Tag Archives: retail sector

Online shopping I How retail delivery can help Britain meet its net zero target

Hassle-free and convenient, online deliveries have surged over the last 18 months or so, incentivised by lockdowns and unsettling times. However, there is growing awareness over the damage this is doing to our environment, and with the UK having committed to a legally binding net-zero target that needs to be …

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Toys”R”Us to open US flagship store with two-storey slide and ice-cream parlour

WHP Global, the parent company of Toys”R”Us, is to open a new two-storey flagship store inside New Jersey retail centre American Dream. The store, set to open in mid December, will be the first US Toys”R”Us flagship store and will feature a modern two-level retail concept that spans 20,000 square feet. …

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Black Friday footfall up, but high street loses out to shopping centres

According to retail experts Springboard, footfall across UK retail destinations rose by +2% last week from the week before. However, this was driven by shopping centres, which increased by +6.5%, and retail parks, which increased by +4.9%, while footfall in high streets declined by -1.5%. The latest insight from Springboard …

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Retail footfall rises as Christmas lights are switched on

As consumers start their Christmas preparations, retail analyst Springboard has released new data on footfall on the UK’s high streets. In UK retail destinations, footfall rose by +1.5% last week from the week before. However, performance varied between retail parks, where footfall declined by -1.1%, and high streets and shopping centres where …

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The CBI and 41 UK trade associations call for business rate reform

Ahead of COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in November, employers representing around 261,000 UK businesses and nine million employees say business rate reform is essential for green investment. The CBI and 41 trade associations spanning the UK economy have issued a joint statement outlining how action by the Chancellor …

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