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Retail News

Black Friday footfall rises
December 2, 2019 - Black Friday footfall rose by 3.3% year on year compared with the equivalent day in 2018, new research has found.  Intelligence analyst Springboard revealed that shopper numbers increased in all three retail destination types: shopping centres were up 6.5%, high streets by 2.4% and retail parks by 1.9%.  Footfall also increased as the day progressed: it rose by 1.9% in ...

Dr Martens in talks with Carlyle as potential new owner
December 2, 2019 - Reports have emerged that a US private equity firm is in talks to buy Dr Martens in a deal that could potentially value the British footwear retailer at £1 billion. The firm that could become the owner of Dr Martens is Carlyle, as first reported by Bloomberg. Neither Carlyle nor Dr Martens’ current owner, European buyout specialist Permira, were able to ...

Intu calls in advisers
December 2, 2019 - Shopping centre owner Intu is reported to have drafted in advisers to work on a balance-sheet restructuring.  Sky News said the owner of Manchester’s Intu Trafford Centre has hired PWC in the last few days.  They will work alongside Intu’s existing financial advisers.  The news comes after Intu issued an income warning in November. It said it expects full-year like-for-like net rental ...

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