UK retail may be under a dark cloud at the moment, but new retail developments have come thick and fast this year and the latest is the opening of Coal Drops Yard at King's Cross with a quirky mix of stores.
Pre-tax profits fell by almost 10% at the footwear retailer despite turnover rising from £280.9m to £308.5m as a result of the “overtly promotional” environment on the UK high street from Black Friday through Christmas.
UK retailers are making the most of the opportunities presented by social media, but some are doing better than others at this and a new ranking shows that Dr Martens is the top British vendor on Instagram.
The sustainable company, which is soon to open a Barcelona store, is growing thanks to its corners in El Corte Inglés; its arrival at Galeries Lafayette and a presentation of its new shoe in Paris' Nous concept store.
Eyewear company Marcolin Group and TBL Licensing LLC are entering into an early renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Timberland optical frames and sunglasses.