London - It has been four years since Hema opened its first store in the UK. Since then the Dutch value retailer has opened seven more stores, operating a total of eight locations. However, now that the retail company is hoping to attract a new owner, it is keen to ramp up its international expansion […]

UK retail sales bounced back in April seeing a growth of 1.6 percent in all sectors after seeing decline in March, according to the Office for National Statistics. Department stores, however, showed a different monthly picture as the only sector to report a fall in quantities bought, at negative 0.9 […]

London - The Selfridges Group can rest assured once more, now that its iconic department store Selfridges has managed to retain its title as ‘the Best Department Store in the World’ for the fourth time. Selfridges was internationally recognised as the Best Department Store in the World 2018 during a […]

British department store group Debenhams continues to strengthen its beauty offering by partnering with Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland to launch #Beautyhub. The ‘test and learn’ concept is the first multi-brand in-store concept at Debenhams and is being trialed at Debenhams’Stevenage store, in […]

New technologies that can reduce carbon emissions and deliver shoppers’ bags directly to their cars will be tested by shopping centre owner Intu across its 14 UK locations this month as part of its second start-up accelerator programme. The shopping centre owner has signed up seven start-up companies, […]

INTERVIEW In 1970 Dick Haynes, together with his roommate Scott Belair, opened their first store selling only second hand clothing, furniture, decor, and jewelry. The company, originally called ‘Free People’, grew steadily, eventually expanding into its sister brand Urban Outfitters. It was in the 1990s […]

Italian fashion brand Antony Morato is continuing its international expansion by opening its first flagship store in India, which is located at Palladium Mall in Mumbai, the country's second most important shopping mall. The company announced the foray on Wednesday in a press release. "This important […]

Spanish company Mango launched the third edition of its sustainable "Committed" collection just one month ago. In the collection Mango used fabrics like tencelTM, lyocell, recycled polyester and organic cotton; further strengthening the company's commitment to responsible fashion. The third edition […]

It is now possible to buy Esprit’s products directly through its Instagram account, the brand revealed this Tuesday. Pictures with tagged products will include a shopping bag icon that reveals the products’ description and pricing once a user taps on it. If interested, the user can tap on the icon again […]

UPDATE Marks & Spencer has earmarked 14 more UK stores for potential closure as it continues to restructure its UK store estate in line with its wider turnaround plan and aim to capture a third of its sales online. M&S is set to close over 100 stores by 2022, including 21 stores which have already closed […]

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