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British Government to Help Retailers Bounce Back From COVID-19

British businesses, hit by a double whammy of COVID-19 and preparations for the Brexit finale in December, are being urged to focus on exports and to sharpen their e-commerce game.

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Government and Trade

Britain, EU Appeal to U.S. Not to Raise, Extend Tariffs on Luxury

In August, the U.S. could decide to beef up, and broaden, punitive tariffs on British and European luxury goods which have been caught up in a long-running dispute over government subsidies to Airbus.

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New Consumer Insights Report Reveals Gen Z Attitudes to Luxury Shopping

Boring retail is dead and the new wave of consumers want brands to help them express their identity.

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Government and Trade

British Retailers Launch Post-Virus Plan to Win Back Chinese Tourists

As the U.K. braces for a full-scale epidemic, retailers are thinking about how to jump-start business once the virus burns out.

clock March 5, 2020Samantha Conti

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Government and Trade

Fears of New, Punitive U.S. Tariffs on British Goods Eclipse Brexit

Knitwear and clothing companies are nervous about the potential for 100 percent tariffs on exports to the U.S. if President Trump decides to retaliate in two trade disputes.

clock January 31, 2020Samantha Conti

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: David Walliams and Whitney Bromberg Hawkings attend the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2019 at The Dorchester on November 18, 2019 in London, England. Pic Credit: Dave Benett


Fair Game at Walpole British Luxury Awards in London

The troubles in Hong Kong and Prince Andrew’s disastrous BBC TV interview were all fair game at the Walpole British Luxury Awards on Monday night.

clock November 19, 2019Samantha Conti

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Business Features

New Study by Walpole Finds Gen Z Is Just Like Us

The British luxury sector body explores the next generation of luxury consumers, revealing insights into how to engage a deeper connection.

clock October 28, 2019Alexandra Pastore

An image from the Great Britain and Ireland campaign, featuring Johnstons of Elgin.

Government and Trade

Walpole Trade Delegation Aimed at Building Bridges Amid Tariff War

Trade relations are rocky between the U.S. and the U.K., with the U.S. having just slapped 25 percent tariffs on a slew of British luxury goods as part of an ongoing dispute over aircraft subsidies.

clock October 21, 2019Samantha Conti

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Frieze in a Cold Climate: Art Fair Brings Buzz, Business Amid Tensions

The annual Frieze Art Fair in London, and related events during the week, added a jolt of energy and positivity to a city battered by Brexit, new tariffs and uncertainty.

clock October 4, 2019Fiona Ma and Tianwei Zhang and Samantha Conti

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Government and Trade

British Business, Luxury Leaders Call New U.S. Tariffs ‘Devastating’

The U.S. is the largest single market for British luxury goods, and the punitive duties will damage a flourishing exports business, say industry leaders.

clock October 3, 2019Samantha Conti

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No-Deal Brexit to Cost U.K. Luxury Sector 6.8 Billion Pounds Per Year

Walpole, the sector body for Britain’s luxury industry, released the data to caution members of parliament ahead of the vote on Theresa May’s latest Brexit deal.

clock March 11, 2019Natalie Theodosi

Jodie Kidd and Alice Temperley  attend the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2018 at The Dorchester in London.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Figures Scoop Walpole Luxury Awards in London

Manolo Blahnik, Mulberry, Erdem Moralioglu and Alison Loehnis were among the night’s winners.

clock November 20, 2018Samantha Conti

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Fashion Features

EXCLUSIVE: Manolo Blahnik to Receive Walpole’s Luxury Legend Award

The designer will accept the award at a black-tie event on Nov. 19.

clock November 15, 2018Samantha Conti

Meghan Markle visits Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit to Edinburgh, Scotland - 13 Feb 2018The couple also visited the Social Bite sandwich shop, the profits from which are used to help the homeless.

Business Features

The British Are Coming: Walpole to Take Manhattan With Pre-Brexit Trip

Britain’s luxury industry body is looking to fortify U.S. relations at a tricky time for trade.

clock October 19, 2018Samantha Conti

Human Resources

Sanpower Group Names Guy Salter Cochairman of New Retail Businesses

Sanpower is the Chinese owner of British department store House of Fraser and other businesses, ranging from financial services to media.

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