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Which retail campaigns hit the right note and which need a rethink? Rebecca Thomson gets the views of two advertising experts and assesses social media reaction to some of this year’s Christmas ads.
Carpetright has posted a fall in first-half sales and profits as it battled “volatile” trading conditions and suffered losses in its European arm.
Cath Kidston is eyeing a sale in the new year which could value the retailer at £250m.
Communities secretary Eric Pickles has unveiled a £1bn package of support to boost UK high streets including tackling parking.
US furniture giant Williams-Sonoma opened its first UK store today under the West Elm fascia.
Kitsch homewares retailer Cath Kidston opened its Piccadilly flagship today.
Carpetright revealed underlying profits fell by a third to £3m in its half-year to October 26. Retail Week takes a look at reactions from the analysts.
Cath Kidston chief executive Kenny Wilson beamed as he unveiled the homewares retailer’s new 7,070 sq ft store at 180 Piccadilly in London last week.
West Elm’s entrance to the UK furniture and home market will help reinvigorate the premium end of this sector, filling a gap that is currently underserved.
While big retailers that are likely to attract big valuations rush to market, there’s action at the other end of the scale too.