Stealthy in-line store pull-outs and intensified competition to attract new retailers figure among the problems facing malls in 2018, which must diversify their offer and focus their investments on consumer experience.
Accessory retailer Claire's has denied claims that its products contain tremolite asbestos, after an investigation alleged that the carcinogenic minerals were found in 17 makeup kits sold across nine states.
The back off from Abercrombie & Fitch on Monday about a potential sale shows that mergers and acquisitions for fashion retailers are not the easiest move, only braved by a select few and avoided after a certain age.
The Dolphin shopping centre in Poole, the largest covered mall in Dorset, will benefit from a £26 million upgrade spend after its owner and the local authority agreed a deal that will also see new retail stores added.
Over 1,000 cosmetics are on the list compiled by French consumer rights group UFC-Que Choisir, featuring substances regarded as "undesirable",12 compounds being classified as "worrying," including endocrine disruptors.