Tag Archives: high street retail

2021 ends on a high as retailers experience rise in footfall on New Year’s Eve

According to retail experts Springboard, despite a footfall drop of -15% across all UK retail destinations last week versus the week before (the run-up to Christmas), things looked up for high streets on New Year’s Eve with a rise of +5.2% from the week before (Christmas Eve). This is a …

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Small Business Saturday Q&A I Giddy Goat Toys

Small Business Saturday, the grassroots, non-commercial campaign that highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’, is back on 4 December. In the run-up this weekend’s event, the campaign has been running its annual ‘Small Biz 100’ initiative, highlighting 100 small businesses (one every day leading up to …

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FAO Schwarz launches at M&S in time for Christmas

‘Brands at M&S’ is launching FAO Schwarz, the iconic US store famed for unique toys, life-sized plushes and interactive experiences, in 20 M&S stores across the UK and on M&S.com. A bespoke offering of around 50 bestselling products has been selected for M&S customers, including toy racing cars, music mats, craft …

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40% of people plan on Christmas shopping earlier this year to reduce stress

According to a new survey commissioned by Secret Santa name generator DrawNames.co.uk, 40% of people are Christmas shopping earlier than they usually would and 10% even started shopping in October. Nearly one third (29%) cited wanting to reduce stress as the main reason for shopping earlier. Just under a third of …

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