After a year in which weddings were cancelled across Britain, they're back on the agenda, so with supreme good timing, Selfridges has just been granted a licence to host the ceremonies and receptions.
Be warned, consumer sustainability issues may be more important than you think. Over half of people in the UK (56%) are less likely to buy from organisations with a weak sustainability record, according to a new survey.
UK retail may be open for business again, but some smaller traders are far from happy at the speed of the revival, with campaign group Save The Street calling for government help to stimulate local spending.
As Debenhams exits the high street, many of its former stores are being converted to non-retail uses. But there appears to be an opportunity opening up for the return of smaller department store operators.
Poor spring weather over much of the UK hit shopper footfall numbers last week, although Scotland's retail reopening bought much brighter figures, according to latest reports from Springboard and Ipsos.
Be warned. Brands are putting customer loyalty at risk due to a disconnect between their physical and e-commerce experiences, new research claims, with Gen Z consumers now expecting in-store 'experientialism'.
It’s been a tough year for make-up sales, and lipstick in particular, as lockdowns and mask-wearing have pushed this former must-have item much lower on consumers’ priority lists. But times are changing.
UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s has announced that former John Lewis MD Paula Nickolds is to join the business in June as General Merchandise and Clothing Commercial Director and become a member of its operating board.
E-tail giant Zalando swung to a profit in Q1 and is expecting general merchandise value growth of up to 36% this financial year after a stellar start to 2021 in which GMV grew as much as 55.6% to €3.2 billion.