Most millennials still prefer stores to online shopping

Almost three-quarters of UK millennials still prefer stores to online shopping, according to a retail trends survey, published by brand experience consultancy I-AM. The 2018 Retail Sector Report, entitled 'The Convergence Continuum, found that 74 per cent of 18 to 35 year-olds still prefer physical stores to online shopping, with 36 per cent favouring shopping malls.

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Nike Town London launches England Football Kit with central display by Mynt

Nike has collaborated with retail design agency Mynt to create a central display at Nike Town London for the launch of England's latest football kit, in the run up to the FIFA World Cup.

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Harvey Nichols partners with Hero to become first UK department store to offer live shopping online

Harvey Nichols is offering Live Shopping to online customers for the first time as part of a strategic partnership with retail technology company Hero. The service enables customers shopping at harveynichols.com to connect with an available stylist at one of the retailer's seven UK stores, as well as its Dublin store, at the click of a button.

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Foot Locker celebrates youth culture in Liverpool with new store

Foot Locker has today (Tuesday 12 June) opened a new store at Liverpool ONE that combines premium product, elevated in-store presentations, enhanced customer experiences and events.

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Planning permission confirmed for Grantham Designer Outlet

Grantham Designer Outlet has received full planning permission. Set across 25,083 sq m of landscaped grounds, the outlet village is scheduled for launch in Spring 2021 and will be home to 130 luxury brand stores. Driven by designer outlet village developers Rioja Developments and family-owned, local property investment business Buckminster, Grantham Designer Outlet will be located close to the A1 on the southern edge of Grantham in South Lincolnshire.

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