H&M is moving towards shopping made simple. The brand partnered with Google to launch a streamlined holiday shopping service operated by voice command. Called the H&M Home Gift Guide, the voice application provides inspiration and ideas for holiday gifts from the H&M Home line. The easy-to-use feature […]

Almost three in five UK shoppers (58 percent) who received deliveries over the Christmas period last year experienced a problem, according to a survey by consumer group Which?, with only a third (32 percent) of people feeling like deliveries went completely as planned. The most common problems were […]

Shoppers are expected to spend 1.65 billion pounds on ‘Super Saturday’ (December 22), as they finish off buying presents in preparation for Christmas Day. According to new research from Centre for Retail Research commissioned by VoucherCodes.co.uk, 10.1 million people will hit the UK’s high streets […]

London’s Icon Outlet at the O2 has announced that Tommy Hilfiger and Fatface have joined its line-up of retailers just in time for Christmas, with French Sole and Osprey London set to open later this month. Tommy Hilfiger and Fatface will be joining the list of 12 retailers who have joined since the […]

If you feel like the news on Monday that Laura Ashley would be closing 40 of its stores felt oddly familiar, it’s because it is. The UK is facing an increasing amount of store closures, and the once flowery Laura Ashley is the latest retailer to wilt in the country’s struggling high street. House of […]

It looks like poor weather this weekend has further hurt the UK’s struggling high street, with footfall down 9 percent on Saturday compared to the same day last year, according to retail experts Springboard. Including shopping centres and retail parks, footfall was 7.3 percent lower than in 2017. Cold […]

Retailers might have reined in promotions after Black Friday, but new research from PwC has stated that retailers have started to increase discounts to capitalise on the Christmas shopping rush. According to new research by PwC, 74 percent of high street stores and 79 percent of online retailers offered […]

Online returns in the UK are predicted to increase by 27.3 percent in the next five years and hit a total of 5.6 billion pounds by 2023, a new study by data and analytics company GlobalData reveals. The rapid growth however still represents a lower return rate due to an even faster increase of online […]

The impact of Black Friday returns on UK retail has been revealed, and it’s not pretty. This year’s online returns is predicted to cost fashion retailers 1.6 billion pounds, according to returns management platform ReBound Returns. The overall UK retail sector is set to suffer return prices totalling […]

The turnaround of high street department store chain House of Fraser is facing significant challenge. Parent company Sports Direct chief Mike Ashley stated the company is facing a multitude of challenges to turn the ailing store group into the "Harrods of the high street." Ashley this week unveiled […]

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