Tag Archives: Omicron

Festive boost for UK retail dampened by Omicron

Footfall in December was clearly impacted by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and the introduction of Plan B guidance by the government from the third week of the month, retail expert Springboard reports. This meant that the natural boost in shopper activity which typically occurs in the run-up to …

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Disappointing retail footfall as Covid nervousness grows

According to retail experts Springboard, although footfall across UK retail destinations rose by +5.5% last week from the week before, it ended with a disappointing performance, felt especially by large city centres, with footfall over the weekend declining by -8.5% in Central London and by -6.4% in cities outside of …

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Spielwarenmesse: latest update

Organisers of the Nuremberg Toy Fair, Spielwarenmesse eG, are continuing their preparations for a live, in-person event following decisions recently taken by the Bavarian government, which have reaffirmed that Spielwarenmesse can go ahead safely at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre from 2 to 6 February 202 A survey conducted by Spielwarenmesse eG last …

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Toy Fair 2022 issues update amid Omicron uncertainty

In light of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the BTHA has issued a statement regarding Toy Fair 2022: “We are all looking forward to Toy Fair and are working hard to deliver a great Toy Fair 2022 at Olympia London. “We are continuing to follow the latest government …

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