British Land this week spelt out the £14.5m cost of retailer CVAs and administrations on its business over the last 18 months - and said retailers were reassessing downwards how much space, and what kind of space, they need, as store-based shopping is revolutionised by the internet.
John Lewis has focused on the experiential side of its Christmas ad, while Vouchercodes.co.uk, American Express and Aptos have forecasts and how, and how much, shoppers will spend this Christmas. We report as retailers from Argos to Appliances Direct launch their Black Friday deals, and finish with advice on payments and fraud over peak trading.
Fashion and footwear shoppers spent less across all sales channels in October than they did a year ago – with a greater proportion of that spending taking place online ever before, new official figures suggest. Commentators suggest shoppers are holding out for Black Friday discounting.
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