• Analysis

    How many stores does a retailer need?

    January 14 2011

    Could HMV’s decision to downsize signal a more general trend for retailers to slim down their property portfolios, asks Nicola Harrison

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    Strong Christmas trading at Hammerson centres


    Shopping centre owner Hammerson has reported a strong start to the post-Christmas Sales period, with 2.25 million shoppers visiting its nine regional shopping centres over the three days from Boxing Day.

  • Opinion

    Time for Oxford Street to become traffic-free

    December 3 2010

    Between tube strikes, snow and students being kettled in Oxford Circus, it’s not been a great week for West End retailers. Thank goodness for the traffic-free day on Saturday, the one day a year that shows Oxford Street could actually be a pleasant place to shop.

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    Hamleys opens pop-up shops to maximise Christmas sales


    Temporary stores in shopping centres will extend the retailer’s reach in key toy-selling period.

  • Opinion

    Boots and Tesco Bank invest in high-speed network to manage communications


    Tesco Bank and Boots UK have partnered with Cable Wireless Worldwide to supply data and telephone services to improve customer service and business operations.

  • White Stuff, Edinburgh
    Photo gallery

    The right stuff from White Stuff


    White Stuff has opened its biggest store yet, in Edinburgh, bringing an old building to life with cunning visual merchandising and plenty of humour. John Ryan visits

  • Marmite

    Pop and go

    November 12 2010

    Pop-up shops have become an effective consumer touch-point for brands, a convenient way of filling space and creating a dynamic environment. But is the fizz going out of pop, asks Mark Faithfull

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    Fashion Rocks pushes on with launch


    Fashion Rocks, the young fashion retailer to be launched by the founders of USC, is to debut online in January and open its first shop in March.

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    Alworths continues to grow after first year


    Alworths, the variety store that sprung from the ashes of Woolworths, enjoyed a record week last week as it hits its first year anniversary today.

  • Westfield

    The shop of the new

    October 29 2010

    Technology-astute, value conscious shoppers are redefining what they are looking for from a trip to a shopping centre. Mark Faithfull reports on the impact of a new consumer mindset