Space NK's reopenings could take some time and key stores in central London are likely to remain shut for the foreseeable future. Instead, reopening high street stores near upmarket residential areas will be the focus.
A clear sign of the changing approaches retailers are taking post-pandemic was seen Thursday as John Lewis said it's linking with health and life insurer Vitality to launch free virtual workshops focused on wellbeing.
Shopping malls giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has made “strong progress” with its mall reopenings globally with 65 of 90 now open. And indications are that footfall and trade is stronger than expected in many countries.
Alibaba's 6.18 Mid-Year Shopping Festival (running on Tmall and Taobao) has seen a luxury surge. Almost double the number of luxury brands are participating compared to the last big event, 2019’s Singles Day in November
After a challenging April, where store closures led to a drop-off in the beauty retailer’s revenue, Sally Beauty has seen strong demand in its reopening retail fleet and expects to report an uptick in sales for May.