Mobile and international sales pushed online sales to a record high this Black Friday, ahead of the Monday after Thanksgiving, known as Cyber Monday, which is usually thought of as the biggest online shopping day. Online sales during Black Friday past the 2 billion dollar, or 1.27 billion pound mark […]

British fashion label Bench is expanding its presence in Munich, Germany to become its second main business location after its headquarters in Manchester, as the German market continues to become more significant for the brand. From March, 2015 onwards, Bench will operate from its new 3,000 square meter […]

Monty the Penguin in John Lewis’ 2014 Christmas ad campaign is “more compelling” than the retailer’s ‘bear and the hare’ ad from last year, according to research from market research firm Ipsos Mori. The research conducted in partnership with RealEyes used facial […]

The Woolmark Company has launched an e-commerce marketplace on its consumer-facing website,, as it looks to make Merino wool products more “discoverable” for consumers worldwide. doesn’t sell products directly, but instead acts as an aggregator powered by ShopStyle […]

AgilOne, a predictive creative cloud, has completed a survey of marketing personalisation preferences for shoppers in different territories. The company surveyed more than 3,000 adult consumers in the US and UK on their shopping personalization preferences using retail research agency Conlumino. Everyday […]

London fashion week designer Roland Mouret has implemented new technologies from Swipezoom and Beffitd online on his eponymous label's e-commerce flagship store to enhance its overall customer experience. E-commerce solution Swipezoom helps streamline the process of international shipping by eliminating […]

British model Naomi Campbell launched a pop-up fashion shop in east London to raise awareness of the spread of Ebola on Thursday. Sporting a thick fringe and wearing a plunging grey dress, Campbell showed off party dresses, glittery high heels and other pieces donated by designers and friends to be […]

INTERVIEW_ German clothing retailer Takko Style continues its expansion in the Russian market and plans to open five more stores by the end of the year. And in 2015, the value fashion retailer will even head to Russia's east. In an interview with Yankeemagazines, Konstantin Arkhipov, CEO of Takko CIS, […]

Sales of clothing volume in the year to November fell 39 percent according to the CBI. CBI's latest quarterly Distributive Trades Survey stated there was growth expected in the run up to the Christmas period, but even online sales of clothing was weak. Some 44 percent of respondents from 133 companies […]

It looks like retailers’ heavy investment in Black Friday promotions is set to pay off, as almost half of UK shoppers say they will participate in the shopping event, as awareness of the US retail occasion reaches an all-time high in the UK, according to new research from Verdict. The research […]