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Bargain-focused Britons unsure if the high street is worth saving

Bargain-focused Britons unsure if the high street is worth saving

​Here’s some news the UK high street might not want to hear. Some 21% of Britons think physical retail isn’t worth saving, preferring to do most or all of their shopping online, a new study from Savoo claims.
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UK e-shoppers browsing but not buying, yet fashion is buoyant - report

UK e-shoppers browsing but not buying, yet fashion is buoyant - report

​UK shoppers are browsing online but not buying, the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index showed on Thursday. But at least they still seem to be focused on fashion with the category staying strong
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Gen X drive biggest shift in sustainable shopping - report

Gen X drive biggest shift in sustainable shopping - report

As over a third of Britons change their buying behaviour, it’s not Gen Z who are driving the biggest shift in shopping sustainably, but older shopping groups.
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Christmas stock worries mount as port turns away ships

Christmas stock worries mount as port turns away ships

The UK government is attempting to allay fears of Christmas product shortages after container ships were being turned away at a key UK port due to over-capacity.
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Grosvenor fast-tracks climate strategy

Grosvenor fast-tracks climate strategy

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) wants to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral property company. The commercial property giant is fast-tracking its climate strategy to be completed five years earlier than planned.
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ALB buys Nottingham properties, aims for Carnaby Street-style development

ALB buys Nottingham properties, aims for Carnaby Street-style development

​A property firm is aiming to create “the Carnaby Street of Nottingham” after buying empty retail units in what was once a thriving part of the city centre.
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Expect stronger Black Friday footfall than final Christmas week, predicts Springboard

Expect stronger Black Friday footfall than final Christmas week, predicts Springboard

With supply chain issues to the fore, if you want to know what the footfall forecasts are for UK retail in the critical six-week period covering Black Friday, Christmas, and post-Christmas periods, read on.
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Omnichannel: retailers and shoppers have different expectations says Klarna

Omnichannel: retailers and shoppers have different expectations says Klarna

​Be warned. A hefty 60% of shoppers say that a poor experience on any retail channel will make them less likely to shop again with a brand, according to research from buy-now-pay-later financier Klarna.
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Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

Swimwear was big, TV key fashion influencer in last year - John Lewis report

​The latest edition of John Lewis’s annual lifestyle report, Shop, Live, Look 2021, shows UK consumers adapting to lockdowns and more hours spent watching TV influenced fashion choices.
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UK retail sales growth weakened in September

UK retail sales growth weakened in September

Clothing spend rose last month but the UK retail sector remains on a knife-edge with consumer confidence weak and supply chain issues a big worry, the monthly Barclaycard and BRC reports showed on Tuesday.
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French Connection recovery begins, sells more full-price product

French Connection recovery begins, sells more full-price product

​French Connection on Tuesday released what we assume will be its last set of results before it’s sold, and they showed the start of a recovery. But its performance is still far from its glory days earlier this century.
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Cost-cutting Hammerson's MD Bourgeois "to depart", will cut HQ jobs - report

Cost-cutting Hammerson's MD Bourgeois "to depart", will cut HQ jobs - report

​Hammerson’s UK and Ireland managing director Mark Bourgeois is preparing to leave as the heavily-indebted commercial property giant plans to cut up to 40 head office jobs in order to reduce costs, a report claims.
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Carnaby boost music links further with John Lennon sculpture installation

Carnaby boost music links further with John Lennon sculpture installation

​Using retail areas as more than just places for stores in order to draw in more consumers has long been a strong initiative from Shaftesbury. And a particular focus has been music links when it comes to Carnaby Street.
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Pepco Group names MD Trevor Masters as COO

Pepco Group names MD Trevor Masters as COO

UK-based Pepco Group is on a fast track to expansion and the pan-European discount retailer has a new chief operating officer to speed up the process. Trevor Masters is being promoted on 1 January from MD of Pepco.
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Swirl video shopping platform raises new cash

Swirl video shopping platform raises new cash

​Live video shopping software as a service (SaaS) platform Swirl has raised $250,000 in a pre-seed funding round to support the firm's bid “to make e-commerce more engaging and human".
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Understanding in-store customer behaviour digitally is key to success says report

Understanding in-store customer behaviour digitally is key to success says report

​So what is the future of physical stores’ success in the fast-changing digitalised UK retail landscape? Having the technology to capture customer preferences and behaviours in-store, claims a report by Mercaux.
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