It looks like the growing uncertainty around the UK leaving the EU in March continues to affect UK retail, as UK consumer confidence dropped to its lowest point of the year in November, falling three points to -13, according to GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index. Commenting on the results […]

The world of commerce is growing quickly. Contactless card payments, in-app purchasing and voice command purchasing were once alien concepts for shoppers, but are now well and truly integrated into our everyday lives. But how will commerce continue to change, and how can retailers keep up? That was […]

Brazil may be in the middle of a major economic crisis, but that doesn’t mean foreign e-commerce companies should ignore the country. A new report by the Ecommerce Foundation about the Brazilian e-commerce landscape shows that buying products from international online shops is a habit for no less than […]

Retailers should be wary of the long-term effects of the success of this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. In a report published this week, Bloomberg warned of that retailers might experience a ‘February hangover,’ or a sharp decline in sales following this holiday season. As retailers compete […]

Dutch fashion brand Mexx has finally taken the first step in its relaunching strategy, with the opening of a new store in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. Spanning over 300 square meters, this is the first opening following the company’s acquisition by RNF Holding last year. “Mexx is going back to its roots. […]

A cropped top in jersey featuring glittery threads with narrow shoulder straps retails for just 3.99 pounds on the H&M website. A pair of blue skinny jeans is a steal for 7 pounds at Primark. These retailers, along with most of the UK high street chains including Topshop, Asos and Boohoo, defended their […]

Leading UK nursery brand Mamas & Papas is set to open a 2,500 square foot concession in Next Home, at Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway Retail Park. The concession will be the first of its kind for the brand, and will offer baby clothing alongside in-store services like group educational events for parents-to-be […]

As 29 March fast approaches, and the UK prepares itself - as well as it can - to leave the European Union, new research shows that more than a third of UK retailers aren’t fully prepared for the potential outcome of a no-deal Brexit. The research, conducted by Retail Economics and Squire Patton Boggs, […]

Black Friday has definitely made its way across the pond and, even though it may not be as advantageous for some retailers as one would like to believe, the bargaining event is most probably not going anywhere. These are the main stats and figures of this year’s Black Friday in the UK, as assessed by […]

Watch out, Amazon, for Etsy is becoming the online marketplace of choice for many US shoppers. That’s one of the conclusions in the latest report on the state of e-commerce in the United States, published this week by the Ecommerce Foundation. Amazon websites continue to be the undisputable champions […]

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