Sales at Stella McCartney fell to £28.4m from £38.6m as the pandemic hit last year. And it saw a pre-tax loss bigger than its sales at £31.4m. But 2020 was also a year of renewal and it said 2021 sales are recovering.
Life’s going to get tougher for Hammerson retail tenants still in rent arrears. While the property giant said it has seen a “significant” improvement in collection rates, it now remains “focused on collecting arrears”.
Hammerson’s UK and Ireland managing director Mark Bourgeois is preparing to leave as the heavily-indebted commercial property giant plans to cut up to 40 head office jobs in order to reduce costs, a report claims.
Yet more positive news on commercial landlord rent collection and UK retail performance. Hammerson, the owner/operator of the Bullring & Grand Central in Birmingham, said footfall trends “remain encouraging”.