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Millennials forecast to boost Halloween spend this year

Millennials forecast to boost Halloween spend this year | High Street | Scoop.it
The UK public is forecast to increase its Halloween spend by 5% to £419m this year compared to 2017, driven by young Millennials, according to new Mintel research.
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Shop Direct to close Littlewoods Clearance operation

Shop Direct to close Littlewoods Clearance operation | High Street | Scoop.it
Shop Direct, the owner of Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, is proposing to close its standalone clearance operation Littlewoods Clearance.
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Hasbro dominates Smyths Toys' 15 board games for Christmas listing

Hasbro dominates Smyths Toys' 15 board games for Christmas listing | High Street | Scoop.it
But Spin Master and John Adams sneak in too, with Strictly Come Dancing and Jumanji themed titles.
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Intu confirms it is considering takeover bid from John Whittaker

Intu confirms it is considering takeover bid from John Whittaker | High Street | Scoop.it
Intu Properties on Friday has confirmed it is considering a 215 pence per share takeover offer from a consortium led by Intu deputy chairman John Whittaker.
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Hamleys sacks finance director after 2017's £12 million loss

Hamleys sacks finance director after 2017's £12 million loss | High Street | Scoop.it
A former finance head of Tesco, Jablonowski was brought in 18 months ago to lead Hamleys' turnaround, however, in 2017 the firm was subjected to one of its worst years since it was founded in 1760.
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Oasis and Warehouse dealt another blow as credit insurers cut cover

Oasis and Warehouse dealt another blow as credit insurers cut cover | High Street | Scoop.it
Oasis and Warehouse face a new battle as it is revealed a number of credit insurers have stopped offering cover to their suppliers.
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Hamleys drafts in new finance chief after profits nose dive

Hamleys drafts in new finance chief after profits nose dive | High Street | Scoop.it
Hamleys has appointed a new finance chief just one week after it revealed full year profits had fallen by more than 500 per cent.
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Superdry issues profit warning amid warm weather & foreign exchange impacts

Superdry issues profit warning amid warm weather & foreign exchange impacts | High Street | Scoop.it
Superdry has issued a warning over its full year performance, blaming the spate of unseasonably hot weather and additional foreign exchange costs.
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Selfridges now sells Iceland's own-brand mince pies

Selfridges now sells Iceland's own-brand mince pies | High Street | Scoop.it
An unusual collaboration between Selfridges and frozen food grocer Iceland has seen the latter's own-brand mince pies make an appearance in the luxury department store's food halls.
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Retailers to be slapped with another £186m business rates rise in April

Retailers to be slapped with another £186m business rates rise in April | High Street | Scoop.it
Retailers are set to be slapped with a further business rates hike of over £180 million next April after today’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation dropped to 2.4 per cent.
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Suppliers Advised To Plan For The Specific Needs Of Halloween Shoppers | KamCity

Suppliers Advised To Plan For The Specific Needs Of Halloween Shoppers | KamCity | High Street | Scoop.it
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Games Workshop warns of uncertainties ahead

Games Workshop warns of uncertainties ahead | High Street | Scoop.it
Fantasy games figurines retailer Games Workshop has reported that is has been trading well since the update it gave on 19 September following its annual general meeting.
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Retail footfall declined by 1.7% in September

Retail footfall declined by 1.7% in September | High Street | Scoop.it
Retail footfall declined by 1.7% year-on-year in the UK in September with no region experiencing growth in the number of shoppers.
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Independent toy shops in the running for Britain's Best Small Shop of 2018

Independent toy shops in the running for Britain's Best Small Shop of 2018 | High Street | Scoop.it
The Best Small Shops competition, managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation celebrates the commitment and creativity of independent retailers on the UK’s High Streets and the role they play in their local communities.
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Westfield London crowned top UK shopping centre in groundbreaking report

Westfield London crowned top UK shopping centre in groundbreaking report | High Street | Scoop.it
Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush has been dubbed the UK’s best-performing shopping centre in a new report by GlobalData.
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New Look to exit China as it brings focus back to UK

New Look to exit China as it brings focus back to UK | High Street | Scoop.it
New Look has appointed CBRE to oversea its departure from China and its closure of 130 stores in the country.
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Games Workshop warns of "some uncertainties" in coming months

Games Workshop warns of "some uncertainties" in coming months | High Street | Scoop.it
Games Workshop has released a brief trading statement to investors this morning cautioning of “some uncertainties” after a run of standout financial performance.
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Sears files for bankruptcy endangering 90,000 jobs

Sears files for bankruptcy endangering 90,000 jobs | High Street | Scoop.it
US department store chain Sears has officially filed for bankruptcy placing 90,000 jobs at risk.
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143 jobs under threat as Shop Direct launches plans to shut outlet arm

143 jobs under threat as Shop Direct launches plans to shut outlet arm | High Street | Scoop.it
Shop Direct has announced plans to close over seven stores across its UK estate threatening nearly 150 jobs.
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FatFace poaches Oasis and Warehouse CEO Liz Evans

FatFace poaches Oasis and Warehouse CEO Liz Evans | High Street | Scoop.it
Oasis and Warehouse Group’s chief executive Liz Evans is due to depart after nearly a decade to head up rival Fatface.  
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