There are a lot of unhappy UK consumers who don’t feel Black Friday/Cyber Monday (BF/CM) discounts are all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, nine negative views are revealed in the 'Discounting Playbook' report.
Footfall across UK retail destinations dipped 4.2% week-on-week in the seven-day 5-11 September period, with shopping centres and retail parks bearing the brunt of the decline, latest Springboard figures show.
City centre retail has suffered from the pandemic as tourists haven’t returned in large numbers and office workers stay home. But there’s hope, with signs of office workers returning to semi-normal working patterns.
Retail destination centre:mk Milton Keynes is to add its fourth new beauty-related brand to its retail roster this year. Rituals Cosmetics is to open a new store this year, marking its debut in the region.
The pandemic's lockdowns confirmed two things: UK women upped their self-care game and they bought more beauty products digitally. Online health & beauty-related sales in the first half of this year jumped 223%.