It’s going to be a tougher-than-expected Christmas trading period, if one report is to be believed. UK shoppers are likely to spend 22% less on non-essentials in the festive run-up and other markets will see drops too.
Roger Blundell is to step down as chief finance officer at Grosvenor before the end of the year with Debbie Lee promoted to take over as CFO from January 2023. However, he will move into non-executive and advisory roles.
Curated Makers, a retail concept that links local independent artists and product makers with the high street, will debut its first pop-up store in London at the rebirth of Battersea Power Station on 14 October.
Frasers is doubling down on its efforts to get MySale shareholders to accept its buyout offer as it also says it’s on the verge of owning more than half of the firm’s shares, even though it’s still well below its target.
Struggling Joules is reportedly exploring options for a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) as it seeks to cut its costs and stave off a collapse following the termination of talks for Next to take a stake in the firm.
Seamm, a start-up digitising fashion goods for virtual worlds, has raised $1.7 million in funding “to scale go-to-market activities, attract and hire top talent, and accelerate the development of its platform”.
Are You Mad. No, that’s not a question but the name of Shaftesbury’s latest consumer-facing effort to promote sustainability. The London property giant has opened its first visible recycling unit on Carnaby Street.