South London outlet mall Icon Outlet at The O2 said sales during August reached record levels compared to the pre-pandemic period in 2019. Sales rose by 24%, average transaction value grew 11%, and footfall rose 10%.
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s — owner of the Tu Clothing brand — is aiming to drive sales higher by offering regular shoppers who have a Nectar loyalty card personalised discounts “on Sainsbury’s products and groceries”.
UK retailers can expect a “tale of two Christmases” this year. According to eBay UK, personal finances will play a major part in consumer choices as the lasting effects of the pandemic will divide spending patterns.
August retail sales volumes surprisingly fell, on a month-on-month basis, in Britain the ONS said Friday. Volumes were down by 0.9%, with non-food store sales volumes down 1%, driven by a 3.7% fall at department stores
UK consumers - women and men - are serious about their beauty regimes, Milton Keynes shopping mall centre:mk confirms in a new survey of 2,000 adults. It found that the average spend is almost £400 a year on skincare.
The Hut Group continued to go from strength to strength in the first half of the year with group revenue rising almost 45% to £958.8 million year-on-year, and rising 95% compared to the first six months of 2019 (2YoY).
In an optimistic outlook for the upcoming Christmas trading period, The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) is to recruit more than 7,000 temporary seasonal staff across the country — 2,000 more than last year.