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Market movements

Richemont

Richemont Group sees sales grow by 27%Subscription

20 May 2019

Swiss luxury goods group Richemont, the parent company of jewellery and watch brands including Cartier, IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre, announced a profit rise in its full-year report, the first since it acquired Watchfinder and the Yoox Net-A-Porter ecommerce group (YNAP) in 2018.

royal

Pugata Jewellery commemorates Royal babySubscription

15 May 2019

Fine jewellery manufacturer Pugata Jewellery has created a white gold Elizabeth Collarette to honour the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

High Street

Vacancy rate rises to highest level in four yearsSubscription

13 May 2019

The national town centre vacancy rate reached 10.2% in April, a further increase on the previous quarter rate of 9.9% and the highest since April 2015, says the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

ortak

Ortak and Avengers assemble for St Abbs LifeboatSubscription

10 May 2019

The Scottish village of St Abbs features in the new Marvel film Avengers: Endgame and its lifeboat station was turned into New Asgard Lifeboat Station. To celebrate, jewellery brand Ortak has created a collection exclusively for St Abbs Lifeboat.

employment

Retail employment falls by 2.4% in Q1 2019Subscription

25 April 2019

Employment figures dropped by 2.4% year on year in the first quarter of 2019, says the British Retail Consortium (BRC).