The developer behind the proposed extension to Exeter's Princesshay mall has announced it will not go forward with the plan as retailers are growing cautious about making new commitments in the current market.
John Lewis had yet another good week in the seven days to Saturday as the autumn season really got under way with total sales up 6.5% to £87.3 million.This was once again driven by the success of its fashion operations.
Rarely a day goes by at the moment without reports of a new Primark store and the latest is at Centre:mk in Milton Keynes. The mall has inked a deal for Primark to take the centre’s biggest space of the last 25 years.
Leathergoods and leather materials supplier Pittards had an encouraging first half with revenues up 6% as its plan to operate a more diversified business start to pay off, even though profits remain tiny.
MySale reported rising sales and underlying profits rising even faster for the latest year as new brands and tech kicked in. It made a net loss, but said it's upbeat for the year ahead and its UK business is surging.