Image: Pexels Consumer watchdog Which? has called on the government and businesses to make new costs of buying from EU-based retailers clearer so consumers aren’t caught off guard be extra costs. It comes as new import charges and returns policies have made post-Brexit shopping more difficult for Brits […]

As retail reopens in England and Wales, the New West End Company, which represents London’s West End shops and hospitality venues, is calling on the government to offer urgent target support to help businesses recover from what it calls the “devastating impact of successive lockdowns”. New West End […]

Shoppers in the UK flocked to stores on Monday as non-essential retailers in England and Wales reopened after months of lockdown. Up until 10am, footfall across all UK destinations increased 218.2 percent week-on-week. Breaking that down by locations, footfall in shopping centres saw the biggest improvement, […]

British high street retailer Monsoon has opened a new boutique store concept in London that takes the brand “back to its roots” celebrating its heritage, craft and commitment to sustainability and ethical trade. Located on Marylebone High Street, London, the concept marks the first in a series of new […]

Lifestyle brand Timberland has launched its first-ever membership programme to give “loyal customers” product exclusives, prizes, access to launch events, plant trees through Treedom and claim a 10 percent birthday promo code. The Community Loyalty Programme launches on April 12 and customers will be […]

British fashion designer Stella McCartney is celebrating the reopening of its flagship store on Old Bond Street, London with a series of pop-ups highlighting local businesses. Over the coming weeks, Stella McCartney will be handing over space to what it calls its #StellaCommunity friends, with each […]

American retailer Free People is opening a new location in London’s West End today, April 12. Location on Regent Street, the new Free People store spans 3,100 square foot. It features the brand’s apparel, activewear and accessories, as well as a dedicated ethereal white shop and an area for its ‘We […]

Frasers Group has opened its first Frasers store in Wolverhampton as part of a larger multi-brand shopping destination. Located in the Mander Centre, in a former Debenhams unit, the 34,000 square foot Frasers store offers over 120 brands spanning beauty, fashion, lifestyle, kids and home brands, and […]

Students are most looking forward to returning to bricks and mortar shops following the lifting of Covid restrictions in England, according to research from student benefits platform, UniDays. In the survey of more than 30,000 students, 30 percent said they were looking forward to the shops reopening, […]

Retail and office vacancies keep climbing as declining physical store traffic has led to store closures. Vacancies have hit a record at 11.4 percent, a 90-basis-point-jump from the previous quarter according to Moody’s Analytics REIS. The news was reported by Retail Dive. Regional and super-regional […]

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