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Central London footfall to suffer from Plan B restrictions says Springboard

Central London footfall to suffer from Plan B restrictions says Springboard

​The imposition of ‘Plan B’ anti-Covid measures on England will dent retail footfall, specialist tracking firm Springboard predicted on Thursday.
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Frasers Group has good first half, but is cautious over Covid situation

Frasers Group has good first half, but is cautious over Covid situation

​UK retail giant Frasers Group saw revenues at its domestic and European operations surging in the half to October. And while its ‘rest of world retail’ division saw a double-digit dip, overall the results looked good.
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New Klarna browser extension opens up desktop BNPL for shoppers at all e-stores

New Klarna browser extension opens up desktop BNPL for shoppers at all e-stores

​Klarna has launched what could be a game-changer for BNPL on desktop with a browser extension “that brings interest-free shopping at all online stores, regardless of whether they are partnered with Klarna or not”.
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Pantone names brand new tone Very Peri as colour of year for 2022

Pantone names brand new tone Very Peri as colour of year for 2022

Pantone, the global colour authority, has launched the brand new 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a lively violet red undertone, as its star colour of the year for 2022.
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Fortnum & Mason names Burberry's Robertson to new post, aims for innovation

Fortnum & Mason names Burberry's Robertson to new post, aims for innovation

​Luxury London store Fortnum & Mason has named Iain Robertson to the newly created role of chief operating and innovation officer. He joins in February. 
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Nottingham reimagines city centre, to build £500m shopping and leisure space

Nottingham reimagines city centre, to build £500m shopping and leisure space

​Nottingham is to get a major new central shopping centre, leisure space and park, costing £500 million. Reworking rather than replacing what’s left of the city’s 1970s Broadmarsh mall, it’s called the ‘Vision’.
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Shaftesbury lease sign-ups show ability of West End to bounce back

Shaftesbury lease sign-ups show ability of West End to bounce back

London landlord Shaftesbury has delivered an impressive record in terms of attracting a host of new retailers and increasing footfall to its properties. it has signed over 60 new brands since 1 October 2020.
Fashion
December 25 'to see £1.2bn retail spend online' in UK

December 25 'to see £1.2bn retail spend online' in UK

​Christmas Day will be a major shopping day for Britons, ParcelHero claimed on Tuesday, with consumers set to spend £1.2 billion online.
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UK retail sales rise, fashion is key driver, say BRC and Barclaycard

UK retail sales rise, fashion is key driver, say BRC and Barclaycard

​More evidence came through on Tuesday showing that fashion was a key driver of retail spending in the UK last month. Two regular monthly reports (from the BRC and Barclaycard) called out fashion as a star category.
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London Designer Outlet sales and footfall recover, names new GM

London Designer Outlet sales and footfall recover, names new GM

​Thriving London Designer Outlet in Wembley Park is securely on the recovery trail as the centre “sees sales approach pre-pandemic levels, having taken on a raft of new brands over the course of the past two years."
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Electronic payments rule as cash-carrying narrows in UK - report

Electronic payments rule as cash-carrying narrows in UK - report

More than half of Britons (52%) now claim they never take notes or coins with them on routine trips, instead using their mobile phone to make payments, according to a nationwide survey. 
Fashion
West End footfall "flatlines" despite busy Saturday, other cities are weak

West End footfall "flatlines" despite busy Saturday, other cities are weak

​Footfall in London’s West End was flat in the week starting November 29, The New West End Company said on Monday. That was despite NWEC reporting a big week-on-week increase on Saturday.
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Malmö Designer Village planned for 2025 debut, to be Scandinavia's largest

Malmö Designer Village planned for 2025 debut, to be Scandinavia's largest

​Sweden is to host Scandinavia’s largest designer outlet village with the project’s first phase set to open in summer 2025 while phase two will follow in autumn 2027.
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Primark has big plans for Ireland, makes flagship return to Country Carlow site

Primark has big plans for Ireland, makes flagship return to Country Carlow site

​Primark has big plans for its Republic of Ireland operation, earmarking €250 million (£212.7 million) of capital investment there over the next 10 years. 
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Omicron variant to boost online festive sales says ParcelHero

Omicron variant to boost online festive sales says ParcelHero

​UK consumer concerns over the new Omicron coronavirus variant will mean there will be another £35 billion+ online spend this Christmas, predicts ParcelHero.
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Textiles group Swiscot expands into fashion with SS20 launch

Textiles group Swiscot expands into fashion with SS20 launch

​Manchester-based textiles supplier Swiscot Group is expanding into fashion, launching its own clothing and accessories lines for SS22. The firm has begun supplying clients with white label and private label products. 
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