JD Sports continues to focus on new stores and CBRE Investment Management has signed it up to a new, upsized flagship store at “Colchester’s premier shopping destination", Lion Walk. It will open this month.
The pandemic is almost behind us, and designers are celebrating a return to normal life with light, joyous, sensual outfits, judging from the summer 2022 women’s collections shown in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Acquisition-hungry JD Sports Fashion has now moved into beauty. The UK-based sportswear giant has bought a stake in online hair & beauty brand Hairburst, which sells vitamins, shampoos and styling products.
This week has brought a number of moves in the property sector as Landsec said on Friday that it has sold two retail parks, while a joint venture acquired Martineau Place shopping centre in Birmingham.
FatFace CEO Liz Evans is to join Asda as MD of its George unit, a move widely rumoured since the summer. Meanwhile, The FatFace Group has named Will Crumbie as its CEO, moving up immediately from his current CFO post.
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.