Heritage furniture and interiors brand Heal’s is set to open its first-ever store in Birmingham. Established in 1810 and operating five stores in London, Sussex and Yorkshire, Heal’s new Birmingham store will also be the brand’s regional flagship for the Midlands
Demand for large retail space in the UK is declining as retailers become more cautious, according to two of the UK’s largest property firms. The Crown Estate recently pulled out of a £75 million extension project to Exeter’s Princesshay shopping centre after stating businesses had become too cautious to commit to the space
British retail company SuperGroup has announced it would change its name to Superdry as well as commit to various targets to make the business more environmentally-friendly.
The ownership of the Jenners department store building in Edinburgh has changed, with a private European investor believed to have snapped it up.
Boxpark is set to move into Wembley Park after signing a 10-year joint venture agreement for its third shipping container-based retail and food destination in the capital. The 43,000sq ft scheme, which will open in 2018, will host 29 independent retailers and food and beverage operators and will be located on Olympic Way – also known as Wembley Way.
Retail workers are reportedly among the least happy in the UK in terms of pay, according to a new survey by jobs site Adzuna. The survey of 1000 workers revealed that teachers and retail workers were least happy with their pay, and two out of five believed they were paid less than their colleagues. Conversely the happiest members of staff were those in human resources, consultancy and construction.
Cotswold recently opened its 78th store.
Primark is set to take over the former BHS store at Centre:MK in Milton Keynes, marking the shopping centre’s largest letting in quarter of a century. The discount fashion retailer has penned a deal to move into the 75,000sq ft space, a year after BHS vacated the premises. READ MORE : 60% of BHS stores still vacant as demand for big stores falters Of the 160 BHS stores which now stand vacant, only around 40 per cent have been filled as demand for large retail spaces falters.
Sportswear retailer ASICS has enhanced its EMEA marketing team with the appointment of Robin Karakash as integrated marketing communication director and Olivier Mignon as sports marketing director. In Karakash’s newly-created position, he will head up an integrated marketing communication team and will report to ASICS EMEA marketing vice president Björn Hamacher
Debenhams has taken a stake in on-demand beauty services company Blow, as part of ambitions to accelerate its presence in the £4 billion beauty services market.