The bounce in UK consumer confidence continues. The easing of Covid-19 restrictions was the obvious plus behind a six-point rise for May ( to -9), returning to the level last seen before the pandemic hit.
The trading environment may have been volatile but luxury giant Richemont still managed to see net profit rising almost 40% in the financial year to the end of March, beating forecasts by a wide margin.
Fashion e-tailer N Brown has delivered full-year results for the period to the end of February and it's no surprise that they were weaker than the previous financial year. But the company seemed upbeat for the future.
Models and freelancers in the creative industries can breath a sigh of relief. A new ‘stop-the-clock’ mechanism on the T5 (Temporary Worker) Creative visa has been introduced to ease related Immigration Rules.
Mind the gap. Women in managerial and directorial roles in the UK retail sector are paid 21.1% less than their male counterparts, according to a new study. And among all employees, the gender pay gap stands at 15.5%.
According to a report from NPD, luggage and swimwear sales have shown strong signs of recovery over the last two months, following a dismal year for travel fashion and accessories due to Covid-19-related restrictions.
“Un café, s’il vous plaît!” Coffee time is about to return to Paris, notably at Emporio Armani Caffè, which will reopen for business on May 19, when France finally authorizes the use of restaurant and café terraces.
M&S has unveiled a major realignment of its senior leadership team with CEO Steve Rowe making the changes after saying the firm has finished the ‘Fixing the Basics’ part of its strategy and is ready for the next step.
Landsec is “poised for recovery” after the toughest of trading years, the UK landlord said in its annual results statement on Tuesday. And that recovery won’t include its retail park portfolio, which is to be sold.
Great to be back. Shoppers in Northern Ireland showed just how much the end of the lockdown meant over the May Bank Holiday weekend with over 136,000 visiting the Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon.