LabTech, the owner of Camden Market, has announced that four new retailers have signed to London’s first eco-market, Buck Street Market. Lifestyle retailer Londonworks will open a 900-square-foot space dedicated to ‘slow fashion’, offering trend-lend clothing from brands such as vegan and fair-trade […]

Primark has opened the doors of its very first pop-up store to mark the launch of its new Wellness collection. The Irish fast-fashion company has opened the 1,500-square-foot space at BoxPark in Shoreditch - a shopping destination in East London constructed entirely out of refitted shipping containers. […]

NearSt, a British retail tech startup that Google is backing to drive more people into the country’s ailing high streets, has raised 2 million pounds in seed funding. The newest funding round, which was led by consumer tech specialists YYX Capital, brings the total raised by NearSt to 3.2 million pounds. […]

Swedish socks, underwear, and swimwear brand Happy Socks is deepening its roots in New York City with the opening of its latest retail store in Union Square. According to an announcement from the company, this will be its second-largest location in the United States. The company’s fifth New York City […]

Ongoing negotiations with the EU could end with higher retail prices for UK consumers and even a reduced availability of goods. Until the UK government comes to a practical agreement, higher costs for shoppers are inevitable. A new report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) calles for a fair deal […]

JD Sports is partnering with payment platform Laybuy to allow its online customers in the UK to use a ‘buy now, pay later’ service. The service, which is becoming increasingly popular among fashion retailers, allows JD Sports shoppers to spread the cost of their purchases over six equal weekly interest-free […]

Reiss has announced a new partnership with order management specialist OneStock to help optimise the British fashion brand’s omnichannel logistics operations. The British retailer, which operates in 15 countries and trades from over 230 stores worldwide, will implement OneStock’s optimised order management […]

Marks and Spencer this week confirmed it would close two distribution centres, potentially putting nearly 700 jobs at risk. The closures, which are in Derbyshire and Sheffield respectively, come amid an operational review and will see the high street giant move to a nationally connected network of distribution […]

Value retailer Poundland has sold close to 40,000 engagements rings before Valentine’s Day, the retailer told the BBC. Costing just one pound, demand has nearly doubled since 2019, with the rings meant to be used as “placeholders” for “real” rings, the companysaid. Spending on Valentine’s Day soared […]

One wouldn’t be alone in thinking designer brands and Amazon do not make equal pairings, yet the online retail behemoth has secretly been operating a luxury site since autumn. In September a new e-commerce store called VRSNL, pronounced ‘versional’, launched without any fanfare or promotional marketing […]

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