From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.
By Derek Thompson on 10th April 2017Read More
With a rapidly growing middle class living in constant fear of shoddy counterfeit clothing and a perpetual cycle of food scares, China appears – on the surface at least – to be the perfect match for Marks and Spencer’s brand of trusted quality.
By Neil Connor on 14th March 2017Read More
Online retailer Amazon.com and teen apparel store chain Forever 21 are among the companies weighing offers to acquire bankrupt American Apparel, people familiar with the talks said on Wednesday.
By Reuters on 05th January 2017Read More
The fashion industry – from your department store to your luxury boutique – is undergoing significant change at the hands of the digital revolution.
By Rachel Aurthur on 19th December 2016Read More
Thrifty U.S. consumers carefully picked over Black Friday discounts during the four-day weekend, leaving retailers with less money in their registers and a lukewarm kickoff to the holiday season.
By Nick Turner on 27th November 2016Read More
What used to be known as "Singles Day" in China has been redefined and rebranded as "The 11/11 Global Shopping Festival" by the holiday's e-commerce patron saint, Alibaba, and with good reason.
By Michael Zakkour on 2nd November 2016Read More
The handbag industry, rocked by slowing department-store traffic and a shift away from purses by millennials, has a new mantra this holiday season: Do more with less. Luxury retailers such as Nordstrom Inc., Bloomingdale’s and Barneys New York are introducing far fewer styles of handbags this year as the critical Christmas season approaches.
By Stephanie Hoi-Nga Wong on 31st October 2016Read More
Retailers are poised to impose a wave of price rises that could add 5 per cent to shopping bills in the new year after the pound plunged by more than the worst forecast of so-called 'Project Fear'
By Neil Craven on 15th October 2016Read More
Indications that Amazon (AMZN) is deploying plans where customers can order groceries online and pick them up at a company facility could add billions in revenue to the e-commerce giant, says Pacific Crest Securities.
By Brian Deagon on 21st September 2016Read More
A new study released this week has found that a staggering number of UK retailers do not meet customer privacy standards. New research carried out by Compuware has found that 77 per cent of retailers don’t know how they will respond to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
By Ben Stevens on 13th September 2016Read More