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New report sets out 10-point plan to curb career criminals and prolific offenders as Co-op reveals record levels of theft and violence

9th February 2024|Company News, Latest News|

Co-op reports record levels of crime in 2023 with more than 1/3 Million incidents (44 percent YOY increase) as many communities continue to be blighted by persistent retail crime  [...]

Oi, purpose-driven NI retailer, OutsideIn opens first outlet store at The Boulevard

9th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Purpose-driven fashion retailer, OutsideIn (Oi) opens its first ever outlet store at Northern Ireland’s only premier designer outlet, The Boulevard, Banbridge on Saturday 10 February 2024. Established [...]

EE opens new Gateshead Experience store in the Metrocentre with former Newcastle United legend Shay Given

9th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

EE is launching its first Experience store of 2024 at the Metrocentre in Gateshead   It comes as EE reveals plans to level up the consumer shopping experience [...]

Tommy Hilfiger to double the size of its Trafford Centre store

8th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Retail and leisure destination, Trafford Centre, has announced the forthcoming upsize for Tommy Hilfiger, with a new-look 5,500 sq ft store on Upper Peel Avenue launching in Spring 2024. [...]

British sportswear brand Castore opens a brand-new concept store on Grafton Street, Dublin

8th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

British precision sportswear brand, Castore is set to grow a portfolio of bespoke, upscale flagship stores with the first of its kind debuting on Grafton Street, Dublin. The store, [...]

Lendlease welcomes trio of independent operators to Elephant Park

7th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Lendlease has announced a flurry of new independent signings and openings at its thriving Zone 1 London neighbourhood, Elephant Park. Asian Street Food restaurant and bar NOKO [...]

Nominations are open for the 2024 Black British Business Awards

7th February 2024|Awards, Company News, Latest News|

The search has begun for Britain’s top Black ‘Rising Stars’ and ‘Senior Leaders’ The theme for this year’s Black British Business Awards is #NEXT, ushering in a new [...]

How the retail industry can combat and overcome staff burnout in 2024

7th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, Opinion|

By Sandra Moran, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer at  WorkForce Software The promise of the holidays keeps workers going in December, they celebrate with Christmas and [...]

Liverpool ONE welcomes city debuts for The Real Greek and The Botanist

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

Grosvenor has announced two new restaurant openings at Liverpool ONE, welcoming authentic Greek concept, The Real Greek, and artisan cocktail bar and restaurant, The Botanist. The openings [...]

Consumer card spending grew just 3.1 percent in January as Brits opted for nights in and home-cooked meals

6th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, Trends|

Supermarkets saw higher growth than in December, as consumers returned to their regular routines post-Christmas Demand for digital content and takeaways remained strong as consumers saved money [...]

The Lexicon, Bracknell set to welcome more big names after reporting bumper 2023

5th February 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Driven by the centre’s carefully crafted, and contemporary, mix of retailers, restaurants and cafes, The Lexicon has seen a record 19.7 percent  year-on-year rise in footfall, compared [...]

M&S pioneers new mental health training to help colleagues support young people

5th February 2024|Company News, Latest News|

‘Trusted Adult’ training will be available to all colleagues from today. With five children in every classroom having a diagnosable mental health condition1, YoungMinds says starting a [...]

Superdrug pledge to enrol 500 new Apprentices in 2024 and continue to support young people with their Life Skills Programme

5th February 2024|Company News, Latest News|

The Health and Beauty retailer pledges to enrol 500 Apprentices to their programmes in 2024 to help drive social mobility  The brand continues to upskill apprentices with [...]

Independent lifestyle brand, Fig & Fox, opens permanent Festival Place location following successful pop-up

2nd February 2024|Company News, Latest News, New Stores|

Sovereign Centros has announced that local homeware and gifts retailer, Fig & Fox, has opened at Festival Place, one of the UK’s top 25 retail and leisure [...]

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