Businesses in areas where local lockdowns are enforced will be able to put staff back on the furlough scheme if they were previously on it, the government has said. It comes after Leicester became the first city in the UK to enforce a local lockdown and close all non-essential stores following a spike […]

Swedish payment provider and bank Klarna, well-known for its ‘shop now, pay later’ service, has announced that it has successfully launched in Spain by introducing ‘Pay in 3’. The ‘Pay in 3’ option will enable shoppers to split their purchases into three, interest-free equal payments that will be charged […]

The week that England’s non-essential stores reopened saw online retail sales surge by 41.3 percent year-on-year, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index. What’s particularly interesting is that for multichannel retailers, despite their physical stores reopening on 15 June, online […]

IN PICTURESFrench footwear brand Veja has opened its latest store in a former military barracks in Bordeaux. The barracks, called Darwin, have been transformed into a hybrid space bringing together 50 associations and 200 companies. Veja x Darwin will act as the brands “store of the future”, where it […]

In their e-commerce experience, consumers consider returns as equally significant as delivery and payment and many feel that retailers’ returns process for previously purchased items could be improved. That’s according to a survey commissioned by international e-commerce solution provider Doodle. In […]

The Covid-19 pandemic left shopping malls and streets completely deserted. Instead of manoeuvring several bags through oncoming pedestrians, items were conveniently placed into a digital shopping cart and ordered at home. Meanwhile, shops are open again, but the coronavirus is still in circulation and […]

H&M has opened an online store on, a South Korean online shopping platform owned by department store franchise Shinsegae Group. The store will feature a range of H&M’s womenswear, menswear, and kidswear as well as products from H&M Home. The Swedish retail giant first opened a store in South […]

Kenzo has opened its inaugural US flagship in New York City, marking the first Kenzo boutique in the world designed by creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista. Located in Soho at the corner of Grand and Mercer streets, the new “dynamic concept” from Baptista embraces the historic cast-iron façade […]

Monsoon Accessorize is to save 57 more stores than previously expected following successful talks with its landlords over a shift to turnover-based rents. The company’s administrator FRP Advisory now expects to save 157 of the company's 230 stores, and save 2,400 jobs, The Telegraph reports. Those stores […]

Non-essential stores in the city of Leicester have been forced to close again following a surge in Covid-19 cases. The new stricter measures will last for at least two weeks and will also apply to certain areas surrounding the city. After the two weeks, the measures will be reviewed. Non-essential stores […]

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