Tag: shops

Turnaround Programme brings joy to Mothercare

Posted on 18 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

During the recession, many specialist retailers were hit hard by the rising number of discounters which aimed to provide a wide variety of stock at low prices for consumers. One of the chains which struggled was undoubtedly Mothercare, yet there are now signs... Read More

Home Retail Group blames Store Closures for failure to meet Sales Forecast

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Argos has been one of the largest turnaround successes on the high street in recent years, with store revamps and huge investment into services such as click and collect proving popular with consumers. However, the chain and its owner Home Retail Group’s... Read More

What’s in store for the Retail Property Market in 2015?

Posted on 14 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Industry News

The retail property market has faced some significant challenges over recent years, but with the economy improving and consumers more prepared to spend, it seems that 2015 could mark a turnaround for both the retail sector and its property... Read More

High Street endures worst Christmas Trading Period since onset of Recession

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

Retailers were hoping that the combination of an improving economy and more optimistic consumer outlook would cause Christmas sales to skyrocket, but unfortunately this proved not to be the case. In fact, the high street endured its worst Christmas sales... Read More

Store Closures looming at Fashion Retailer USC

Posted on 9 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Many retailers enjoyed a successful festive trading period with brands such as John Lewis, New Look and River Island all reporting an increase in profits for the six weeks to the beginning of January. However, fashion chains Bank and USC were less fortunate,... Read More

Investment in Retail Centres and London Shops hits Ten-Year High

Posted on 8 January, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

Investment in UK retail centres and central London shops hit a 10-year high last year, according to research by property agent Savills. Bouncing back to well above pre-recession levels, around £6.8bn worth of shopping centre transactions were... Read More

IKEA to expand Shopping Centre Estate in 2015

Posted on 1 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The IKEA Group has become one of the great retail success stories, with the Swedish furniture and homeware company gradually expanding its net to operate other businesses including hotels and shopping centres. Yet executives have revealed that the latter will... Read More

Strong Christmas adds to uplift in Leeds City Centre footfall

Posted on 26 December, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Leeds has long been a prime destination for consumers in the north of England, with numerous ongoing retail and leisure developments building upon the buzz created by the opening of the Trinity Leeds shopping centre last year. This has seen footfall levels in... Read More

Which Retailers will be top of the tree this Christmas?

Posted on 25 December, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The Christmas trading period is over for another year, and retailers will now be turning their attention to totting up their totals in order to judge how well they performed during this peak season. However, before any results have even been released,... Read More

Winter Wonderland Attractions bring Festive Cheer to the High Street

Posted on 24 December, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

This Christmas, festive attractions have proved immensely popular with members of the public, with many consumers foregoing the opportunity to buy gifts online and instead turning to the local high street to meet their needs. As a result, experts are... Read More