About Jessica Clark

Jess Clark is a City A.M. news reporter covering retail and property.

2019 Articles

Pub operator Ei Group reports earnings drop ahead of Stonegate deal
Pub operator Ei Group reports earnings drop ahead of Stonegate deal
Ei Group, the pub operator being bought by Slug and Lettuce owner Stonegate, reported that earnings dropped this year after [...]
November 19, 2019
Major UK high street chains close 6,000 stores in 2019
Major UK high street chains close 6,000 stores in 2019
Major UK high street chains have closed almost 6,000 stores so far this year as the retail industry continues to [...]
November 19, 2019
Cosmetics giant Coty takes $600m stake in Kylie Jenner's beauty business
Cosmetics giant Coty takes $600m stake in Kylie Jenner's beauty business
Cosmetics giant Coty, which owns Rimmel London and Bourjois, has taken a $600m (£462.7m) majority stake in reality TV star [...]
November 18, 2019
Luxury jewellers Boodles reports profits 'back on track'
Luxury jewellers Boodles reports profits 'back on track'
Luxury jewellery retailer Boodles reported sales growth following a strong Christmas trading period last year and a 220th anniversary collaboration [...]
November 18, 2019
St James's Place City of London office on sale for £76m
St James's Place City of London office on sale for £76m
The owner of the St James’s Place office in the City of London has put the building up for sale [...]
November 18, 2019
Gourmet Burger Kitchen widens losses after £16m restructuring hit
Gourmet Burger Kitchen widens losses after £16m restructuring hit
Casual dining chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) suffered widening losses last year after taking a £15.7m hit on its restaurant [...]
November 18, 2019
Airbnb secures deal to provide Olympic accommodation
Airbnb secures deal to provide Olympic accommodation
Holiday home rental company Airbnb has agreed a deal to become an Olympic partner, in a bid to reduce the [...]
November 18, 2019
Fewer home sellers in November as general election ramps up uncertainty
Fewer home sellers in November as general election ramps up uncertainty
The number of new sellers advertising their properties for sale slumped by the largest amount in a decade this month, [...]
November 18, 2019
Zizzi owner Azzurri shrinks losses despite sector challenges
Zizzi owner Azzurri shrinks losses despite sector challenges
Azzurri, the owner of casual dining restaurants Ask Italian and Zizzi, reported shrinking losses this year despite the challenges facing [...]
November 18, 2019
UK's top restaurants swing to £93m loss
UK's top restaurants swing to £93m loss
The UK’s top 100 restaurants swung to a loss this year as they struggled to stay afloat under the increasing [...]
November 18, 2019
Berkeley Homes founder Tony Pidgley backs reforms to end land hoarding
Berkeley Homes founder Tony Pidgley backs reforms to end land hoarding
Berkeley Homes chairman Tony Pidgley has backed an overhaul of property laws to end land hoarding in a bid to [...]
November 17, 2019
Mike Ashley demands landlords link rent to sales
Mike Ashley demands landlords link rent to sales
Retail tycoon Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct, has demanded that new rent deals are tied to sales across [...]
November 17, 2019
Black Friday 2019: Everything you need to know to find the best bargains
Black Friday 2019: Everything you need to know to find the best bargains
Black Friday only launched in the UK in the last five years and has quickly become one of  the biggest [...]
November 15, 2019
US President Donald Trump to visit UK ahead of General Election
US President Donald Trump to visit UK ahead of General Election
US President Donald Trump will make a visit to the UK ahead of the General Election next month. Trump will [...]
November 15, 2019