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Boohoo Group names JD Sports exec as new Debenhams CEO

Boohoo Group names JD Sports exec as new Debenhams CEO

Debenhams has a new CEO. The Boohoo Group-owned online department store retailer has lured JD Sports Fashion multichannel chief to its top post.
Fashion
Penneys to upsize in Hammerson's Dundrum Town Centre mall

Penneys to upsize in Hammerson's Dundrum Town Centre mall

​Penneys, the Irish arm of the giant Primark retail chain, is to spend €14.8 million on moving and enhancing its Dublin flagship destination. The new Dundrum Town Centre store will give "an enhanced shopping experience”.
Fashion
THG shares even more volatile as they reach a new low

THG shares even more volatile as they reach a new low

​THG shares continued to struggle this week with the business losing almost 20% of its market capitalisation on Monday as the share price headed downwards.
Fashion
Crossrail's Bond Street delay is blow to retail

Crossrail's Bond Street delay is blow to retail

​The opening of the new Elizabeth Line that’s a key part of the London transport network will happen in the next few months without the opening of the Bond Street Crossrail station, Transport for London has announced.
Fashion
Morrisons' new owners start CEO search

Morrisons' new owners start CEO search

​Morrisons has begun looking for a new chief executive on news that current incumbent David Potts plans to stand down. But the company has plenty of time with Potts not likely to leave for another two years.
Fashion
Sustainability, tech, flexibility are key factors when buying luxury - report

Sustainability, tech, flexibility are key factors when buying luxury - report

​Sustainability is not just a consideration but “a major factor when making a luxurious purchase with 51% seeing it as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly choice”, a Klarna study claims.
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Springboard 2021 footfall review shows Covid impact, permanent behaviour evolution

Springboard 2021 footfall review shows Covid impact, permanent behaviour evolution

​Footfall to retail destinations has been recovering since the original lockdown in 2020, but 2021 still saw a disastrous fall of 31.1% compared to 2019, tracking specialist Springboard said on Monday.
Fashion
Savills seeks new occupier for John Lewis Aberdeen store space. Will it switch from retail?

Savills seeks new occupier for John Lewis Aberdeen store space. Will it switch from retail?

A buyer is being sought for the prime retail location in Aberdeen city centre formerly occupied by John Lewis. Real estate advisor Savills has been appointed to fill the 200,000 sq ft, four-storey space.
Fashion
December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

December disaster for UK retail as Omicron and inflation dent sales

The UK's ONS has issued its official December retail sales figures and they're fairly bleak. Clothing stores and department stores reported falls of 8% and 6.3%, and were also below levels in February 2020.  
Fashion
Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

Rioja Estates and TORG International join forces on new developments

​With outlet centres continuing to be one of the most buoyant retail destination types, it’s interesting that Sweden’s TORG International has forged an alliance with leading UK outlet developer Rioja Estates.
Fashion
UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

UK footfall reacts positively to end of Plan B

​A day after the UK Government announced the end of Plan B restrictions for England, retail destinations saw an uptick in footfall, according to specialist tracking firm Springboard.
Fashion
Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

Sales dip, but N Brown's strength in clothing and footwear lifts Q3

A “strong peak performance” in Clothing & Footwear underpinned by rising demand its core strategic brands and a return to growth in active customer numbers were the key positives in a busy Q3 for N Brown.
Fashion
Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

Primark continues recovery but sales still below pre-Covid levels

​A trading update from Primark's parent company on Thursday showed the fashion retail chain is bouncing back from the pandemic, with the US business a standout performer. But city centre stores globally still struggle.
Fashion
John Lewis, Burberry, M&S named as partners for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

John Lewis, Burberry, M&S named as partners for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

​Major British brands including Burberry, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis have signed up to support the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee as official partners of the Pageant on 5 June in celebration of her 70-year reign.
Fashion
Buy Me Once CEO calls for tax on retailers who destroy saleable stock

Buy Me Once CEO calls for tax on retailers who destroy saleable stock

Tara Button, founder of sustainable retailer Buy Me Once, has launched a petition to challenge retailers who destroy or throw away good stock, calling for the introduction of a special tax and fines for past offences.
Fashion
Plan B rules to end in England, should ease retail pressures

Plan B rules to end in England, should ease retail pressures

​British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of Covid-19 measures introduced to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in England as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases.
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