Casual apparel brand Uniqlo is set to continue its European expansion by adding Italy to its retail portfolio in 2019. Fast Retailing, the Japanese company which owns the brand, has issued a statement revealing its plans to open the first Uniqlo shop in Italy next fall, to be located in Piazza Cordusio, […]

More than a third of shoppers avoided the queues and chaos on Black Friday, as smartphones took 33.5 percent of the 6.22 billion dollars that was spent in the United States. Sales soared 23 percent versus 2017 according to Adobe, which tracks millions of transactions across a range of retail sites. […]

The UK’s trade union GMB is staging protests across the UK against ‘inhumane working conditions’ in Amazon warehouses. Hundreds are expected to take part in the protests at Amazon warehouses in Rugeley, Swansea, Peterborough, Milton Keynes and Warrington. ‘Black Friday protests’ are also taking place […]

INTERVIEW Love it or hate it, it looks like Black Friday is here to stay, with the UK sales extravaganza now reaching almost every nook and cranny of both the online and physical retail world. But under the weekend’s attractive promise of just-in-time-for-Christmas discount prices, is the shopping bonanza […]

Marie Claire is venturing into e-commerce with the launch of a fashion aggregator with items curated by its editors. The platform, which aims to increase the publication’s revenue, is called “Marie Claire Edit” and features both high-street and couture labels. “What if we could tell you that you could […]

UK retailers are doing more and more to bridge the gap between their physical and online stores, new research from Hitachi Consulting reveals. In a study of UK retailers in the pre-Christmas period, click and collect and in-store wifi topped the list of most popular technologies, used by 77 percent […]

The Black Friday discount period, once restricted to the US market, has undoubtedly made a name for itself in the UK, but the shopping bonanza seems to have somewhat lost its buzz in recent years. Well, according to new research by British property development company Hammerson, there is something that […]

With Black Friday just around the corner, online giant Amazon has suffered a major data breach that saw customers’ emails and names being posted on the company’s website. The website announced in an email that the breach was the result of a technical issue. Customers affected by the data breach were […]

Joining Black Friday, the American discounting frenzy that is slowly taking over other countries, may seem like a win-win situation. By offering generous discounts, retailers can attract new customers and increase earnings by selling larger quantities than usual, right? Well, not so much. While some […]

Major London landlord Grosvenor is opening a new ‘premium yet affordable’ multi-brand concept store on its London Estate at 55 Duke Street, in North Mayfair on the 22 November. The concept store - just a stone’s throw from Oxford Street - will offer menswear and womenswear, as well as gifts and accessories […]

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