Investment company Permira wants to take its British shoe brand Dr. Martens to the London Stock Exchange in the near future. The funds raised will support further international expansion and the development of e-commerce.
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John Lewis has been given the green light to convert no less than 45% of its flagship store on London's famous Oxford Street into office space. The conversion should help to make the department store chain profitable again.
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British department store chain Marks & Spencer feels the need to reduce twenty of its major stores in size and seeks ways to turn higher floors into offices or apartments.
Neighbourhood stores and convenience stores often display unhealthy snacks and sugar-rich beverages in an all-too prominent way, according to a British study. Health organisations have met the challenge of developing a more balanced store layout.
In London, Aldi Süd has opened a compact store under the moniker Aldi Local. With this new formula, the discounter is moving into the field of convenience stores. Aldi is also trying out urban concepts elsewhere.
Essentiel Antwerp is continuing its international expansion. The Belgian fashion label has had a strong year and recently opened its first store in London.
Zara’s remodeled flagship store in Stratford (London) welcomes customers with holograms, robot arms and iPad-powered employees. The store wants to unite the best of both the online and offline shopping world.
Meal box delivery service HelloFresh opened a pop-up store in London's Old Street Station for the entire month of March. Commuters will be able to grab one of the meal boxes as they go.
Well-known American gourmet chain Dean & DeLuca will open its first European store in London, good news for foodies with an unlimited budget...
Amazon's online supermarket, Amazon Fresh, is now also available in the United Kingdom. At first, it will only be available in parts of London.