UK retail had a better time in April yet not everybody was happy as department stores proved to be the main sector that was struggling. At least fashion had a better time of it than in the first few months of the year.
U.S. civil liberties groups on Tuesday called on Amazon to stop offering facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software could be used to target immigrants and people of colour unfairly.
In shock news, Tesco said it is to close its Tesco Direct non-food webstore, which sells clothing, homewares, furniture, electricals, toys, health & beauty and more, after conducting a review of the lossmaking business.
Intu is investing an additional £13m in Intu Watford to replace existing flooring, ceilings and lighting, and upgrade the car parks. The makeover is expected to be ready in time for the launch of the centre’s extension.
CVAs are ‘the new black’ in the UK this year but it seems that while House of Fraser is-on trend in this respect, it might struggle to get its CVA through as landlords prove uniquely resistant to its plans.
Luxury concept store The Shop at Bluebird has opened its much-anticipated new flagship location with a debut on London’s Floral Street, just down the road from the street’s most famous tenant, Paul Smith.
The Beales department stores chain is proving that smaller multi-category retailers can still do well, despite the woes being suffered by larger peers, as it talks to Palmers about a takeover of the two-store firm