Boots to cut 4,000 jobs and John Lewis to close eight of its 50 stores amid Covid-19 fallout

The UK retailer, Boots is to cut 4,000 jobs, its parent company Walgreen Boots Alliance has announced, having been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures. The company said it will cut around seven per cent of its UK workforce. According to Walgreens, sales at Boots have plunged during the lockdown. “The adverse... Continue Reading →

Next in line for Victoria’s Secret UK franchise

The future of Victoria's Secret UK store estate is also dependent on landlords agreeing to readjust its lease terms. Next has reportedly been chosen as the “preferred” UK franchise partner for Victoria’s Secret and has agreed an outline deal to takeover the business on this side of the Atlantic. According to Sky News, Next beat off bidding... Continue Reading →

Soletrader to permanently shut 8 UK stores

By Sahar Nazir -July 7, 2020 Soletrader will permanently close eight of its 37 stores in the UK // The retailer will shutter eight shops in the UK Soletrader will reportedly shutter eight stores in the UK after its parent company Twinmar Limited placed it into a creditors’ voluntary liquidation. RG Insolvency directors Avner Radomsky and... Continue Reading →

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