In pictures: Deichmann’s new UK warehouse

Footwear retailer Deichmann has opened its new 165,000 sq ft warehouse in Corby, Northamptonshire. The £3m Deichmann warehouse will create 50 new jobs in the area and supports Deichmann’s ongoing growth, further improving service levels across the business, it said. Corby was chosen as the site for the brand’s new UK distribution facility as a... Continue Reading →

Meta to open first physical retail shop for virtual reality products

Social media brand Meta, formerly the Facebook Company, is opening its first permanent Meta Store for customers to purchase its virtual reality products as a "gateway to the metaverse". The 1,550-square-foot shop will open on 9 May in Burlingame, California, near the company's Reality Labs campus – a research and development hub for virtual reality products. Meta Store is the social... Continue Reading →

Meta is opening its first retail store next month

Meta is launching its first hardware retail store on its campus in Burlingame, California. The store, which opens May 9th, will let visitors try out and buy Meta’s Portal videophones and Quest virtual reality headsets. They’ll also be able to demo the Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses that debuted last year and get help ordering them online. Meta’s store... Continue Reading →

Banana Republic to close UK website

Banana Republic has announced it is closing its UK website on the 31 May. Banana Republic had nine stores across the UK, but made the decision to close them all in 2016 due to falling sales. While its high street presence ended, Banana Republic continued to be available online via its own website in the UK.... Continue Reading →

Retailers that have gone online-only

Going online-only is a big risk retailers have been willing to take after the Covid-19 pandemic presented a set of challenges. While some retailers decided to accelerate their online offerings via click-and-collect and rapid home deliveries, others saw their business collapse. TM Lewin recently secured a rescue deal and will be relaunching as an online brandbut... Continue Reading →

Walgreens set to lose billions on Boots sale

Boots trades from more than 2000 stores and employs over 50,000 people // Walgreens risks shedding billions after the one-time favourite to purchase Boots valued the retailer at a steep low cost The American owner of Boots could risk losing billions after the chemist and health and beauty retailer was valued at a steep discount. Walgreens has... Continue Reading →

Next opens first department store

Next opened its first department store in Watford this week // Next opens new department store in Watford that brings together its fashion, home and beauty offer for the first time // The store spreads across three floors and is more than 94,000 sq ft Next has opened a new department store which combines the brand’s home,... Continue Reading →

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