There are plenty of big question marks over whether Britons are ready to spend or save at present but the latest footfall figures from Ipsos Retail Performance showed that in June they were prepared to go out and browse.
Another day, another UK retail sales report that contradicts other sales reports. Just a day after Visa said fashion retail had a tough time in June, the BRC said non-food sales rose last month, helped by fashion spend.
Changes to M&S's fashion offer and a determination not to discount seem to be paying off. Sales aren't yet where they should be but the turnaround is "on track" and fashion sales should turn positive by year-end
High-end handbag brand Kate Spade New York has taken a deep dive into UK travel retail with an opening at Britain’s (and one of the world’s) largest airports, Heathrow. The brand has opened a Terminal 5 pop-up.
Topshop’s administrator in Australia is taking drastic action to save the business with as many as five of its nine standalone stores closing. Its very first Australian store will close within a fortnight.