Nike mulls Russia exit after not renewing franchise agreement

Nike is considering exiting Russia amid the nation's invasion of Ukraine, after not renewing its franchise agreement.
Amazon 4-star

Amazon stores boss heads to M&S after 4-star closures

Amazon head of store design Ben Hougham, who led the development of its short-lived 4-stars chain, is set to join M&S.
Property group Landsec has posted an improved performance from its ’major retail destinations’ portfolio this year.

Landsec swings to profit with record leasing in London

Property group Landsec has posted an improved performance from its ’major retail destinations’ portfolio this year.

M&S to open new flagship store in Lakeside

Marks & Spencer is to open a new store at the Lakeside shopping centre in Essex.
Bruton Street

Two New York brands sign up for Mayfair flagships

Luxury New York fashion brands Alice + Olivia and Veronica Beard are set to open London flagship stores on Bruton Street in Mayfair.

Tesco trials in-store flexible office space

Tesco will introduce office space inside one of its stores as part of a trial after signing a deal.
Queen's speech

Landlords can be forced to rent out empty shops

The government has said it will regenerate town centres and high streets as part of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Demand for warehouse space soars despite rise in prices

New research has found that take-up and prices for logistics space have continued to increase despite the cost-of-living crisis.
West End

West End landlords Capco and Shaftesbury consider £3.5bn merger

London's West End property firms are in advanced talks about a £3.5 billion merger that would unite tourist destinations, including Covent Garden and Chinatown under common ownership.
Retail giants urge government to cut business rates

Retail giants team up to demand business rates cut

Retail giants including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Kingfisher have formed a new coalition to petition the government for a permanent business rates cut funded by the introduction of a new online tax.

Feature Resource

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...