British bikes and car parts retailer Halfords resumed dividend payments and forecast more earnings growth after a boom in cycling during the pandemic tripled its annual profit.
Upmarket retailer Ted Baker said on Monday dresses and suits were back in demand, with Britons rediscovering a taste for formal wear as months of COVID-19 curbs on social life were slowly relaxed.
(Reuters) -Cineworld said on Monday its UK reopening weekend had topped expectations as animated comedy "Peter Rabbit 2" drew crowds after months of lockdown, in a promising sign for the cinema industry ahead of the release of summer blockbusters.
Cineworld will ask shareholders to approve an increase in its debt ceiling next month after the pandemic-stricken cinema group plunged to a $3 billion loss last year.
U.S. cinema chain Regal will reopen next month in time for big-budget release "Godzilla vs. Kong", owner Cineworld said on Tuesday, as it set out a deal to show Warner Bros films before they are made available for home streaming from 2022. | Video
UK student housing provider Unite forecast on Tuesday a return to full occupancy and rental growth for the upcoming academic year, saying students were keen to get back to campus life.
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Gambling company Entain did not declare a dividend on Thursday as it took a cautious stance and said the strong online growth that drove lockdown earnings could ease as betting shops re-open.
It's almost a year into the pandemic, and for many of us the novelty of working from home has well and truly faded. Yet we have no intention of returning to the daily commuting grind.