Tag : retail
Retailers take action on propertySubscription
Retailers are seizing the opportunity to take “decisive action” on their property portfolios in 2020, say experts, as restructurings and company voluntary arrangements continue to put downward pressure on rents.
'Worst year on record' for retail Subscription
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit, company voluntary arrangements, shop closures and job losses resulted in the “the worst year on record” for retail in 2019.
Investment firm M&G, which owns shopping centres across the country, has said it will continue the temporary suspension of its £2.5bn M&G Property Portfolio fund “until further notice”.
Record number of retail jobs lost in 2019Subscription
The year of 2019 was one of the worst for UK high streets in the past 25 years, with more than 2,750 jobs within the retail sector being lost each and every week, new research has found.
John Lewis's top trends for 2019Subscription
In its seventh annual Retail Report, John Lewis & Partners has identified the seven biggest fashion trends of 2019, including utility-style jumpsuits, midi dresses and sustainability, as it continues to navigate changing consumer shopping habits.
Four tech innovations pushing retail boundariesVideoSubscription
Israeli innovators gathered at London’s Design Museum in Kensington last week to shed light on the latest retail technologies set to shape fashion businesses.
Latest developments in sustainable store designSubscription
From responsibly sourced materials to in-store recycling schemes, stores offer brands and retailers the opportunity to make their environmental efforts concrete.
Retail vacancy rates hit four-year highSubscription
The retail vacancy rate peaked at 13% in the first half of 2019, new research has shown. This was a 6% increase year on year, and is the highest the rate has been since August 2015.
Retail rents: the race to the bottomSubscription
Retailers are demanding rent cuts in the wake of an avalanche of company voluntary arrangements. But the long-term effect may be to undermine investment in retail property.
Retail sales suffer sharpest decline on recordSubscription
Total retail sales slumped by 2.7% year on year in May, excluding Easter distortions – the steepest decline since records began in 1995.