German online retailer Zalando is moving more stores online amidst countries having to resort to lockdowns again to curb the spike in coronavirus cases. Zalando had been preparing for a second wave of coronavirus infections well before countries began reenacting lockdown measures. The news was reported […]

Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and even Target have boarded up stores as extra security measures during the current election chaos in the US. Retailers have long suffered in times of political unrest, most notably this summer during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “While […]

The Post Office is urging the public to plan ahead of the Christmas rush this year as over 50 percent of Brits said that they plan to buy more presents online this year. Despite this, only a quarter of respondents said they would plan Christmas earlier this year, according to a survey of 2,028 UK adults […]

Asos has announced a partnership with global payment platform Apexx. In the new partnership, Apexx will manage the authorisation, optimisation and processing of transactions made through Asos’ Payments Orchestration Layer across several of its European markets. The service will be rolled out in more […]

Non-essential retailers in England are expected to see a decline in sales of 6.8 billion pounds due to the UK’s second lockdown starting on 5 November. Sales across the apparel sector are predicted to decrease as consumers’ needs for new outfits will not be as strong due to cancelled parties and limited […]

Marks & Spencer has rolled out its ‘Sparks Book & Shop’ online reservation service to all of its 566 food halls and larger stores ahead of the UK’s second lockdown on 5 November. The ‘Sparks Book & Shop’ service allows customers to book a time slot to shop at the retailer for essential and non-essential […]

British online supermarket Ocado is considering an expansion into clothing and homeware. The retailer has seen impressive growth recently and has increasingly been selling the technology driving its automated warehouses to other companies around the world. The company said Monday it has bought two US […]

UK footfall across all retail destinations rose by 6.2 percent last week compared to the week before, despite a 53.7 percent decline in Wales where the country is in a ‘firebreak’ lockdown. In the final week of England’s tiered lockdown system, footfall rose by 3.5 percent in retail parks, 5.2 percent […]

Luxury Scottish knitwear brand Begg x Co has opened its first standalone retail space with a pop-up shop in London. Located on Chelsea’s Draycott Avenue, home to boutiques such as Chanel, Joseph and Golden Goose, the pop-up is stocked with the brand’s autumn/winter 2020 unisex knitwear, accessories […]

London-based fine jewellery brand The Alkemistry has launched its first pop-up in the Middle East. The pop-up will be located within Galeries Lafayette in Doha, Qatar from this November and will showcase new designs from The Alkemistry’s most popular female designers alongside their very own unique […]

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