In defiance of the UK retail crisis, the British clothing business has taken a 6,000 sq ft unit at the shopping centre in Stoke-on-Trent, where it will showcase its latest clothing and sportswear collection.
The word “slump” isn’t what we like to read when we get a new report about consumer footfall to non-food retail stores. But that’s what we saw on Monday as the BRC and Springboard issued their latest monthly report.
Not one piece of news that has come out about UK retail in relation to its performance during May has been encouraging. And on Monday, another release added to the gloom as Springboard issued its latest footfall report.
Easter sales and store footfall should rise and fashion should get a boost from an online surge, especially for smaller e-tailers, several studies show. But the uplifts won't make up for the overall weak environment.