Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices saw a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week. Footfall across UK retail destinations rose 1.5%, according to Springboard.
Two key executives who helped to shape UK retail died in the last few days. Paul Myners was the former chairman of M&S and Landsec and John Sainsbury was the driving force behind the supermarket chain for 23 years.
Fashion, art, retail and technology are drawn together in a first-of-its-kind, multi-layered cultural collab featuring the work of artist Victor Vasarely and fashion house Paco Rabanne at Selfridges’ London store.
UK designer Sir Paul Smith has joined a prestigious royal order in recognition of his work for British fashion. Sir Paul was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour by the Duke of Cambridge on Wednesday.
Year-on-year comparisons across the pandemic landscape can make interesting reading. That’s why UK online retail in 2021 recorded its worst-ever year for growth, but still managed a “rather good” performance.
Value apparel and lifestyle digital retailer Studio Retail has promoted Gareth Powell to become overall director of data. He only joined the business in June as head of enterprise, data products and insight.
Big appointment for Landsec. The UK commercial property giant has hired Remco Simon to the newly-created role of managing director – Strategy and Capital Markets. Effective immediately, the will report to CEO Mark Allan.
Urban Outfitters Inc. reported on Tuesday double-digit revenue growth for the 2021 holiday season, compared to the same two-month period in 2019, driven by strong growth in the U.S. group's digital channel.