Wednesday, September 22, 2021
SRC

Retailers urge Scottish gov’t to rethink banning New Year’s Day trading

Retailers have reportedly accused the Scottish government of singling them out after revealing plans to ban large stores from trading on New Year’s Day.
Shaftesbury

London’s West End posts “strong recovery” as Brits return

London's West End has reported that shoppers are returning to the area, with footfall bouncing back to about half the level before the pandemic.
Convenience stores across Cambridgeshire could soon be hit with supply shortages after delivery drivers voted to go in strike.

UK government rejects temporary EU visas to HGV drivers

The UK government has rejected industry calls to issue temporary visas to European truck drivers in an effort reduce shortages.
Primark has announced internally that from September, it will see its office-based employees return back to workspaces.

Primark unveils new hybrid working model

Primark has announced internally that from September, it will see its office-based employees return back to workspaces as it implements a new hybrid working model.
Marks & Spencer is planning to scale back its presence in France, following European border restrictions leaving its Paris stores with empty shelves.

M&S sales rise 29.1% thanks to “fewer promotions”

Marks & Spencer has reported strong trading and expects full-year earnings to be better than anticipated.
Toys R Us

HMV acquires Toys R Us in Canada with vision for UK return

HMV owner Doug Putman has announced he will acquire Toys R Us and Babies R Us in Canada as he "helps drive the business forward".
Dobbies

Dobbies to continue roll-out of Little Dobbies with second London shop

Dobbies has signed a deal which will see it open a new Little Dobbies store in London's Richmond.
Inflation cools as fashion prices fall

Inflation cools as fashion prices fall

The UK’s rate of inflation cooled in July to two per cent, down from near three-year highs of 2.5 per cent in June, due to a fall in (...)
The retail industry has welcomed changes to self-isolation rules which mean fully-vaccinates staff no longer have to self-isolate if pinged. 

Retailers “welcome” end of ‘Pingdemic’ as government eases self-isolation rules

The retail industry has welcomed changes to self-isolation rules which mean fully-vaccinated staff no longer have to self-isolate if pinged. 

Feature Resource

Retail Gazette Report: Countdown to 2023

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was delaying its plans to phase out third-party cookies from its Chrome browser, granting a much-discussed extension...