Footfall across UK retail destinations dipped 4.2% week-on-week in the seven-day 5-11 September period, with shopping centres and retail parks bearing the brunt of the decline, latest Springboard figures show.
City centre retail has suffered from the pandemic as tourists haven’t returned in large numbers and office workers stay home. But there’s hope, with signs of office workers returning to semi-normal working patterns.
Italy’s biggest make-up supplier Intercos has dusted off plans to list on the Milan stock exchange and is looking to launch its initial public offering in October or November, three sources said on Thursday.
Retail destination centre:mk Milton Keynes is to add its fourth new beauty-related brand to its retail roster this year. Rituals Cosmetics is to open a new store this year, marking its debut in the region.
The pandemic's lockdowns confirmed two things: UK women upped their self-care game and they bought more beauty products digitally. Online health & beauty-related sales in the first half of this year jumped 223%.
Concerns over EU customs and border delays have led to a dramatic slump in UK online shoppers buying from international websites, a new survey says. Just under a third (31%) of UK consumers shopped overseas in 2021.