Making retail an experience to remember is one way to attract consumers. So London’s Covent Garden welcomes the first Experimental Perfume Club (EPC) offering an "educational and experiential" approach to perfumery.
There was more good news for UK Retail on Monday as Scotland reopened its non-essential stores for the first time in months, the West End of London saw strong footfall and the rest of the country did too.
The financial cost of Covid could jump for many non-essential retailers, given a second High Court ruling over rent arrears. Retail group Frasers has been ordered to pay rents accrued since the start of the pandemic.
The beauty giant unveiled its new growth strategy at an investor event on Friday, revealing plans to reposition brands in its consumer beauty and skincare portfolios, and accelerate growth in prestige, China and digital.
Growing consumer confidence before the return of non-essential retail earlier this month looks to have tempered. For upbeat, now read caution as consumer confidence increased just one point to -15 in April.
In a worrying development for retailers — but not their landlords — the UK's High Court has backed the joint venture partner of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield against The Fragrance Shop in a dispute over unpaid rent.
Fenwick has a new non-executive chairman. Simon Calver has been appointed to help steer the family-owned UK department store chain through a series of sweeping changes, specifically its e-tail operations.