There are big plans — both near term and long term — on the horizon for Newcastle’s Fenwick department store. Headline news is that the flagship is to receive a £40 million multi-year investment makeover.
Selfridges has become the latest retailer to commit to making the shopping experience for autistic consumers more enjoyable with the launch of a ‘quiet' shopping hour in all of its branches to run every Wednesday.
As concerns around the emissions from the large number of small and large delivery vehicles continue to grow, Amazon has launched five all-electric heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) for the first time in the UK.
Pittards is back in the black. The recovering leathergoods specialist cited two major positives for the year-end results to 31 December 2021: a return to full-year profitability and an improved order book for 2022.
Two new own-label womenswear brands are taking centre stage in Matalan’s just-launched ‘More to Love at Matalan’ spring ad campaign. The UK value fashion and homewares retailer has introduced ‘Et Vous’ and ‘Be Beau’.
The Spring Statement on Wednesday proved a mixed bag for many. Chancellor Rishi Sunak cut fuel duty, lifted the level at which people start paying national insurance and promised a 1p cut in income tax within two years.
UK inflation is continuing to head upwards and the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday showed the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) up by 6.2% in the 12 months to February 2022.