Tommy Hilfiger is turning away from direct-to-consumer brick-and-mortar retail. Today, the American brand is closing the doors to its four-level New York flagship on major shopping street Fifth Avenue, and next it will close its Miami store on Collins Avenue. Tommy Hilfiger had operated its New York […]

The total cost of crime and crime prevention for British retailers increased by 12 percent to 1.9 billion pounds last year - equivalent to approximately 20 percent of the estimated profits of the entire industry - according to a new report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The survey of 11,000 […]

British jewellery chain Links of London has reportedly called in advisers from Deloitte as the company faces collapse. According to The Sunday Times, the struggling retailer is considering launching a CVA to reduce rents and close stores. A collapse could put as many as 500 jobs at risk. The company […]

China and Italy are strengthening their relationship where it concerns fashion and retail. The AliExpress portal, Alibaba's web retail platform, is officially launching in Italy in March, the first country outside of China, although the portal has been operational for some time. "The Italian project […]

American consumers are more open to buy and sell secondhand apparel than ever before: the resale market has grown 21 times faster than the retail fashion market over the past three years and is projected to grow from 24 billion US dollars to 51 billion US dollars in the next five years, according to […]

Contemporary Swedish fashion label Filippa K has launched a new brand website that offers an optimised and personalised shopping experience for its global audience, as part of its strategy to provide “a start of the art and customer-focused experience both off and online”. The new-look website, which […]

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that it will reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest, without purchasing offsets, in line with the pathway set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global warming to 1.5C. The move will see […]

So much has changed in retail in the last twenty years that it may seem almost impossible to predict what the next 20 years have in store. But market research firm Euromonitor did just that. The company just published a white paper exploring how technology can change commerce and consumer behavior over […]

Personal styling service Trunk Club launched a new feature today to allow its customers to add three additional small items such as undergarments or accessories to their orders. The Nordstrom-owned personal styling service is designed to match shoppers with curated selections of clothing based on their […]

Walmart announced earlier this week that it will discontinue its popular "Savings Catcher" price match initiative. Under the program, the retailer would match the price of a competitor if a shopper found an identical item priced for less than Walmart's price. The retail giant would issue a gift card […]

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