With the upcoming school holidays, bookings for childrenís rides and attractions have increased. Promotions for energy related products and services have also been prevalent. Experiential activity for holiday related promotions has been popular as has sampling activity for both alcohol brands and food products new to the UK market.
The latest Retail Sales Monitor from the BRC and KPMG shows UK retail sales were down 0.8 per cent on a like-for-like basis from June 2013, when they had increased 1.4 per cent on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 0.6 per cent, against a 2.9 per cent rise in June 2013.
New sensor technology at Britainís biggest and busiest stations has revealed they are becoming retail and leisure destinations in their own right as tens of millions of people a year are visiting them to shop, eat and drink, in addition to those who travel by rail.
UK consumers are spending more than ever on eating out, and a tailored food & beverage offer is key to driving footfall and dwell times in shopping centres.
The £90m Old Market shopping centre in Hereford - the only significant retail development this year - has opened 96 per cent let or under offer.
UK retail sales were down 1.7 per cent on a like-for-like basis from March 2013, when they had increased 1.9 per cent on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were down 0.3 per cent, against a 3.7 per cent increase in March 2013.
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Middle Eastern retailer plans to open 15 UK stores over three to five years, starting with a London flagship
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Variety stores and grocers dominate the ex-Woolworths estate Ė while only a fraction remain empty.
UK expected to see best retail growth in six years as economy shows signs of recovery
N Brown Group signals growth strategy for its Simply Be and Jacamo brands
Edís Easy Diner is to open its first restaurant in Liverpool in March 2014
Land Securities is investing £7m to triple the size of the food court at White Rose in Leeds.
Bicester Village has retained its ranking as Europeís most productive outlet scheme
The catering at British Land and USSís Whiteley Shopping is now fully let following lettings to Yo! Sushi and wagamama
Two troubled brands collapse into administration again
Land Securitiesí Trinity Kitchen in Leeds has set new standards for shopping centre catering
Shopping Centreís latest roundtable looked at the role of markets and food retail in creating vibrant destinations