Monday, January 27, 2020

Q&A: Head of Retail at Quintain Phil Cottingham

Phil Cottingham operates as Head of Retail at Quintain and is leading the development of the London Designer Outlet (LDO) in Wembley. He spoke...

The Original Factor Shop sales up 13.6%

Local non-food convenience retailer The Original Factory Shop has reported a total sales rise of 13.6 per cent in its first half as the...

UK economy “will return to growth” in H2

The UK economy is set to grow in the second half of the year thanks to “a revival on the high street”, according to...

Comment: Knowledge Is Power

The retail industry in the UK today is a hotbed of competition. We have seen specialist operators put under ever increasing pressure from larger...

Thorntons LFLs fall 1.7% as peak season approaches

Chocolate retailer Thorntons saw like-for-like (LFL) sales decline 1.7 per cent in its first quarter as last year‘s store closures impacted trading, it has...

Go Outdoors CEO to take on new role

Outdoor equipment and clothing retailer Go Outdoors has announced today that its CEO and joint founder John Graham is to stand down from his...

JJB landlords to lose £37.5m a year

Landlords of beleaguered retailer JJB Sports could lose nearly £40 million in rent now that some 177 stores have been disposed of by administrator...

M&S to recruit 20,000 Christmas staff

High street retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) is to create 20,000 jobs this Christmas across the UK & Republic of Ireland as it continues...

High streets sales up 3.5% last month

British high streets are showing signs of recovery as like-for-like (LFL) sales rose 3.5 per cent last month, the best growth of the year...

Waterstones launches new ad campaign

Leading bookseller Waterstones has today announced the upcoming launch of a branding activity which highlights the importance of bookshops. Advertisements, which will run in...

Feature Resource

[Whitepaper] Retail Lessons From China

Did you know? Chinese demographics are much more complex than ‘Gen X/Y/Z’? Instead they’re segmented as: Post-80s, Post-90s, Post-95s, Post-00s. And, while Post-80s and 90s...