The UK’s online sales of nail products are rising during the Covid-19 lockdown, NPD Group said on Wednesday, as consumers still long for their treats and beauty continues to be seen as an affordable way to achieve this.
It may come as no surprise that footfall in the UK declined sharply in late March, but it's worrying that it moved up again last Saturday and Sunday as UK consumers looked for something to do in the warm weather.
Loungewear, active clothing, lingerie and swim are key focuses for consumers under lockdown as they seek comfort while working (and working out) at home and also look forward to post-lockdown holidays.
Stockmann's parent company is filing for corporate restructuring as cash flows are dented by the coronavirus. But its department stores and its Lindex chain won't be affected, the company said on Monday.
GfK only issued its regular monthly consumer confidence report last week, but on Monday it added that confidence has dived with a new reading of -34 by the end of last month. In March 2019, it was -13.
Fenwick has been struggling for some time and with its shops now closed and it's still-young online operation also not functioning, the family that owns the retailer has ousted its chairman and managing director.