Luxury Oslo department store Steen & Strøm has reopened after a €29.5m upgrade. The historic store has a new entrance on Norway’s busiest shopping street, a state-of-the-art beauty hall and upgraded architecture.
The bounce in UK consumer confidence continues. The easing of Covid-19 restrictions was the obvious plus behind a six-point rise for May ( to -9), returning to the level last seen before the pandemic hit.
What a bounce-back! UK retail sales volumes grew sharply last month as non-essential stores in England and Wales reopened mid-month and Scotland joined them in the closing days of April. Clothing had a very good time.
Canadian performance outerwear and equipment retailer Arc’teryx introduced on Wednesday a new circularity program dubbed ReBird, alongside its first-ever upcycled products made from post-consumer materials.
Mind the gap. Women in managerial and directorial roles in the UK retail sector are paid 21.1% less than their male counterparts, according to a new study. And among all employees, the gender pay gap stands at 15.5%.
The devastation that has been seen in the UK retail industry over the past 14 months has been made clear by a new study that shows small retail businesses accessed government loans more than businesses in other sectors.
Baby and kid-focused retailer Mamas & Papas is to extend its concessions business in Next stores following strong footfall and sales at its new concessions since the UK reopened non-essential stores last month.