Well, that was a surprise. After dire warnings about how weak Black Friday might be given consumer nervousness over spending and the World Cup distracting their attention, it actually turned out to be quite an event.
We may be more used to Primark opening new stores in growth markets, such as the US and parts of Europe, rather than the British market, but on Friday it made clear it hasn't run out of steam on its ambitions for the UK.
From sweatshirts in Thermolactyl to a new take on the iconic down jacket, here are the edgiest items to brave the winter, whether outdoors, gliding down the ski slopes, or indoors, nestling under a blanket.
Fresh from launching its online marketplace just last week, Superdrug has now announced the return of Superdrug Presents, its biggest beauty & health experience, which will span over three days in February.
London’s Oxford Street is having a tough time since the pandemic ended. The UK capital’s major retail thoroughfare saw footfall dip by 37% month-on-month in October, hit harder than the overall decline across the UK.
Black Friday could be bleak for UK retailers. How so? Some 48% of Britons says they are shopping online from international retailers for the event, finding better deals from in China and the US, new data shows.
Peter Cowgill has been named the first-ever non-executive chairman of perfume retailer The Fragrance Shop, several months after he stepped down from his combined chairman and CEO role at retail giant JD Sports.
New Bond Street in the heart of London's West End has lost its crown as the most expensive shopping street in Europe as far as rents are concerned. That title goes to Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone, new figures show.