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Laings launches much anticipated flagship store in heart of Glasgow’s Style Mile

14th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Yesterday (Thursday 13th June), luxury family jeweller, Laings, officially opened the doors to its brand new, multi-floor flagship store on Buchanan Street in Glasgow. The iconic B-listed [...]

Digital human, ‘Liv’, set to enhance the customer experience at Liverpool ONE

14th June 2024|Company News, Latest News|

Liverpool ONE, one of Europe’s leading retail and entertainment destinations, has introduced an AI digital assistant to augment the customer experience. Named ‘Liv’, the Digital Human has [...]

Retail and hospitality sectors to see £302.5m boost from England’s first match against Serbia at Euro 2024

14th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

UK retailers are set to cash in on £233.5m as 13.6m consumers tune into England’s first match from home Retailers predicted to make £129.2m on food and [...]

Missoma to open first store outside London in Redical’s Victoria Leeds

13th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Victoria Leeds, which is owned and operated by Redical, has announced Missoma, the responsibly made, contemporary demi-fine jewellery brand, is set to open its second-ever permanent, flagship store this summer. Marking [...]

Sleep.8 Bluewater store offers more choice than ever before as it reopens after expansion and refurbishment

13th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Sleep lifestyle and furniture brand Sleep.8 has announced the reopening of its flagship store in Bluewater Shopping Centre, following a substantial expansion and refurbishment. The brand has [...]

Chicken Cottage unveils plans to reach 100 outlets worldwide by 2027

13th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Chicken Cottage has revealed ambitious global expansion plans to reach 100 stores by 2027. The UK-based QSR business, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, currently has [...]

Summer of sport bonanza inspires homeowners to spend £1,400 to spruce up outdoor spaces

13th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

A third (32 percent) of homeowners are planning to splash the cash in their garden ahead of the upcoming summer of sport Homeowners plan to spend 54 [...]

Smart Charge from Sainsbury’s introduces Nectar points to reward customers for electric vehicle charging

12th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

EV drivers using Sainsbury’s ultra-rapid charging service, Smart Charge, can get rewarded with Nectar points for charging their electric vehicles The bold move makes Smart Charge the first [...]

Amathus opens five stores this season with more coming soon

12th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Amathus, the specialist drinks importer, distributor and retailer, is defying market sentiment by expanding its successful retail estate from nine to 14 stores in the space of [...]

Sainsbury’s reduces plastic waste by almost 700 tonnes through fish and chicken packaging revamp

11th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Sainsbury’s is pioneering the way in plastic reduction as the first retailer to introduce pulp trays for all of its salmon and trout products, which use 70 [...]

Pandora opens refurbished store as 15 brands invest in Liverpool ONE since January

11th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Grosvenor has announced that Pandora has opened a 2,000 sq ft Evoke 2.0 concept store at Liverpool ONE. A refurbishment of its existing unit on South John Street, [...]

Redical’s Victoria Leeds launches first Fashion Week with sellout runway show

11th June 2024|Company News, Latest News|

Victoria Leeds, which is owned and operated by Redical, has launched its first-ever Fashion Week, showcasing its continual commitment in creating an enhanced customer experience and engaging with its affluent [...]

Men’s UEFA EURO 2024 set to inject £2.75bn into retail and hospitality sectors

10th June 2024|Company News, Latest News|

Retailers are set to see a £2.1bn boost as consumers stock up ahead of games Hospitality venues are expected to see £613.7m worth of sales from 14.4m [...]

Shaftesbury Capital flexes appeal with signing of Alo Yoga In Covent Garden’s Seven Dials

10th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Shaftesbury Capital has announced that Alo Yoga, the luxury activewear brand, has selected Covent Garden for a new UK location. The premium lifestyle brand is set to open its [...]

UK consumers helped generated £28m in Fairtrade Premium for producers as Fairtrade

6th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Shoppers continue to support Fairtrade with latest figures revealing that UK retail sales volumes of Fairtrade cocoa sales volumes grew by 6% and tea by 5% in [...]

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses hungry to switch to an EV future despite regulatory ‘potholes’

6th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, Sustainability|

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses are charging ahead to install on-site electric vehicle (EV) charge points to decarbonise their commercial fleets and offer charging facilities to the [...]

Ladurée opens expanded space in Covent Garden’s historic market building

6th June 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Shaftesbury Capital has announced that Ladurée, the luxury French pâtisserie brand, has opened a brand-new space for tea and haute cuisine above its flagship store in Covent [...]

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