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Black Friday could redeem October sales 16 hours ago

After retail sales plummeted in October, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said that the approaching Black Friday sales could be the turnaround for retail sales. Head of retail at KPMG Paul Martin said: “The burning questions for retailers will be whether shoppers are holding off their purchases until Black...

Snow+Rock opens at Bluewater 16 hours ago

Snow+Rock has opened a new store using its latest design concept at Bluewater shopping centre. The store has been designed by an inhouse team and spans 13,000 square feet. The shop stocks snowsports clothing and equipment alongside luggage, footwear, camping equipment, clothing, electronics and accessories for climbing, walking and other outdoor...

Mountain Warehouse sees rise in sales 17 hours ago

Mountain Warehouse saw its first half sales rise by 19.3% to £91.6 million after achieving a 50% uplift in international revenues. In the six months to August 27th, pre-tax profit rose by 18% to £4.7 million as the company continued to grow by opening 18 new stores. Mountain Warehouse operates 70 outlets...

MMUK Man to make retail history by opening first men’s makeup store 1 day ago

Launched just five years ago, MMUK Man is now set to open its first bricks-and-mortar store; meaning the UK will see its first ever men’s only makeup store. The products have been available online since launch but the brand has quickly increased in popularity after ASOS took on 10 of the...

Ted Baker sees strong sales growth 1 day ago

Ted Baker grew its retail sales by 4.6%, or 5.1% at constant currency, in the 13 weeks to November 11th despite “challenging” trading conditions in some of its markets. This helped total revenue to climb by 7.3%, or by 8% in constant currency, in the period. Online sales rose by...

London’s West End welcomes 65 new stores in 2017 1 day ago

New figures have revealed that London’s West End has continued to attract new brands with 65 new stores being opened since January 2017. The data from New West End Company, the Business Improvement District for the area, reveal that this was up from 52 openings for the whole of 2016. Driven...

Card factory sees strong sales growth 2 days ago

Card Factory grew its total sales by 6.7% in the nine months to October 31st as it opened 38 new stores across the UK. The company said a strong first half sales performance continued in the third quarter, driven mainly by growth in lower margin non-card categories. Card Factory's chief executive,...

GAME Digital reports full year loss 2 days ago

Game Digital has posted a full year loss after it struggled against a "challenging" UK market. In the year to July 29th, the company made a pre-tax loss of £10 million compared to a profit of £1.1 million in the previous year. Group transaction value fell by 2.4% to £891 million...

7000 new jobs to be created for Croydon Westfield 2 days ago

A new £1.4 billion Westfield shopping centre has been given the go ahead in Croydon, South London and is set to create 7000 jobs. The project, which will start in 2019, is a joint venture between the local council, the Croydon Partnership, the Greater London Authority and London Minister Greg...

Store closures slow to lowest rate in seven years 3 days ago

The number of shops facing closure has dropped to its lowest level since 2010. According to research compiled by the Local Data Company for PwC, an analysis of 67,521 chain stores (accounting for those with more than five national outlets) across 500 town centres in Great Britain showed that there...

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