The increasing threat of the new Omicron Covid variant hit UK retail footfall in the latest trading week (5-11 December). Visits across UK retail destinations declined 1.1% week-on-week, according to Springboard.
Amazon has partnered with Abu Dhabi Investment Office to establish a fulfilment centre by 2024 to be built in accordance with the company's carbon-reduction strategies, the Abu Dhabi government's media office said.
UK retail sales volumes edged up 0.8% month-on-month in October as sales by value rose 1.6%, the ONS said on Friday. And volumes were also 5.8% higher than their pre-pandemic levels, with value sales 8.9% higher.
Burberry has unveiled its SS22 collection and unlike many luxury peers, has shown digitally. It also named a new data and analytics chief, the new post underlining the importance of those functions to the brand.