US discount department store chain Ross Stores has announced the opening of 39 new locations across 17 different states in October. The new locations, 30 of which are Ross Dress for Less stores and the remaining nine dd's Discounts stores, bring the company's total store openings this year to 66. “We […]

UK footfall across all retail destinations dropped by 1.2 percent last week from the week before, with high streets suffering the worst decline. The latest figures from Springboard reveal footfall dropped 3 percent last week across high streets and 0.1 percent in shopping centres - retail parks were […]

Marks & Spencer has said it will appoint over 500 fixed-term employees to its online distribution team as it gears up for a digital-heavy Christmas shopping period. That’s a 30 percent increase to the British retailer’s team at Castle Donington, bringing the location's workforce to around 4,000. It […]

Christopher John Rogers fans can now enjoy the beauty of shopping for the brand on christopherjohnrogers.com. The brand has launched e-commerce for customers to be able to pre-order the spring 2021 collection online. The site was designed in collaboration with Barcelona-based architectural and design […]

Daily Paper, the Amsterdam-based clothing line, has opened their first NYC flagship store, located at Delancey Street. The design for the store was inspired by African culture in conjunction with contemporary design. Daily Paper is considered one of the fastest-growing European fashion brands. The Daily […]

A surge in online shopping and orders has seen the UK’s Royal Mail anticipate a need to hire 33,000 seasonal workers, an increase of 66 percent. The postal service typically employs between 15,000 and 23,000 extra staff between October and January, however temporary workers will be needed in sorting […]

H&M has launched its first e-store in Australia and its H&M Member loyalty programme globally. Thomas Coellner, H&M’s Australian country manager, said in a statement: “We are very excited to finally launch H&M online in Australia and to be able to offer our fashion collections to customers […]

Facebook Inc. has said its WhatsApp messaging app will begin to provide in-app purchases and hosting services. Whatsapp will now permit businesses to sell products on the Whatsapp app via Facebook shops, an online store launched in May. Users will be able to browse through a store’s catalogue in a chat, […]

UK retail sales increased by 1.5 percent in September compared to August, marking the fifth consecutive month of growth. Sales are now 5.5 percent higher than they were at February's pre-pandemic levels, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In the three months to September, retail […]

Three years ago, in 2017, Gap closed its UK merchandising operations. The New York-based company had sought to centralise its global workforce, despite the European market showing different requirements in assortment and fit. At the time it affected all roles within the UK team, from allocators and […]

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