HoF's new owner Sports Direct is continuing to blame “greedy landlords” after it said three of the chain’s 59 department stores will definitely close. They include Hull and Swindon, plus Frasers in Edinburgh.
Shopping malls giant Hammerson has announced that US beauty retailer Morphe is to open its first store outside of London and only its second in the UK with a debut at the Bullring Estate in Birmingham.
Nestle put its skin health unit up for sale on Thursday, as the maker of Nescafe and Perrier water ditches underperforming businesses and fends off criticism from an activist investor demanding an overhaul.
There was mixed news coming out of UK e-tail in August as the country returned almost to normal after the three-month heatwave and the gardening sector finally took a backseat to sectors such as beauty and menswear.
Harvey Nichols had a good year in the 12 months to March as its investments in its physical spaces began to pay off. Further investment and digital innovation could drive the current year higher even in a tough market.