Saturday, January 18, 2020
HMV warns of store closures & job cuts if landlord negotiations unsuccessful

HMV warns of store closures & job cuts if landlord negotiations unsuccessful

HMV has warned of job losses and the closure of up to 10 stores unless it is able to secure new deals with its landlords.
The Book People has fallen into administration putting nearly 400 jobs at risk just a week before Christmas.

The Book People collapses into administration threatening 400 jobs

The Book People has fallen into administration putting nearly 400 jobs at risk just a week before Christmas.
ICON Outlet at The O2 has announced a successful first year of trading and its strongest six-week performance yet. The outlet experienced a 36 per cent uplift in like-for-like sales over the last six weeks bolstered by a successful Black Friday and run up to Christmas.

Icon outlet performs with strong trading figures

ICON Outlet at The O2 has announced a successful first year of trading and its strongest six-week performance yet.
Hamleys plots comeback

Hamleys plots comeback

Hamleys new owner eyes new expansion plans and flagship revamp.
Jessops Peter Jones administration

500 jobs at risk as Jessops calls in administrators for property arm

Dragons’ Den panellist Peter Jones has called in administrators for Jessops, putting 500 roles at risk of redundancy.
The Entertainer introduces Christmas Quiet Hour for autistic customers

The Entertainer introduces Christmas Quiet Hour for autistic customers

The Entertainer is introducing a Christmas Quiet Hour across its stores as part of aims to make shopping more accessible.
Toys R Us will officially return from the retail graveyard this weekend as it launches a new tech-focused experiential store.

Toys R Us officially returns from retail grave with new tech-focused store

Toys R Us will officially return from the retail graveyard this weekend as it launches a new tech-focused experiential store.
The big opportunity for "long tail" physical entertainment merch comment Lee Townsend CEO Koyo store

COMMENT: The big opportunity for entertainment merch in retail

Less Townsend argues that there are some exciting merchandise possibilities for those willing to focus on quality over quantity.
Royal Opera House to open its very first pop-up store

Royal Opera House to open its very first pop-up store for Christmas

The Royal Opera House is slated to open up its first ever pop-up store just in time for Christmas.
Union warns Asda's contract row could affect shopper loyalty

Union warns Asda’s contract row could affect shopper loyalty

The row over new contracts for workers at supermarket giant Asda could persuade shoppers to go elsewhere, a union warns.

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