical stores for fashion and beauty.