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Iconic print brand Orla Kiely shuts all its stores

Orla Kiely’s parent company has fallen in administration leading to the closure of all it bricks-and-mortar stores. The fashion retailer, renowned for its elaborate 1970’s style prints, is understood to have told staff that the company could not afford to pay their wages, before making them redundant on Monday

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Waitrose trials 2 hour and same day delivery in London

Waitrose & Partners has today launched Waitrose Rapid Delivery, trailing two hour and same day delivery services in London. The up-market grocer has teamed up with last mile delivery start up On the dot and will use vans and cargo bikes to reduce emissions, before rolling out the scheme further. READ MORE: Waitrose will scrap all 5p plastic bags by next year The new scheme will deliver food and drink to the following selected London postcodes: SW5, SW6 , SW10, WC1, WC2, EC1, CR5 and CR8.






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London Fashion Week provides “brief relief” for West End retailers

The second London Fashion Week (LFW) event of the year is taking place this week from September 13 until September 18, and has been celebrated as an encouragement for shoppers during difficult times for retail.






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Morrisons could snap up stores from Sainsbury’s-Asda mega merger

Analysts believe Morrisons could have everything to play for if two of its main rivals combine, thanks to the stores they would be forced to offload following the Competition and Markets Authority’s probe.






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Launch date revealed for The O2’s new Icon outlet centre

The first phase of a brand new retail outlet precinct within The O2 complex in London will open on Saturday, October 20 at 10am.






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NHS urges Superdrug to screen customers wanting botox

Superdrug has come under pressure from the NHS to screen customers before providing botox and fillers in order to protect vulnerable people. The health and beauty retailer announced last month that it would offer the anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation treatments on the high street to customers over 25.






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Burberry backflips on destroying unsold products & bans fur

Burberry has announced it would stop the practice of destroying unsaleable products as well as implement a ban on using real fur. Effective immediately, the changes come after the luxury British fashion house was recently engulfed in a backlash following a revelation that it had destroyed £28.6 million worth of goods last year. The retailer said the new commitment builds on the goals it set last year as part of its five-year responsibility agenda and is supported by its new strategy, which is helping tackle the causes of waste






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Green Man Gaming set for £100 million float

Online video games retailer Green Man Gaming is set to go public with a £100 million float as it eyes expansion in Asia and the Middle East. According to The Times the innovative video game retailer, which sells digital copies of games to customers and offers them the chance to trade their purchase back at a later date, is due to announce its intention to float tomorrow. It will list on the London Stock Exchange sub-market AIM and is understood to be planning to use the funds to develop its games publishing business and expand across lucrative gaming markets like China and the Middle East






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86,000sq ft extension for The Mall Walthamstow approved

The Mall Walthamstow has secured planning permission for an 86,000sq ft expansion after announcing the development last year. Developers Capital & Regional first proposed the plans in April 2017 and have now been granted planning permission to transform the North East London shopping centre






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Stüssy to open first physical UK store in nearly a decade

Stüssy has announced plans to open a permanent bricks-and-mortar store in London’s soho, marking its first standalone physical presence in the UK for nearly a decade. London Chapter 115 Wardour St. August 31st 2018 A post shared by Stüssy (@stussy) on Aug 20, 2018 at 12:45pm PDT The iconic streetwear brand, which commands a loyal cult following akin to rival brands like Supreme, closed its former London residence in 2009, and has since only been sold through third party retailers






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