Beauty demand buoys Boots after US owner halts sale plan

Boots’ like-for-like retail sales increased by 24% for the period, driven by its beauty business. Henry Saker-Clark7 hours ago Boots has revealed a surge in sales over the past quarter as shoppers flooded back to UK high streets amid strong demand for its beauty products. It comes just days after US owner Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)... Continue Reading →

New ‘high street revival’ plans revealed to rescue UK retail

// New plans to transform over 200 retail units revealed as part of a “high street revival” scheme // The report is considering the introduction of a High Street Buyout Fund to help communities buy empty high street properties New plans to transform over 200 UK retail properties have been revealed as part of a “high street... Continue Reading →

Amazon’s new retail CEO makes clear his top priority in first email to employees. Read the full memo here.

Amazon's retail CEO Doug Herrington Amazon's new retail CEO Doug Herrington wrote his first email to employees on Tuesday outlining his plans as head of worldwide stores.Herrington emphasized working more closely with Amazon's operations unit as a top priority.He replaces Dave Clark, who abruptly resigned last month. Amazon promoted longtime executive Doug Herrington to CEO of Worldwide... Continue Reading →

UK Abercrombie & Fitch stores get same-day delivery option

As consumer expectations of delivery times get more and more demanding, Abercrombie & Fitch has expanded its same-day delivery option to most of its UK stores.Photo: Sandra Halliday  That means 30+ branches that are able to fulfil orders from the Abercrombie & Fitch (including Abercrombie Kids), Hollister, Social Tourist and Gilly Hicks webstores.The American company is working with logistics firms... Continue Reading →

S.African retailer Mr Price annual earnings jump on rebound from COVID lows

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -South African retailer Mr Price Group Ltd posted a 20.1% jump in full-year earnings on Thursday, as consumers coming out of the COVID-19 lockdowns revamped their wardrobes and homes, with acquisitions adding a boost. The largely budget clothing and homeware retailer has benefited from its lower-price model, which continues to attract financially constrained... Continue Reading →

Dubai’s Retail Giant Majid Al Futtaim Accepts Crypto at 29 Shopping Malls and 13 Hotels in Partnership With Binance

Leading shopping mall operator Majid Al Futtaim has partnered with Binance to accept cryptocurrencies at its malls and other properties. “Majid Al Futtaim is one of the most prestigious businesses in the Middle East and has millions of customers every year,” said the CEO of Binance. Majid Al Futtaim, a leading operator of shopping malls,... Continue Reading →

Funding boost for UK’s franchising sector

HSBC launch their latest significant financial support for the country’s SMEs. HSBC’s ongoing support for the UK franchising industry has been further boosted by the news that the global banking giant has made available an extra £500m of funding for businesses across the country. Since launching their UK SME Fund in 2014, HSBC has loaned... Continue Reading →

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group buys Missguided for £20m

Frasers Group has bought Missguided // Frasers Group has bought Missguided out of administration for £20m // The Sports Direct-owner will operate Missguided as a separate business Frasers Group has bought Missguided out of administration for £20million, beating off competition from Boohoo. The retail group has also bought Missguided owned menswear site Mennace. It plans to operate... Continue Reading →

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