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Intu plans gradual reopening of shopping centres

Intu plans gradual reopening of shopping centres

Intu has outlined the safety measures it plans to implement across its 14 shopping centres to support the gradual reopening of non-essential retail stores.
Fashion
Retail footfall surges over holiday weekend, suggests pent-up demand

Retail footfall surges over holiday weekend, suggests pent-up demand

There are big questions around how keen consumers will be to return to physical shops once non-essential UK stores reopen in the middle of June, but the indications so far are that there's plenty of pent-up demand.
Fashion
Marie-Antoinette's travel bag goes for royal ransom

Marie-Antoinette's travel bag goes for royal ransom

A travel bag belonging to the ill-fated French queen Marie-Antoinette sold for more than five times its estimate in an auction of royal memorabilia near her one-time home at the Palace of Versailles.
Luxury
Target to close up to 75 stores in Australia, convert more to Kmart

Target to close up to 75 stores in Australia, convert more to Kmart

Australian discount department store retailer Target could see up to 75 of its stores being closed and many others converted to another of its owner’s banners. Over 1,000 jobs will be affected, owner Wesfarmers said.
Fashion
'Silver Surfers' web shopping growth surges due to lockdown - report

'Silver Surfers' web shopping growth surges due to lockdown - report

With retail going through a major transformation due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says that one key difference we’ll see going forward is the larger number of older people shopping online.
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John Lewis plans phased reopenings, will take it slow

John Lewis plans phased reopenings, will take it slow

Department store chain John Lewis’s blueprint for reopening its shops is still a work in progress even though the potential opening date is looming early next month. And it says reopening will also be a learning curve.
Fashion
M&S to hibernate £200m "stock bulge", lockdown sales drop but reshaping plan on track

M&S to hibernate £200m "stock bulge", lockdown sales drop but reshaping plan on track

M&S has plans to hibernate some of its SS20 stock as it reveals a big sales hit due to the pandemic. But the firm is upbeat and says Clothing & Home is progressing, even though fashion retail will change post-crisis.
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UK consumer confidence stays low, consumer spending to suffer - report

UK consumer confidence stays low, consumer spending to suffer - report

UK consumers are feeling battered and lack confidence as their incomes drop at a faster pace than ever due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Lockdown easing leads to just a small footfall increase says Springboard

Lockdown easing leads to just a small footfall increase says Springboard

Springboard’s latest report on Monday said that in the first week of eased lockdown restrictions, UK footfall increased by just 3.3% from the week before across all retail destinations. 
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Armani reopens global store network, with new security measures and special appointments

Armani reopens global store network, with new security measures and special appointments

Giorgio Armani has reopened around one hundred boutiques in his global retail network on Monday, May 18, with added security measures, a new system of booking appointments; also, he will open Armani Silos this week.
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Italy to reopen shops as lockdown eases further

Italy to reopen shops as lockdown eases further

Shops, restaurants and hair salons prepared to reopen in Italy on Monday as the government further eased one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns. 
Lifestyle
M&S new fashion chief to start earlier than expected in July

M&S new fashion chief to start earlier than expected in July

M&S has surprised the fashion retail sector by saying that its new managing director of the under-pressure Clothing & Home unit will start earlier than expected. Richard Price will join the retail giant on July 6. 
Fashion
Marimekko has tough Q1 as Covid-19 and calendar shifts affect key markets

Marimekko has tough Q1 as Covid-19 and calendar shifts affect key markets

Marimekko was hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Q1, but its investment in its digital operations paid off during March and the firm's stores have started to reopen.
Fashion
Tourism decline is major risk for Burberry say analysts

Tourism decline is major risk for Burberry say analysts

Burberry – and other major luxury names – are likely to see a very slow recovery due to the global decline in tourism caused by the coronavirus pandemic, analysts at UBS have said.
Luxury
Finalists announced for Redress Design Awards 2020

Finalists announced for Redress Design Awards 2020

Ten zero-waste and upcycling experts from nine regions will vye for the menswear and womenswear awards in the Grand Final taking place in September 2020 in Hong Kong.
Fashion
UK spending plunged in April say BRC and Barclaycard

UK spending plunged in April say BRC and Barclaycard

Two UK consumer spending reports on Wednesday showed just how big a hit British retail — and other spending categories — have taken in recent weeks.
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