London’s Oxford Street has launched a second sustainability awareness campaign. Actress and activist Amy Jackson is fronting the campaign and there will be a Beyond Now 2022 event to be staged from 22-24 April.
On what should have been a day of celebration — another strong set of trading figures for last year and the launch of a new logo to mark the retailer’s 40th anniversary — Next was also forced to deliver some bad news.
Hugo Boss has issued its final 2021 figures with group sales up 43% to €2.786bn, back to pre-pandemic levels. It was upbeat on the outlook too and said its first new-concept global anchor store opens in London in Q2.
More info has been released from a new Colliers report on central London retail and it shows that as far as space development is concerned, units housing global brands have been less affected by vacancies than others.
Investment is continuing to flood into London’s West End to support a major regeneration of the UK capital’s premier shopping district following the pandemic. A new scheme will see £1 billion pumped into the region.