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Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

Landsec's new strategy is "customer-centric", Nik Porter joins in new role

​Major retail landlord Landsec has unveiled a new, “customer-centric approach” to accelerate its retail strategy. The Bluewater owner has a new retail structure to build "closer relationships with brand partners".
Fashion
Mothercare now seeing its "true potential" after return to profit

Mothercare now seeing its "true potential" after return to profit

​Mothercare has returned to profit after a bruising pandemic trading period and is now “close to unlocking its true potential”, the mother and baby products specialist said Thursday.
Fashion
Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

Christmas comes early as November retail is strong says CBI

​“Christmas came early” for UK retail in November. At least, that’s what some said as the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey on Thursday showed sales were “good for the time of year”.
Fashion
British Land to build own logistics centres, Meadowhall mall set to benefit

British Land to build own logistics centres, Meadowhall mall set to benefit

​One way around the problems of product supply issues is to build your own logistics centres. That’s exactly what British Land is doing, planning to turn empty spaces across the UK into urban distribution sites.
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Retail veteran Stuart Rose confirmed as Asda chair

Retail veteran Stuart Rose confirmed as Asda chair

​Stuart Rose has been appointed chairman of UK supermarket giant Asda as of next month. The UK retail veteran, who stepped down as chair of Ocado earlier this year, will lead the board’s search for a new chief executive.
Lifestyle
Former Intu Manchester property Barton Square is rebranded

Former Intu Manchester property Barton Square is rebranded

It was simply known as Barton Square, but the TraffordCity retail, leisure, and entertainment space in Manchester has been renamed Trafford Palazzo.
Fashion
Landsec in talks to buy controlling stake in Bluewater - report

Landsec in talks to buy controlling stake in Bluewater - report

​Property giant Landsec is reported to be in talks to buy a further 25% in the giant Kent shopping mall Bluewater with the price pitched at a bargain £200 million.
Fashion
Clearpay extends cross-border access to US for UK businesses

Clearpay extends cross-border access to US for UK businesses

​Clearpay is now offering UK retailers access to millions more shoppers. The Australian buy-now-pay-later financier has introduced another cross border trading option for its 6,000+ UK merchant partners.
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Central London, regional cities see fastest footfall rise as season's festivities begin

Central London, regional cities see fastest footfall rise as season's festivities begin

It’s official: the Christmas trading period has begun in Britain. Week-on-week footfall to UK retail destinations rose faster than it had done in previous weeks across the latest seven days (14-21 November), rising 4.1%.
Fashion
John Lewis launches £1 million product sustainability challenge

John Lewis launches £1 million product sustainability challenge

The John Lewis Partnership is looking for environmental “innovators”. In a bid to end the high street’s ‘throwaway culture’, the UK retail giant has launched a £1 million ‘Circular Future Fund’.
Fashion
Virgil Abloh and Mercedes link-up again for electric show car concept

Virgil Abloh and Mercedes link-up again for electric show car concept

​Virgil Abloh’s additional talents as an architect and artist are resurfacing in the designer’s latest collaboration with luxury car marque Mercedes-Benz.
Luxury
M&S shares rise on bid target rumour despite CEO exit speculation

M&S shares rise on bid target rumour despite CEO exit speculation

​Speculation is buzzing around M&S at present with hints that CEO Steve Rowe may step down within the next couple of years and even that the company could be a bid target.
Fashion
Faire raises $400 million in latest funding round

Faire raises $400 million in latest funding round

Online wholesale marketplace Faire announced that it has secured $400 million in a Series G investment round, bringing the company’s total valuation up to $12.4 billion. 
Fashion
Karl’s house unveils Marbella couture real estate project Lagerfeld Villas

Karl’s house unveils Marbella couture real estate project Lagerfeld Villas

Karl Lagerfeld, design great, legendary illustrator, Paris’ greatest conversationalist and photographer, was also a brilliant photographer of architecture. And now he will brand a unique series of couture villas.
Luxury
Very Group sales rise as fashion, sports bounce back, but Littlewoods struggles

Very Group sales rise as fashion, sports bounce back, but Littlewoods struggles

​Very.co.uk and Littlewoods owner Very Group has released its Q1 results with group sales rising 3.9% to £484.1 million in the three months to October 2. 
Fashion
London recovery sees Great Portland Estates return to profit

London recovery sees Great Portland Estates return to profit

It's not yet back to pre-Covid levels of performance, but major central London landlord Great Portland Estates is once again reaping the benefits of a “clear recovery” in the capital, it said Friday.
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