The end of England’s second lockdown can’t come quick enough for store retailers. As they brace themselves for a three-week pre-Christmas shopping frenzy, they’re already having to play serious catch-up.
Over 30 retail brands from across the London’s King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard retail destination have launched a combined ‘United We Shop’ campaign, supporting the area’s extensively redeveloped shopping streets.
With Mothercare’s radical transformation into an international franchise operation now complete, the retailer is hoping the toughest of years (and some ugly trading figures) are now firmly in the past.
Barclaycard has said that the volume of sales transactions up to 4pm was down 16.7% on Black Friday. The company’s figures are particularly useful because it actually almost £1 in every £3 spent in the UK.
IKEA's Ingka Investments is in talks to buy commercial property in prime locations in several big European cities after it finalised its first-ever such acquisition last month, its managing director said.
Following their store debut on Carnaby Street, the Rolling Stones have unveiled a global e-commerce shop equipped with a 360° virtual experience “so customers can shop inside the store from anywhere in the world”.