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High streets see first post-pandemic ’cause for optimism’ as independent stores flourish

First six months of 2021 saw more independent store openings than closures for the first time since 2017

Government earmarks £56m for ‘Welcome Back Fund’ to make high streets Covid-safe

The UK Government has set aside a £56 million fund to make both high streets and seaside resorts Covid-safe once they are permitted to...

High street shops can open 24 hours a day from tomorrow

The UK Government has revealed that shops will be permitted to operate under extended opening hours from tomorrow (Wednesday, 2 December), as England's second...

London high streets lag behind as footfall still down 61% on 2019

London and the South East have been largely responsible for a promising UK-wide 4.1% increase in retail footfall in the last week alone. However, data...

Consumer spending begins to return to normal as Britain opens up

However, the report suggested that the high street may have a long recovery period ahead as over half (56%) of consumers continue to avoid non-essential shops.

Footfall increases week-on-week but retail shopping less of a priority as hospitality sector starts...

Footfall across all retail destinations rose by 9% in England on Saturday and 16.3% on Sunday compared to the same days a week ago. High...

Boris Johnson vows to help revive the high street by slashing business rates

The Prime Minister has pledged to cut business rates for thousands of retailers, pubs and restaurants across England and Wales to aid struggling high...

61% of Brits fear the high street will disappear for good as Mothercare shuts...

In a new study, consumers argue free parking and easy accessibility would help save the high street.

Links of London falls into administration after failed hunt for buyer

British jewellery brand Links of London has plunged into administration after it has failed to find a buyer. In light of ongoing cash flow pressures,...

TOP TIPS: How to market a jewellery store on today’s high street

Words by David Walker, senior account manager at Beattie. Empty shops and fewer shoppers are just a couple of the challenges that have to be...