Intu’s affiliate website, which features nearly 500 brands, delivered online sales for retailers of £9 million in 2017, confirming the company’s continued investment in digital technology and innovation.
UK and Spanish fashion retailers may be struggling but landlord Intu managed to report higher profits for 2017. Yet rental growth slowed in a tough market where store spaces are becoming less profitable for retailers.
Footwear brand Clarks has launched the first ever standalone location for its Clarks Originals line in London’s Soho. The store showcases a selection of Clarks Original styles including the famous Desert Boot.
River Island has launched a major ad campaign celebrating diversity and challenging stereotypes. Running across TV, social media and press, the campaign calls on the public to leave labels to clothes, not people.
The ongoing move of fashion retailers from high street stores to malls can be seen from news that Next and River Island are to debut at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading, relocating from the town’s Broad Street.
Primark is the latest brand to announce an expansion within the shopping centre, following River Island, Topshop and JD Sports. The brand will move into a former BHS store and upsize its presence by more than 70%.