Marks & Spencer has become the lead sponsor for an upcoming UK nationally televised ‘Concert for Ukraine’ fundraiser,

M&S becomes lead sponsor of televised Concert for Ukraine

Marks & Spencer has become the lead sponsor for an upcoming UK nationally televised ‘Concert for Ukraine’ fundraiser.
Smyths saw the biggest toy market share growth over Christmas

Smyths market share surges after bumper Christmas toy sales for bricks and mortar

Smyths emerged the big winner in the toys sector over Christmas as shopper returned to physical stores to buy gifts.
MusicMagpie

MusicMagpie expands rental service beyond smartphones

MusicMagpie has expanded its rental subscription service beyond smartphones and into new product categories such as tablets, games consoles and MacBooks.
How badly could the West End be affected by the weekend tube strikes?

Will the tube strike derail the West End’s recovery?

How badly could the West End be affected by the weekend tube strikes? Retail Gazette speaks to experts to find out.
Tesco has confirmed it is phasing out CDs and DVDs due to weakened consumer demand as streaming takes its toll on the category.

Tesco confirms it’s ‘phasing out’ CDs and DVDs

Tesco has confirmed it is phasing out CDs and DVDs due to weakened consumer demand as streaming takes its toll on the category.
Marks & Spencer launches "live shopping" service to attract younger shoppers

M&S launches TikTok-style “live shopping” service to win younger customers

Marks and Spencer is set to be the first major UK retailer to launch a "live shopping" service, using influencers to model various outfits.
Asda

Asda follows Poundland’s footsteps in selling £1 engagement rings

Asda has launched a £1 engagement ring as part of its George Home collection, which is available to buy in stores and online.
London was hit the hardest in terms of sales lost during Covid-19

Data: The 10 cities that lost the most sales since Covid hit

London lost almost a year’s worth of retail sales since Covid began with big cities particularly hit by lockdowns, home working and a lack of tourists.
Norwich had the most retail insolvencies than any other region

Data: The 10 cities that suffered the most retail insolvencies since Covid-19

Which UK cities have been the most impacted by retail insolvencies since Covid?
Boris Johnson has announced that shoppers will no longer be required to wear face masks in shops as Plan B restrictions end next week.

Face masks no longer mandatory in shops from next week

Boris Johnson has announced the end of its Plan B Covid restrictions from next Thursday, which means shoppers will no longer be required to wear face masks in shops.

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eCommerce Returns: Consumer Trends and the Impact on Retailers

Consumers buying online can equal higher volumes of product returns! Whistl has reviewed recent research and outlined the change in consumer eCommerce buying trends...