Shop Direct, once the UK's most successful pureplay online retailers is planning to close seven stores. The fashion group and parent company to Very, Littlewoods and Very Exclusive, announced proposals to close its standalone clearance operation, Littlewoods Clearance, which would impact 143 permanent […]

Following the filing of bankruptcy by Sears Holdings, 142 Sears & Kmart stores across the US will be liquidated. Here is a map showing their locations. While bankruptcy of Sears means havoc for its shareholders, many landlords are happy to see them go. According to NBC News, one location in Staten Island, […]

British heritage label Burberry will be starting a series of surprise monthly product releases. On the 17th of each month, new products will be made available for purchase for 24 hours only on the company’s Instagram and WeChat profiles. Titled “B Series”, the retail strategy coined by the brand’s new […]

To enter the market in the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Shoe retailer Deichmann SE has entered into a long-term partnership with Azadea Group. The opening of the first store on the Arabian Peninsula under the Deichmann brand, the company said, is scheduled for 2019 in Dubai. "We are aiming […]

The Springs, a 350,000 square foot retail and leisure park at Thorpe Park Leeds, has officially opened, featuring fashion retailers H&M, Next, TK Maxx, River Island and Outfit. Owned by UK and international real estate developer Scarborough International Properties in a joint venture with Legal and […]

Sustainable fashion brands are gaining market share, but considered designer alternatives are still not fully tapping into the eco conscious consumer. While there is an increase in shoppers looking for sustainable and considered fashion, there is a clear need to educate shoppers to make the connection, […]

American department store chain Sears, called the “Amazon of the 1930s” by CNBC, is struggling to stay afloat in today’s retail landscape. The company’s stock dropped by 32 percent this week, now just worth 59 cents per share. Ten years ago, shares of Sears traded for up to 144 dollars. CNBC reported […]

Fashion and lifestyle brand Hush is launching a series of regional pop-ups in London and Leeds to celebrate its autumn/winter 2018 collection by offering its consumers a unique offline experience. The pop-ups will feature the brand’s new styles, allowing consumers to try on pieces from the autumn/winter […]

While augmented reality and virtual reality are believed to revolutionize the retail landscape, a new research conducted in the UK shows otherwise. Conducted by Censuswide and payments provider Klarna, which signed a worldwide deal with H&M this week, the study revealed 4 in 5 UK shoppers are not interested […]

There’s no way around it: high street retailers need to be on social media these days. But it doesn’t suffice to have an online presence: they must successfully engage followers to turn them into loyal customers. Which UK fashion retailers are nailing social media marketing? Retail search marketing […]