Fashion, art, retail and technology are drawn together in a first-of-its-kind, multi-layered cultural collab featuring the work of artist Victor Vasarely and fashion house Paco Rabanne at Selfridges’ London store.
Year-on-year comparisons across the pandemic landscape can make interesting reading. That’s why UK online retail in 2021 recorded its worst-ever year for growth, but still managed a “rather good” performance.
Big appointment for Landsec. The UK commercial property giant has hired Remco Simon to the newly-created role of managing director – Strategy and Capital Markets. Effective immediately, the will report to CEO Mark Allan.
Wilko is to close 15 stores in 2022, it announced on Tuesday. The value-focused general merchandise retailer that also sells beauty products has reviewed its store estate as a result of a number of leases ending.
Consumer spending on essential items grew in December by as much as 13.7% on a two-year basis, but clothing saw slower growth and department stores also lagged compared to supermarkets and discounters.
It will probably go down as one of the capital's most derided attractions. London’s Marble Arch Mound, the £6 million, 72 ft-high hill folly that claimed the job of Westminster council’s deputy leader, closed on Sunday.
City centre retail destinations may not have actually been deserted in the latest week, but with advice to work from home still in force, footfall to those locations was down by a big percentage in the seven days.
London continued to be the shopping capital of Europe in 2021, according to a new report by BNP Paribas Real Estate, with Oxford Street, Regent Street and Covent Garden all scoring highly in terms of visitor numbers.