No cash, no cards, no wallet, and no smartphones: China's shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country embraces facial payment technology. China's mobile payment infrastructure is one of the most advanced in the world, but the new systems -- which require […]

US pop star Ariana Grande has sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for using her trademark style to promote its products without her permission, including adverts featuring a "look-alike model." Grande is seeking 10 million dollars over claims the brand, and its spin-off cosmetics line Riley Rose, created […]

August 2019 same-store sales including online sales at Uniqlo Japan, part of the Fast Retailing Group, increased by 9.9 percent year on year. The company said in a statement that total sales including online sales increased by 9.5 percent. The company attributed same-store sales rise in August to the […]

John Lewis said in a statement that total sales for the week ending August 31, 2019 were down 7.2 percent, on the same week last year as warm weather over the bank holiday weekend impacted trade. Fashion sales were also down 5.8 percent. The company added that schoolwear sales, however picked up towards […]

Stitch Fix is in a phase of growth. The online personal styling service has purchased the technology from Finery, a digital wardrobe startup founded by model Brooklyn Decker and journalist Whitney Casey. Finery announced the news in an email sent to its users on Friday. The message stated, "Our original […]

Europe's "long battle" against fake goods from China has become even more difficult with the upsurge in online shopping, where fraudulent and often dangerous products were being sold, an EU official said Tuesday. "The biggest, most worrying border is between China and your home," said Ernesto Bianchi, […]

VIA Outlets, the fastest-growing owner-operator of premium outlet centres in Europe, has confirmed that both Hammerson and APG have each increased their ownership to create a 50:50 joint venture to “streamline” the structure of the business. Hammerson and APG have increased their shares in the 1.6 billion […]

CEO INTERVIEWFor most people, work is the last thing they want to think about while on vacation. For Alberto Espinos, however, a trip to Thailand with some friends in 2016 generated a business idea that flipped his career upside down. After hiking hundreds of hours carrying heavy backpacks, he and his […]

Austrian fibre producer, The Lenzing Group, received confirmation of the full biodegradability of its fibers in fresh water by the independent research laboratory Organic Waste Systems (OWS). The new and existing international certifications conducted by OWS and issued by TÜV Austria verify that Lenzing’s […]

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is facing mounting opposition ahead of the company’s annual general meeting on 11 September as a third advisory firm has recommended that shareholders vote against his reelection. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) joined calls from Pirc and Glass Lewis’ to oust […]

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