Wales emerged from its 17-day 'firebreak' lockdown Monday morning with store retailers hoping that consumers’ pent-up demand to shop will translate into a speedy return to some sort of trading normality.
There's confusion over what retailers that remain open during the English lockdown can and can't sell. The lockdown rules have forced stores, including M&S, Sainsbury’s and Tesco to cordon off parts of their spaces.
H&M has named Leyla Ertur as its new Head of Sustainability, starting in the New Year. The role affects the fashion choices of millions, as news that the H&M chain's loyalty program now numbers over 100m members shows.
Jewellery giant Pandora won't be closing any of its thousands of stores permanently as a result of the business downturn due to the pandemic. Its CEO said the business needs a seamless mix of online and offline.
The latest Nielsen holiday shopping report predicts that consumers will be doing more shopping for themselves, impulse buying and shopping online this holiday season, as the pandemic reshapes holiday traditions.
As non-essential retail shuts down in England but some shops, such as garden centres and those that sell a relatively small proportion of essential goods are allowed to stay open, some closed shops are crying foul.
The Lakeside mall is the latest of Intu’s properties to transfer to new management. One of the UK’s top 10 shopping centres, it now has Global Mutual appointed as asset manager while Savills becomes property manager.
Hopes of the slender retail recovery in October continuing have been dashed as “desperate UK retailers face a disastrous golden quarter hammered by a second lockdown and a lack of clarity over Brexit”, BDO said Friday.
Fashion retailer River Island says it thinks it can cope with the new lockdown as its preparations have put it on the “strongest possible footing”. It also reported a 10% increase in operating profits for 2019.
Shoppers searching Google for cosmetics will be able to try them on virtually through a deal with L'Oreal, as the French group looks to make up for lost store sales caused by coronavirus lockdowns by expanding online.