Covent Garden has introduced a big splash of colour to brighten up London’s dreary winter days. The major retail area and tourist attraction has introduced a ‘Covent Garden in Colour’ campaign via artist Lois Lillian.
Primark's trading update has revealed more upbeat news with the chain “good in all markets and ahead of expectation”. Total sales and like-for-likes rose in double digits and city centre footfall recovered.
The slight rally in consumer confidence in the final quarter of last year proved to be short-lived with the January Blues making an unwelcome return. And we’re in for a “bumpy ride” this year, according to GfK.
It may have been the key festive shopping month, but the volume of UK retail sales still fell in December, the Office for National Statistics said on Friday. And it added that clothing saw a very slight volume uptick.
British Vogue’s long and storied association with London’s West End is coming to an end. After six decades+ (since 1958), publishing giant Condé Nast is moving out of its historic Vogue House officers on Hanover Square.
Boohoo’s closely-watched trading statement has revealed figures in line with weak expectations. Revenue may have been up sharply compared to pre-Covid, but it was down globally against a year ago for the festive season.
THG’s trading statement on Tuesday sent its shares down by 10%+ as it warned on profits, although it may have felt it had done enough to support the share price with news of record sales and a strong balance sheet.