Japan’s army of retail investors, no strangers to high risk bets in the past, have emerged as a major force in bitcoin’s spectacular rally, now accounting for an estimated 30-50 percent of trading in the cryptocurrency as it spikes to record highs.
By Hideyuki Sano on 13th Dec 2017Read More
A package dubbed the Gentleman's Box arrives at Todd Denney's home in Hampton, Va., each month filled with trendy fashion items that are designed to transform mere men into dignified dudes.
By Frank Witsil on 23rd July 2017Read More
As Amazon and Walmart continue their battle to become the world’s largest retailer, another longtime rival in the e-commerce business, eBay, is now stepping up its game as well.
By Sarah Perez on 21st June 2017Read More
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