The Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull has a new owner. US-based real estate investment and asset management firm Ardent Companies has bought the Midlands mall from Lendlease Retail Partnership for an undisclosed sum.
Luxury Oslo department store Steen & Strøm has reopened after a €29.5m upgrade. The historic store has a new entrance on Norway’s busiest shopping street, a state-of-the-art beauty hall and upgraded architecture.
Models and freelancers in the creative industries can breath a sigh of relief. A new ‘stop-the-clock’ mechanism on the T5 (Temporary Worker) Creative visa has been introduced to ease related Immigration Rules.
After a year in which weddings were cancelled across Britain, they're back on the agenda, so with supreme good timing, Selfridges has just been granted a licence to host the ceremonies and receptions.
Be warned, consumer sustainability issues may be more important than you think. Over half of people in the UK (56%) are less likely to buy from organisations with a weak sustainability record, according to a new survey.
Joules Group had good news on Tuesday as it’s expecting a “positive performance” across all retail channels for the financial year that ends in a few weeks, with revenue and pre-tax profit ahead of expectations.
In a further sign of how important environmental, social, and governance-linked (ESG) issues are these days, lifestyle retailer Joules has announced a renewal of its funding deal with a strong ESG element included.
Alibaba’s Taobao Live is investing more heavily in livestreaming, a step that should boost its revenues and increase pressure on other e-tailers around the world to increase their livestreaming offers.