London - British department store group House of Fraser is aiming to reduce rents on a number of stores following difficult trading conditions. The retailer has confirmed it reached out to some of its landlords, asking their "support" for HoF's ongoing transformation scheme. The request, first reported […]

Asda has launched the UK’s first automated power tower that can dispense online orders in less than 60 seconds at its Trafford Park store. The parcel tower, which stands 16 foot tall an 8 foot wide, acts as a parcel vending machine where customers can pick up online orders from the supermarket’s fashion […]

The term 'restructuring' has become synonymous with struggling, underperforming brands, and the latest luxury company facing the predicament of store closures is Marc Jacobs. It's never cool for a brand to close a flagship store, and the news that Marc Jacobs is shuttering its Mount Street boutique […]

London - Should online fashion retailers be afraid of H&M's latest retail initiative? A new media report claims Hennes & Mauritz is set to launch a new online sales platform offering branded clothing at discount price later this year. A report from Swedish news website Breakit stated that H&M is working […]

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has come under fire over its handling of user data in an episode that underscores growing concerns for privacy in the hyper-digitised country. Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial was forced to apologise on Wednesday after users said they felt misled into allowing its Alipay […]

McArthurGlen has confirmed that the planned 100,000 square foot extension to its Ashford Designer Outlet expansion will open in autumn 2019, following the appointment of McLaren Construction as the contractor to build the 90 million pound extension. Building work on the phase II expansion will begin […]

Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP has awarded 400,000 pounds of funding to Marketing Gloucester to open the UK’s first national centre for digital retail innovation, which will open in the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gloucester this year. The UK Digital Retail innovation Centre […]

PODCAST - In this monthly Fashion Friday podcast series by Euromonitor International, we will have a closer look at the top performing brands in Apparel and Footwear 2017. Euromonitor’s provisional data for apparel and footwear reveal the industry will have another strong year and emerging markets continues […]

London - US fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 may exit the Benelux market for good, as it set to close its flagship store in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The flagship store’s general manager Benjamin Colin confirmed the impending store closure via LinkedIn, adding that more than a hundred employees are […]

London - Topshop/Topman is slated to open its first store in Shanghai, China autumn 2018. The high street retailer’s first store in China will span approximately 36,600 square feet and will be located on Huaihai Middle Road, according to Fashion Network. Work on the new flagship store had already begun, […]