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Strong Cyber Monday means overall online uplift for Black Friday weekend in UK

Strong Cyber Monday means overall online uplift for Black Friday weekend in UK

​Cyber Monday (28 November) saw UK retailers’ online revenues rising 16.3% year-on-year, according to new data, coming on top of a healthy Black Friday weekend.
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Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday initiatives implemented by swath of luxury, apparel brands

Giving Tuesday saw brands engage in and discover unique ways to give back to organizations devoted to helping people and the environment. 
Fashion
Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

Rapid rebound in London West End's economy lifts Shaftesbury’s year

When a company’s results statement opens with an upbeat message, what generally follows is news of a business on the rise. And London-centric property giant Shaftesbury is no exception, judging by its year-end results.
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Matalan commercial chief exits - report

Matalan commercial chief exits - report

Matalan has reportedly made its chief commercial officer redundant with James Brown stepping down from his board-level role with immediate effect.
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Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

Dark days ahead as retailer gloom deepens, says CBI survey

​Black Friday’s better-than-expected sales boost may have grabbed the headlines in recent days, but overall, the retail outlook has “darkened in November”. That's according to the new CBI distributive trades survey.
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Ikea store owner eyes more price cuts as some input costs ease

Ikea store owner eyes more price cuts as some input costs ease

Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA furniture stores, is planning additional price cuts as some input costs ease, its retail manager told Reuters on Monday.
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Via Outlets on track for best year ever

Via Outlets on track for best year ever

​Outlet villages operator VIA Outlets said on Monday that its “strong year-to-date performance puts the owner-operator on track for its best year ever”.
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Unsold stock in UK warehouses leads to major discounts, luxury joins in

Unsold stock in UK warehouses leads to major discounts, luxury joins in

​UK warehouses are full of unsold stock, according to reports, with M&S one of the main sufferers from the problem that’s caused by a mix of cautious shoppers, milder-than-expected weather and faster supply chains.
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Black Friday UK fears unfounded as shopping discounts continue to hit the mark

Black Friday UK fears unfounded as shopping discounts continue to hit the mark

Well, that was a surprise. After dire warnings about how weak Black Friday might be given consumer nervousness over spending and the World Cup distracting their attention, it actually turned out to be quite an event.
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Louis Vuitton tests its first home store in Shanghai

Louis Vuitton tests its first home store in Shanghai

Louis Vuitton announced on Friday the opening of a furniture and interior design store in Shanghai, a first for the French luxury brand.
Luxury
EY UK Future Consumer Index: shoppers cut back spending for Christmas

EY UK Future Consumer Index: shoppers cut back spending for Christmas

​Consumer intentions are always closely watched at this time of year and in 2022 even more so as studies come thick and fast informing us that shoppers will be reining-in their spending.
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Primark to create 800+ UK jobs with new store plans

Primark to create 800+ UK jobs with new store plans

We may be more used to Primark opening new stores in growth markets, such as the US and parts of Europe, rather than the British market, but on Friday it made clear it hasn't run out of steam on its ambitions for the UK.
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Caviar Kaspia launches into fashion, reveals new skis and debuts in Saint Moritz

Caviar Kaspia launches into fashion, reveals new skis and debuts in Saint Moritz

The latest fashionable restaurant to reinvent itself as a fashionable fashion destination is Caviar Kaspia, which has just launched a signature cashmere knitwear collection, and debuted couture-worthy alpine skis.
Luxury
Oxford Street footfall dropped more than UK average last month - report

Oxford Street footfall dropped more than UK average last month - report

​London’s Oxford Street is having a tough time since the pandemic ended. The UK capital’s major retail thoroughfare saw footfall dip by 37% month-on-month in October, hit harder than the overall decline across the UK.
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Many Britons shop cross-border to find goods cheaper outside of the UK - Global-e report

Many Britons shop cross-border to find goods cheaper outside of the UK - Global-e report

Black Friday could be bleak for UK retailers. How so? Some 48% of Britons says they are shopping online from international retailers for the event, finding better deals from in China and the US, new data shows.
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New Bond Street rents no longer Europe's highest as Milan tops the list

New Bond Street rents no longer Europe's highest as Milan tops the list

​New Bond Street in the heart of London's West End has lost its crown as the most expensive shopping street in Europe as far as rents are concerned. That title goes to Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone, new figures show.
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