UK toy chain warns of reduced choice at Christmas because of supply disruption | Retail industry

[ad_1] There will be a reduced choice of toys in stores this Christmas, and prices are expected to rise by 10% over 18 months because of supply chain disruption, labour shortages and higher transport costs, the chairman of the retailer The Entertainer has warned. Gary Grant, the founder of the family-run toy store chain, which … Read more

‘An afterthought’: why do specs companies ignore the black community? | Fashion

[ad_1] The women behind the first company to make glasses specifically for black faces says the eyewear industry treats the black community as an “afterthought”. Kimeze was launched by sisters Clare and Christina Kimeze in London last month after being frustrated with the lack of glasses that properly fit the faces of members of the … Read more

Cycle rental: get on your bike to beat the shops’ stock shortages | Money

[ad_1] The Covid-19 pandemic has revived cycling to levels last seen in Britain in the 1960s as people started riding to work, or followed government edicts to get some exercise – and there is no sign of 2020’s enthusiasm fizzling out. Demand for all types, from kids’ and mountain bikes to e-bikes, is up across … Read more

‘He’s a star, Gap is benefiting from that’: will Kanye West save the clothing giant? | Fashion

[ad_1] The Gap has released the second item from its collaboration with Kanye West’s Yeezy label. A black puffer called a “go round” jacket, which the rapper wore at the Balenciaga couture show, follows the electric blue puffer jacket which went on sale in June. Insiders are hoping that the collaboration will reverse the fortunes … Read more

London’s West End is recovering from Covid crisis, says Shaftesbury | Shaftesbury

[ad_1] Shaftesbury, the central London landlord that owns parts of Chinatown, Soho and Covent Garden, has reported that Londoners and domestic tourists are returning in growing numbers, bringing footfall back to about half the level before the pandemic. The cafes, bars and restaurants in the capital’s West End are experiencing a strong recovery as visitors … Read more