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Retail "most resilient real estate asset class" in 2022 - Savills report

Retail "most resilient real estate asset class" in 2022 - Savills report

​Retail may have had it tough in recent years, with lots of negative headlines. But a new report says it's turning out to be the most resilient real estate asset class this year, enjoying major investment.
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Klarna 2022 trends report identifies nostalgia as driving force in fashion

Klarna 2022 trends report identifies nostalgia as driving force in fashion

​BNPL specialist Klarna has released its first trends report and said that 2022 has been all about “nostalgia… as consumers turn to products reflective of more carefree times”.
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Department and fashion stores suffer most from pandemic's high street impact - report

Department and fashion stores suffer most from pandemic's high street impact - report

Just how major the changes have been on Britain's high streets after two years of lockdowns and trading restrictions can be seen in a new report, with department stores and fashion retail hit the hardest.
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Battersea Power Station makes senior promotions, launches Christmas makeover

Battersea Power Station makes senior promotions, launches Christmas makeover

​Battersea Power Station has named Sam Cotton Head of Asset Management and Kate Boothman Meier Head of Communications and Marketing following its reopening as a major London mall in October.
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Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

Consumer concerns dent November fashion spend, despite the need for cold-weather clothes

​UK consumer spending rose last month, but it didn’t manage to keep up with inflation so represented a drop in real terms, two key monthly surveys showed on Tuesday.
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Inditex launches detergent designed to reduce microfibre release

Inditex launches detergent designed to reduce microfibre release

The Inditex-owned homeware and decor brand, Zara Home, has launched a detergent that reduces microfibre release by up to 80%. The formula was developed together with BASF. 
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Few Chinese keen to travel abroad soon, even if  Covid curbs ease

Few Chinese keen to travel abroad soon, even if Covid curbs ease

More than half of Chinese say they will put off travel abroad, for periods from several months to more than a year, even if borders re-opened tomorrow, a sign that consumer recovery from Covid-19 measures will take time.
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Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby launches online 360° experience for Christmas

Carnaby is a major year-round draw for London visitors and shoppers, but it takes on an added significance during its renowned Christmas installations. And this year's lights celebrate moments from the past 25 years.
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UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

UK retail lifted by stronger weekly footfall numbers

​At last, some much-needed good news for UK retailers. Footfall rose 5.4% week-on-week across all UK retail destinations in the seven days to 3 December, said Springboard. Increases were seen across all key destinations.
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Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

Amazon, M&S, Adidas top new survey-based retail performance index

​Amazon, M&S and Adidas have emerged strongly from the newly-launched Retail Performance Index compiled by agency VCCP. It’s based on a survey of 3,000 consumers and looks at strength in “the buying moment”.
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Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

Gen Z is fastest growing group of tax-free shoppers - Planet report

​Tax-free shopping among Gen Z consumers is growing faster than for any other age group, new research from software and payments specialist Planet shows.
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Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

Covent Garden's The Yards launches unique festive activation

It’s a UK retail first for The Yards. The newest shopping location in London’s Covent Garden has chosen pioneering geo-located technology for its ‘12 Drops of Christmas’ festive campaign.
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Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Pepco hits milestone with 3,000th store

Quite a milestone for Pepco Group. No wonder it calls itself “the fast-growing" pan-European variety discount retailer having just opened its 3,000th Pepco store, in Berlin, with more in the pipeline.
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John Lewis Partnership branches out from retail in £0.5bn deal to build homes

John Lewis Partnership branches out from retail in £0.5bn deal to build homes

When pure retail just isn’t enough. John Lewis Partnership is branching out into the UK’s growing ‘built-to-rent’ property market, converting parts of its Waitrose supermarket spaces into residential apartments.
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Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone names Viva Magenta as colour of the year 2023

Pantone has introduced Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta as the colour of the Year. A nuanced crimson red tone with a balance between warm and cool, it's a hybrid colour.
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Huge amount of Oxford Street retail space to become offices - report

Huge amount of Oxford Street retail space to become offices - report

Oxford Street’s status as one of London’s (and Britain’s and Europe’s) key shopping attractions could be at risk. The profile of its tenants is changing with 1 million sq ft of former retail space to be lost to offices.
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