Shop prices in January rose by the fastest pace in almost six years despite the post-Christmas discounting period, according to new figures. The BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index revealed that shops increased prices by 0.4 percent compared to the same period a year earlier - the biggest increase recorded […]

Amazon's newest technology is meant to revolutionize the way we shop for clothing online. The retail giant is developing an app that will work as a virtual fitting room so shoppers can try on clothes prior to purchase. The patent is still in its early stages, however it is known that the potential app […]

Lacoste, Whistles and Skopes are set to be the latest names to join Meadowhall’s impressive portfolio of fashion retailers following the shopping centre's multi-million-pound refurbishment last year. Lacoste will open a 1,700 square foot store on a 10 year lease, Whistles will open a 990 square foot […]

Brand new fitness and athleisure brand Audacia London has launched a pop-up in the Topshop store in Oxford Circus. The pop up, found on the ground floor of the iconic London store, showcases the brand’s full debut collection and will be open until 9 February. Born in East London, Audacia’s designs are […]

Brexit uncertainty has topped the list of British consumer concerns heading into 2019, according to a new Natwest and Retail Economics report. The report, which surveyed a sample of 2,000 consumers in december 2018, shows that almost half (48 percent) of respondents say Brexit is their biggest concern […]

Retail is rapidly evolving, and we’re at the forefront, working with cutting-edge brands and innovators to prepare for the present – and future. We’ve identified five key aspects that define the physical retail of tomorrow, which will be increasingly focused on community, empathy, discretion, dynamism […]

Discount fashion chain Peacocks is increasing the maximum time it takes to pay for shipments from 90 days to 130 days in a move that aims to see suppliers paid faster. In a letter written to suppliers and seen by the Sunday Times, it was revealed that suppliers would now be using finance company Tradewind […]

Retail sales stabilised in the year to January, remaining well below average for the time of year, but are expected to grow in february, according to new data from the CBI Distributive Trades Survey. Sales volumes fell in the majority of retail sub-sectors, with clothing (-43 percent) and footwear and […]

A 300 million pound project to add 30,000 square feet of new retail space to Oxford Street in London has been given the green light. Westminster City Council agreed to the project which would see six buildings demolished between Oxford Street, Berwick Street and Wardour Street to make room for the development. […]

Armani is giving its Madison Avenue flagship a unique update. The luxury brand plans to redevelop the New York Giorgio Armani boutique at 760 Madison Avenue into a residence - while still maintaining its retail element. The Armani Group has partnered with SL Green, New York’s largest commercial property […]

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