Hammerson is to slash rents for its retail tenants by around 30% as UK stores reopen post-Lockdown 3. UK & Ireland MD Mark Bourgeois said that “typically, we're resetting our rents to more affordable levels”.
Studio Retail is no longer for sale. The company has received plenty of interest in the business, but said its recent strong trading suggests that it can create greater value for shareholders as a pureplay retailer.
Ant Group is eyeing options for Jack Ma to divest his stake in the firm and give up control, as meetings with Chinese regulators signaled that the move could help draw a line under Beijing's scrutiny of its business.
With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
H&M has unveiled a new initiative it said should “help open more doors and boost confidence in a job interview”. Its One/Second/Suit is a suit rental service "so anyone can make a powerful first impression”.
Northern Ireland will be allowed to catch up with the rest of the UK when non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality will reopen from 30 April. First Minister Arlene Foster told the NI Assembly it was a "landmark day”.