News that John Lewis is planning to open most of its fitting rooms when it reopens it stores next week may have been encouraging, but not all retailers are planning on doing likewise — at least not at first.
Following the recent announcement of its new brand identity and store opening plan, Dutch brand Scotch & Soda has now opened its biggest store globally in the Dutch city of ‘s‑Hertogenbosch, also known as Den Bosch.
Paul Smith has opened a new pop-up boutique Ibiza, as fashion’s only knight continues his global expansion. The new pop-up is located in Ibiza’s iconic old town, beneath the UNESCO World Heritage-listed fortress.
Prices of some Chinese limited edition sneakers soared among collectors and speculators following calls for local consumers to boycott global brands that have said they don't source products or yarn from Xinjiang.
Predictions of poor Easter Weekend retail footfall ahead of the reopening of non-essential retail on 12 April were wide of the mark as activity across all destinations for the latest week increased again, figures show.
As Fenwick prepares to reopen, its CEO has predicted “ a good opening, but a slow recovery as well”. Yet overall, he’s confident it's on the right track and can do well in the changed retail world of the future.
The number of UK jobs and stores lost in pandemic-hit retail continues to rise. Since non-essential stores were first forced to close a year ago, almost 190,000 jobs have gone and 15,153 stores have closed, figures show.
The UK government has confirmed that non-essential stores, beauty and hair salons will be able to open as planned in England on April 12. And John Lewis is the first big name to share its reopening plan.