Grosvenor Group has appointed Melanie Gee, initially as a non-executive director, with a view to her becoming chair of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) board. She is set to succeed Jonathon Bond from September.
UK contemporary brand Wax London launches a limited edition collab with mosaic artist Soller on Thursday. It marks its first move into lifestyle and homewares and also sees the menswear brand offering a unisex line-up.
Online sales in the UK fell 9.1% year-on-year last month, although this was against a 61% increase in May 2020. And even with the fall, spend remain strong with sales volumes rising 46% compared to May 2019.
UK high streets basked in the warmth of consumer popularity last week, latest figures from Springboard show. Indeed good weather, a bank holiday and school breaks saw footfall across all retail destinations rise 11.6%.
A gruelling year for physical retail comes into stark focus with news that up to 70 of 700 UK shopping centres could be set for demolition. Even more ageing centres are in line for redevelopment, a report shows.
Here’s one piece of positive tech for retail. Grosvenor Europe and technology firm MeltSpot have developed a digital tool to track the behaviour of visitors in shopping centres to identify areas of congestion.
News to cheer UK fashion omnichannel retail. The sector saw a near-record performance in May — the first full post-lockdown month — with sustained online sales bolstering overall growth, BDO’s latest data showed.
The New York-based non-profit has announced that entries are now open for the third annual Design Excellence Awards, a competition that seeks to recognize outstanding products in the fashion accessories sector.