Pradera Lateral is the surprise choice to manage the Trafford Centre. Its appointment follows a “competitive” tender process, with little-known Pradera beating industry giant Westfield to oversee the Manchester mall.
Gym+Coffee is flexing for expansion and improved visibility. The Irish athleisure brand has hired the Mongoose marketing agency “to raise awareness of the brand and build on its global community in Europe”.
The financial cost of Covid could jump for many non-essential retailers, given a second High Court ruling over rent arrears. Retail group Frasers has been ordered to pay rents accrued since the start of the pandemic.
In a worrying development for retailers — but not their landlords — the UK's High Court has backed the joint venture partner of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield against The Fragrance Shop in a dispute over unpaid rent.
Gym+Coffee, is continuing its drive into the UK with the opening of its second retail store outside of Ireland. Following an earlier debut at Westfield London, it’s opening in Manchester's Trafford Centre on April 17.
Gap may be exiting the UK market as far as company-operated shops are concerned, but it wants to make the most of the reopening in England. It will launch a kidswear pop-up in the Westfield London mall on April 12.