Tag: Retail Sector

Can Our Everyday Devices Bring an End to Shopping Queues?

Can our smart devices bring an end to shopping queues
Posted on 1 April, 2016 by Editor in Chief under Industry News

With the ever changing world of technology, we have seen how smartphones have become an essential part of our modern day shopping. Whether you are going shopping for clothes or just need to top up petrol for your car, there are always calls to action... Read More

Autumn Shopping Bonanza set to bring pre-Christmas Cheer to Retail Sector

Autumn shopping bonanza set to bring pre-Christmas cheer to retail
Posted on 28 October, 2015 by Neil Bird under Economy

Shoppers are not waiting for the festive season to start spending this year, new research from intu reveals. In fact most British adults have a full shopping list to complete before the end of November – but what items top the list varies from region to... Read More

French Connection announces Store Closures as Losses Mount

Posted on 21 September, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Despite the upturn in the economy fashion has continued to lag behind in terms of recovery in the retail sector. For the vast majority this has seen profits climb only minimally, but others are facing a much more perilous situation – including French... Read More

Logistics And Retail Bucking Trend Of A “Flat” Manufacturing Market

Posted on 18 September, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Economy

Britain’s distribution and retail sectors are continuing to outperform many of the more traditional property markets, according to the latest figures from consultants Knight Frank. In its latest logistics and industrial Occupier and Investment... Read More

Rise in Consumer Confidence good news for Retail Property Sector

Posted on 30 June, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Although spending has climbed steadily since the end of the recession, consumer confidence has remained relatively subdued due to a combination of weak pay growth and lingering fears over the economy. However, in June, consumer confidence took an... Read More

Excessive Business Rates levels deter Retail Expansion says Intu

Posted on 23 June, 2015 by Neil Bird under Business News

Leading regional shopping centre owner and operator intu claims that the excessive level of Business Rates deters retailers from expanding and curtails investment by owners of retail property. In response to the Chancellor’s Business Rates review,... Read More

Strong Retail performance set to boost Market Activity

Posted on 28 May, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

A new survey forecasts that retailers could well be celebrating their best performance in 27 years next month - news that could have beneficial implications for the commercial property industry. According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI),... Read More

Consumer Behaviour influenced by Store Design claims LSH

Posted on 19 April, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Many high street fashion retailers are currently seeking premises with double height fronts or flexible layouts as a means of creating a spacious, airy design sought after by consumers. However, a new study by Emily Fisher of property agent Lambert... Read More

Easter Eggs at centre of Supermarket Price War

Posted on 2 April, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The supermarket price war has dominated the grocery industry for the past few years, with retailers increasingly attempting to gain an advantage over their cut price rivals including foreign import brands such as Aldi and Lidl. The latest manifestation of... Read More

Supermarket Sales War takes Surprising Turn as Tesco bounces back

Posted on 14 March, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Only a few months ago, it seemed that Tesco had fallen to an irreversible low – its high profile financial scandal, teamed with many consecutive months of falling sales and a steadily ebbing market share, led many market analysts to wonder whether the... Read More