Monday, November 23, 2020
Clarks LionRock Capital CVA

Clarks rescued in £100m deal

Clarks has been rescued in a £100 million deal by Hong Kong-based private equity firm LionRock Capital, following a lengthy sales process. 
Boxpark Roger Wade COVID-19 pandemic lockdown rent

Boxpark to charge zero rent during second lockdown

Boxpark has said it will not be charging rent or service charges for tenants at three of its London sites as England heads for a second lockdown.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan Robert Jenrick business rates

London Mayor Sadiq Khan demands business rates holiday extension

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling on the UK government for an extension to the current business rates holiday for retailers.
Non-essential shops to reopen after English lockdown ends on December 2

Boris Johnson sees “brighter future” for Christmas shopping if R rate falls

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sought to raise hopes of people being able to do their Christmas shopping in person (...)
Welsh Gov't says it will ease lockdown from next week

Welsh Gov’t says it will ease lockdown from next week

The Welsh Government will not extend Wales’s firebreak lockdown next week, the First Minister has said.
Shares in retailers tumble after lockdown #2 announcement

Shares in retailers tumble after lockdown #2 announcement

Shares in retailers took a battering on the London Stock Exchange this morning as investors reacted to the government’s (...)
Mike Ashley Debenhams Hilco Frasers Group

Mike Ashley lashes out after being “excluded” from Debenhams auction

Mike Ashley has reportedly lashed out after being excluded from the auction of Debenhams, as restructuring firm Hilco begins liquidating parts of the business.
Argos to spread some much-needed festive cheer with Christmas advert premiere

Argos to spread some much-needed festive cheer with Christmas advert premiere

Argos' Christmas 2020 advert set to air on ITV tonight at 8pm. The retailer has followed on from last year's 'Book of Dreams' theme, with Argos catalogue once again taking centre stage.
BRC: “Retailers face a nightmare before Christmas” in wake of second lockdown news

BRC: “Retailers face a nightmare before Christmas” after second lockdown news

BRC says closure of non-essential retailers during second lockdown "will cause untold damage to the high street in the run up to Christmas".
Retailers among more than half a million UK firms "significantly distressed"

Retailers among more than half a million UK firms “significantly distressed”

Retailers are among the more than half a million UK businesses that are in “significant distress” due to the impact of the Covid pandemic, according to new figures.

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Top 3 tips for enabling website scanning for in-store and online

For fashion retailers, the emphasis has shifted from dwell to sell. Shoppers want to get in and out, with less interactions and exposure. To nail...