OPINION It doesn’t take much observation to notice that a radical change is raging through our current retail landscape. A change that is not only affecting retail, but the consumer industry as a whole. The hospitality business, the food and service industry, travel, financial services, energy, entertainment, […]

Appear Here, the leading marketplace for short-term retail space, has opened its third Space for Ideas competition, offering four aspiring entrepreneurs to win a two-week free store in the centre of London, Paris, New York or Los Angeles. The competition to discover and launch the next big retail idea, […]

Alexander McQueen this week debuted its new London flagship boutique, located at 27 Old Bond Street. The British luxury brand opened an 11,000 sq ft space at the former DKNY address in London’s Mayfair. Housing both its men’s and women’s collection, the company is planning to double its brick and mortar […]

Holiday discounting and a last-minute surge of Christmas shopping did little to restore festive cheer to the UK high street in December, according to new figures by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO. The crucial Christmas trading period instead marked the sixth consecutive December to record […]

Contemporary luxury jewellery brand Azza Fahmy has opened its first store in the US with a boutique at the Waldorf Astoria in Los Angeles. Azza Fahmy jewellery, which has become synonymous for translating cultural and historic references to unique modern designs, will be offering an exclusive hand-crafted […]

Despite the crisis, the month of December was positive for many Brazilian fashion retailers, according to the Brazilian Association of Textile Retail (ABVTEX, in the original acronym) which represents around 90 prominent fashion brands, including C&A, Zara, Hering, Forever 21, Dafiti Group, Netshoes […]

Those who thought the “yellow vest” movement in France had lost momentum were definitely in the wrong. Participation in the weekly protests grew again last weekend, following a holiday drop. About 50,000 people took to the streets across the country. Once again, the marches started peacefully, but quickly […]

The number of UK retailers going into administration in 2018 rose 6 percent from 118 in 2017, according to research by Deloitte that was reported by City AM. Of those that fell into administration, 26 were large brands - an increase from 17 in 2017. Retail company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) rose […]

Centre:MK in Milton Keynes has reported a 1.13 percent year-on-year increase in footfall in 2018, bucking the nationwide trend of declining footfall. As one of the top 10 shopping centres in the UK, Centre:MK attracted close to 25 million shoppers in 2018, including 3.5 million over the Christmas period, […]

Tom Ford has been crowned as Europe’s most searched for luxury brand, according to independent research from e-commerce advertising and shopping comparison service, Kelkoo. The report, which looked at spending habits across all major European retail markets, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy […]

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