There will be fewer vacant stores in the UK in 2023, new research has found. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) found that the overall vacancy rate in the UK reduced to 13.8 per cent – an improvement of 0.6 per cent compared to the same period of 2021.
UK High Street footfall in 2022 remained lower than pre-pandemic figures, new research has revealed. Springboard found that footfall across the UK was 14.2 per cent lower over the 12 months from January to December compared to 2019.
The company entered bankruptcy protection last week after disclosing ‘inconsistencies’ in its accounting
Inditex, which owns brands including Zara, has said it will double the number of disabled employees to 1,500 over the next two years. The Spanish company says it aims to exceed quotas set for employing disabled people working across the world in its stores, warehouses and offices.
The past 12-months have been both transformative and challenging for the retail market, with retailers experimenting with new technologies and strategies whilst grappling with an uncertain macro-economic environment, supply chain disruption, and a deepening cost-of-living crisis
Under the new guidelines, retailers still aren’t legally obliged to cut ties with modern slavery. Alexandra Leonards reveals why the latest measures aren’t likely to change things on the ground, and explores how retailers must look beyond the legal minimum to rid their supply chains of forced labour.
There’s a risk that - without proper controls - the digital phenomenon of the Metaverse will facilitate deep-rooted problems far worse than those created by social media. Alexandra Leonards looks at the potential threats and gains of an augmented world.
Retail Systems editor Peter Walker sits down with Brother’s senior commercial client manager Jessica Stansfield to talk through the company’s solutions for retailers and hospitality businesses, what’s new in labelling technology, and the benefits of outsourcing printing.
Fluent Commerce’s EMEA managing director Rob Shaw sat down with Retail Systems editor Peter Walker to discuss omnichannel opportunities, the best way to tackle technology and how the company is expanding into the UK and Europe.