Pent-up shopper enthusiasm continues to grow. With the countdown to non-essential retail opening in the UK next month, weekly footfall rose for the seventh time in eight consecutive weeks, according to Springboard.
Fashion search platform Lyst has filed results for the 12 months to March 31 2020 and said the year saw it continuing its rapid expansion with a 26% revenue rise to £23m. This was an acceleration on the previous year.
Wales will become the first country in the UK to ease some lockdown restrictions from Saturday (13 March), although non-essential retailers will have to wait until 12 April to reopen, the same as in England.
Westminster City Council’s plan to spend £150m on Oxford Street’s regeneration has started with “spades in the ground” for some “temporary interventions that will encourage visitors back after lockdown”.
Following its recent Jaeger buy, M&S is diving deeper into selling additional fashion brands with news Thursday that it will add Hobbs, Joules, Phase Eight, White Stuff, Jack & Jones, Sloggi and Sosandar to its offer.
Britain's Marks & Spencer said on Thursday it would launch a wave of guest clothing brands on its website this spring, including Hobbs, White Stuff, Joules and Sloggi, in bid to accelerate online growth.