Barclaycard Payments has reported a 13.6 percent decrease in the volume of payments as of 12:00 on Black Friday, compared to the same day in 2019. There has been a decrease in the overall transaction value of 7.3 percent compared to 2019 and a 30.5 percent increase in e-commerce transactions compared […]

Anya Hindmarch has joined the roster of brands boycotting Black Friday this year, and has instead announced another initiative. The luxury handbag brand will donate all profits made during the busy shopping event to charity. All of the brand's profits made from sale between November 27 and November […]

Retailers in London’s King’s Cross are asking shoppers for help this holiday season. In a campaign called United We Shop over 30 retail stores and brands are calling on Londoners to ‘shop out to help out’ this Christmas The brands have highlighted how December 2020 is going to be more important than […]

Marks & Spencer has decided to give employees Boxing Day off this year after originally planning to open 200 of its stores on December 26. The retailer will now close all of its owned stores in the UK on Boxing Day, as well as its customer contact and distribution centres in Castle Donington, “so that […]

Amazon has announced it is giving a total of 500 million dollars to its front-line employees through a special recognition bonus. Full-time US operations staff who are employed by Amazon from December 1 to December 31 will receive a bonus of 300 dollars, while those working part-time will receive 150 […]

John lewis has announced a number of new measures to ensure “fuss-free shopping” for customers ahead of stores reopening in England next month. The British retailer will offer shoppers the opportunity to book timed shopping slots in advance when non-essential stores are permitted to reopen on 2 December. […]

The London Designer Outlet (LDO) is set to expand its Adidas store to adopt its new design format, which will be a first for UK outlets. Adidas will increase its floor space by 63 percent to 10,550 square feet. The new design format will concentrate on featuring high-resolution interactive displays […]

New research has revealed that just one in ten shoppers are “done and dusted” with their Christmas shopping. ‘Buy now, pay later’ payment service Klarna surveyed 2,000 Klarna users on an in-app survey about their Christmas shopping for this year. The results revealed that 16 percent of shoppers plan […]

Half of UK shoppers would be willing to wait longer to receive an online order if they knew it would be delivered in a sustainable way, new research suggests. That compares to 38 percent of Germans who would be willing to wait longer for greener delivery, according to research by Ford. For those in […]

Net-a-Porter has become the latest retail partner of Kim Kardashian's shapewear and loungewear line, Skims. The luxury e-tailer is Skims' third retail partner, after Nordstrom and Selfridges. The core range of the brand's underwear, shapewear, and loungewear will be available through the Net-a-Porter […]

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