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Queen store opens on Carnaby Street as tourist shoppers return

Queen store opens on Carnaby Street as tourist shoppers return

The new Queen The Greatest experiential pop-up store opened on Carnaby Street on Tuesday morning with a big focus on apparel as Universal Music Group’s Bravado unit looks to take advantage of rising West End footfall.
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Return to office boosts high street footfall, especially central London

Return to office boosts high street footfall, especially central London

Footfall across all UK retail destinations rose week-on-week in the latest seven days (19-25 September) and was particularly welcome on three important fronts. It was the first rise registered in the past four weeks.
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End of tax-free shopping perk hits UK's luxury destination status

End of tax-free shopping perk hits UK's luxury destination status

​There were many warnings and they seem to be coming true. When the UK ended the tax-free shopping perk for tourists, it was feared international tourists would shun Britain. A new survey suggests they’re doing that.
Luxury
Fendi, Versace co-design a womenswear collection

Fendi, Versace co-design a womenswear collection

For the first time, two top Italian labels have joined forces and combined their creative perspectives to design two collections in one, Fendi by Versace and Versace by Fendi, which will be commercialised next May.
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Labour promises to axe business rates, will tax e-tailers

Labour promises to axe business rates, will tax e-tailers

​Britain's opposition Labour Party would impose higher taxes on online retailers to fund tax relief for bricks and mortar businesses, the party's would-be finance minister Rachel Reeves will say on Monday.
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Nordstrom launches new 'Home' concept in NYC

Nordstrom launches new 'Home' concept in NYC

Nordstrom has debuted a new redefined 'Home' concept as part of the opening of the Nordstrom Home NYC shop.
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UK retail sales growth slows, stores fret over supply chain woes

UK retail sales growth slows, stores fret over supply chain woes

Hopes that strong retail sales in the summer would continue into early autumn seem to have been dashed — at least that’s the case according to the earliest of the monthly retail sales reports to come out.
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Landsec sells more retail parks, Martineau Place also sold

Landsec sells more retail parks, Martineau Place also sold

This week has brought a number of moves in the property sector as Landsec said on Friday that it has sold two retail parks, while a joint venture acquired Martineau Place shopping centre in Birmingham.
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TJX Europe to create up to 2,000 work placements in the UK

TJX Europe to create up to 2,000 work placements in the UK

​TJX Europe has begun hiring up to 2,000 young people in the UK under a government work placement programme. The Kickstart Scheme will offer six-month posts in over 400 TK Maxx and Homesense stores across the country.
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VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

VIA Outlets unveils new branding with big digital focus

European outlet malls operator VIA Outlets has unveiled a new corporate look and feel “following an extensive rebranding undertaking”.
Luxury
Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

Fenwick losses rise as lockdowns hit hard

​Higher-end department store group Fenwick was hit particularly hard during the pandemic, its latest set of results to the end of January show.
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Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Cash no longer king, but £1.3 billion cost of digital transactions hits UK retailers

Covid-19 was no friend to cash. The pandemic saw retail transactions via payment cards rocket in 2020, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Cash now accounts for just 15% of total spending in retail.
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BALR relaunches in UK and Ireland for AW21

BALR relaunches in UK and Ireland for AW21

Luxury lifestyle brand BALR is relaunching in Britain and Ireland this season and has appointed Start agency as its UK sales partner. The label launches in lHarvey Nichols, Selfridges, and the expanding Flannels chain.
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Cavalli to open $545 million luxury skyscraper in Dubai with Damac

Cavalli to open $545 million luxury skyscraper in Dubai with Damac

Italian fashion house Cavalli said on Monday it would open a $545 million ultra-luxurious skyscraper in Dubai in collaboration with real estate developer Damac Properties, aimed at reviving the luxury brand.
Luxury
​Fix UK’s ‘broken’ business rates system or many more stores will shut - BRC

​Fix UK’s ‘broken’ business rates system or many more stores will shut - BRC

Britain’s “broken” business rates system needs urgent reform otherwise over 80% of bricks-and-mortar retailers could permanently close stores, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warns.
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Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

Icon Outlet enjoys record August sales, beats pre-Covid period

South London outlet mall Icon Outlet at The O2 said sales during August reached record levels compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019. Sales rose by 24%, average transaction value grew 11%, and footfall rose 10%.
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