Great to be back. Shoppers in Northern Ireland showed just how much the end of the lockdown meant over the May Bank Holiday weekend with over 136,000 visiting the Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon.
Bestseller has taken advantage of Denmark’s Covid restrictions to upgrade its Selected stores and said the “stores in Denmark have awoken from hibernation with a new digital tool to optimise their in-store experience”.
The large number of empty stores in the UK means more initiatives are being launched to make the most of these spaces with news of two drives to plug the gaps. The latest are from Pop-Up Club and Fassion.
London landlord Shaftesbury has linked with tenant MAC to launch a one-off installation at the MAC global flagship store on Carnaby Street. It celebrates the forthcoming Disney Cruella Collection by the prestige brand.
Ibiza boutique Revolver has launched an own-brand collection for the first time with founders Catherine and Jean-Paul Sanchez working with British design director Cat van Baal on the trans-seasonal re:001 line.
Swedish fashion retailer H&M said on Monday it was gradually beginning to place new orders again with its suppliers in Myanmar after a temporary pause following the military coup in the country in February.
With digital screens now ubiquitous, the eyewear producer has launched the ‘Blue & Beyond’ project, equipping some of its labels’ models with anti-blue light, photochromic UV protection lenses, a luxury industry first.
Footfall in UK retail destinations rose a modest 0.5% last week, despite continuing poor weather. And that albeit mildly positive number was driven by a stronger showing across high streets, particularly in London.
There’s a heap of consumer cash waiting to be spent -- £40 billion to be precise. That’s the amount of lockdown savings Britons are only too willing to splurge in the post-Covid economic recovery, research has found.