Retail

Pokémon takes over Harrods toy floor with 25th anniversary pop-up

The Pokémon Company International is taking over Harrods’ toy floor for a month-long activity built to celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary this year. From July 27th, Pokémon fans will find themselves immersed in a distinctive branded area in the iconic London department store, featuring digital screens and displays themed with …

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Spring and Autumn Fair name the Retail Trust as official Charity Partner

Hyve Group has named the Retail Trust as its official charity partner for Spring and Autumn Fair for the next two years, as well as its wellbeing partner across all of its retail shows in the UK, including Glee, Pure, and Scoop, to provide support, awareness, and fundraising for the …

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Geek Retreat on track to open 60 stores by 2021 end as it moves into Dumfries

The geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, is continuing on its ambitious plans for the UK with the successful launch of its new store in Dumfries, bringing its total numbers of shops around the country to 28. Situated on Church Crescent and providing five local jobs, the new Geek Retreat store …

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Freedom Day tipped to spark a nearly 20 per cent increase in high street footfall this week

Retail footfall is predicted to rise by 19.7 per cent this week, as shoppers take to high streets and towns now free of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions with face coverings and social distancing no longer mandatory in England. In the latest from the retail analysts, Springboard, footfall is tipped to …

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LEGO launches its first experiential pop-up tour of the UK

The LEGO Group is hitting the road with the launch of its first experiential pop-up tour of the UK this summer, hitting major cities including Southampton, Liverpool, Edinburgh, and Bristol. Called the LEGO Pop & Play Tour, the out of store experiential activation with set up ‘shop’ within major shopping …

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Amazon faces lawsuit to remove thousands of potentially deadly products

A lawsuit filed against Amazon by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has been billed as a ‘huge step forward’ in the fight to force the online giant to accept responsibility for the removal of dangerous items being sold online. An administrative complaint has been brought against Amazon by the …

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John Lewis reveals plans to cut 1,000 jobs amid cost saving and management restructure

The John Lewis Partnership is planning to cut 1,000 jobs across its John Lewis and Waitrose stores in a move to simplify its management structures and cut costs. The business’s owners have said they will aim to find new jobs for those losing their store management roles and would aim …

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UK retail sees best quarter on record as sales surge 13.1 per cent

Retail sales have seen a record increase over the past three months, amounting to the ‘best quarter on record’ with shoppers returning to stores in force since the easing of lockdown restrictions back in April. According to the latest BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor, total sales in June increased 13.1 per …

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OnBuy secures £35m in series A funding to fuel global expansion and hit unicorn status

The UK online marketplace, OnBuy has secured a series A+ funding of £35 million through VC and strategic technology investors, putting the firm well on the way to achieving unicorn status. OnBuy launched to the scene in 2016 with the mission of disrupting the eCommerce space and take on industry …

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Mamas & Papas eyes global growth amid ‘surge in international demand’ for British heritage brands

The British nursery and children’s wear retailer, Mamas & Papas is eyeing international growth, having signed a slate of new overseas partnerships across central and eastern Europe. The move, according to the firm, arrives amid a surge in international demand for British heritage brands like the Yorkshire-based Mamas & Papas, …

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