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.
Westfield

Westfield continues to recover thanks to ‘strong leasing’

Westfield has revealed a rise in its turnover in the first quarter as it recovered from Covid-19.
Debenhams

Debenhams stores reinvented: From ‘fun factories’ to student digs

Debenhams closed its doors for the final time last May and almost a year later nine out of ten of the former department stores...
From Topshop to Gap, Retail Gazette looks at how much central London's top retail destination has changed post Covid-19.

In pictures: Oxford Street before and after the pandemic

From Topshop to Gap, Retail Gazette looks at how much central London's top retail destination has changed post Covid-19.
NewRiver

NewRiver finalises £38.8m sale of Oxford shopping centre

NewRiver has completed the disposal of Templars Square Shopping Centre in Cowley, Oxford, for £38.8 million.
Oxford St has struggled to return to its pre-pandemic glory with football down 46 per cent on pre-Covid levels.

Oxford Street struggles as footfall lags behind pre-pandemic levels

Oxford Street has struggled to return to its pre-pandemic levels of success with football down 46% on pre-Covid levels.
H&M will open its first UK outlet store this spring

H&M to open first UK outlet store

H&M will open its first outlet store in the UK at the Affinity centre in Staffordshire this spring.
British Land Landsec

British Land and Landsec consider £800m asset swap

British Land and Landsec are seeking an £800 million asset swap in an effort to recover their share prices.
Livat in Hammersmith

Has Ikea’s property arm reinvented the shopping centre?

Ikea's property arm Ingka Centres had a "fantastic" response to the very different shopping centre it opened in London's Hammersmith last month. Managing director Cindy Andersen tells us her plan to reinvent malls into meeting places.
Hammerson

Hammerson offloads Silverburn shopping centre in £140m deal

Hammerson has finalised the sale of its Silverburn shopping centre near Glasgow in a £140 million deal.

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...