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Restrictions dented shopper footfall last month after reopening rush

Restrictions dented shopper footfall last month after reopening rush

​As June's football figures are fully analysed, it seems that retail didn't benefit as much as it could have done from gradually rising footfall last month. And central London suffered the most.
Fashion
UK reopening: beauty salons start comeback but some are excluded

UK reopening: beauty salons start comeback but some are excluded

In a further easing of lockdown restrictions, England is allowing beauty salons, nail bars, spas and gyms to reopen starting from Monday, although some key businesses have been left off the list.
Beauty
John lewis, M&S score highly for customer satisfaction, Debenhams drops

John lewis, M&S score highly for customer satisfaction, Debenhams drops

The latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) has seen John Lewis holding on to the top spot it won in January, but a big change elsewhere with Debenhams exiting the top 10.
Fashion
Frasers Group withholds rents until trading returns to normal - report

Frasers Group withholds rents until trading returns to normal - report

Frasers Group has reportedly thrown down the gauntlet to its landlords and said that it won't pay its rent bills until it’s “fully able to freely trade as a business” again. 
Fashion
John Lewis to axe Bullring store and seven more, talks of e-tail acceleration

John Lewis to axe Bullring store and seven more, talks of e-tail acceleration

The John Lewis Partnership has revealed which of its department stores are set to close permanently following a review of its branches and said on Thursday that eight locations won’t reopen.
Fashion
UK's June e-tail rises, sees beauty surge, but fashion misses out

UK's June e-tail rises, sees beauty surge, but fashion misses out

The UK’s online retail sales continued to soar during June, even though non-essential physical shops began to reopen in the middle of the month. 
Fashion
UK footfall edged higher each week in June

UK footfall edged higher each week in June

The latest footfall figures from Ipsos Retail Performance show that shoppers have been approaching the high street with caution as stores reopen.
Fashion
UK neglects retail in latest crisis cash handout

UK neglects retail in latest crisis cash handout

There were no special giveaways for the retail sector in the UK government's latest spending drive on Wednesday, although some measures to boost jobs could help the sector and others could benefit it indirectly.
Fashion
Rich consumers globally question reliance on luxury - Altiant study

Rich consumers globally question reliance on luxury - Altiant study

Global affluent consumers are beginning to question their consumption of luxury goods in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, but the Chinese are still very pro-luxury, even though they're demanding sustainability too.
Luxury
Bazaarvoice buys Curalate to boost growing social commerce trend

Bazaarvoice buys Curalate to boost growing social commerce trend

Bazaarvoice has acquired social commerce solution Curalate to "create a powerful offering to lead the growing visual commerce trend, where consumers increasingly buy based on user-generated visual content”. 
Fashion
Unilever marketing chief calls for social media talks, not boycotts

Unilever marketing chief calls for social media talks, not boycotts

Unilever has joined the group of brands choosing not to advertise on Facebook for a period of time, but its marketing VP Aline Santos said the decision was not directly related to the ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ campaign.
Beauty
Half of Britons wary of indoor shopping centres - survey

Half of Britons wary of indoor shopping centres - survey

With most shopping destinations now open in the UK, a new study shows that around half of Britons are still not sure that they want to go into covered shopping malls at present.
Fashion
Nivea-maker Beiersdorf sales fell 10.7% in first half

Nivea-maker Beiersdorf sales fell 10.7% in first half

Nivea-maker Beiersdorf said on Monday it had seen a 10.7% fall in first-half sales as both its consumer business and adhesives unit were hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. 
Beauty
Flexible delivery, fun and functionality all encourage e-tail checkout - report

Flexible delivery, fun and functionality all encourage e-tail checkout - report

A new study called 'Navigating Needs: the path to profit in eCommerce' shows that delivery, security, customer service, easy-to-navigate websites and experiences are all key to making sure a sale happens.
Fashion
UK consumer confidence 'improves' but stays near historic lows

UK consumer confidence 'improves' but stays near historic lows

UK consumer confidence has risen again although it remains fragile as there are few signs of economic stability. And while intentions to purchase are improving, consumers are still generally very cautious.
Fashion
Fashion sales dropped 20%+ last month, despite online surge - BDO

Fashion sales dropped 20%+ last month, despite online surge - BDO

More figures are emerging to show that UK retail sales have started to recover but remain well down on where they should be at this time. And fashion is still under heavy pressure.
Fashion