Amazon is considering open stores in Germany, its second biggest market after the United States. Amazon has physical stores in the United States, its largest market, including Whole Foods, which they acquired and checkout-free Amazon Go food stores. Ralf Kleber, Amazon's e-commerce head in Germany, […]

Luxury department store Selfridges is partnering with streetwear blog Highsnobiety to showcase what they are calling a “first-of-its-kind” pop-up concept that will feature curated product drops and exclusive collaborations. ‘The Co,Lab.’ retail concept will intersect “luxury fashion and streetwear, […]

UK shopping centre Centre:MK has reported a 2.5 percent year-on-year increase in footfall for 2019, bucking the national trend of declining footfall. Named as one of the top 10 shopping centres in the UK by GlobalData, CentreMK attracts more than 24 million visitors each year, and over the Christmas […]

UK store footfall fell by 7.2 percent in December against last year, according to the latest retail footfall figures from Ipsos Retail Performance. Black Friday has been stated as the main reason for the drop, with Ipsos revealing that November average weekly footfall was up 27.7 percent. Dr. Tim Denison, […]

Debenhams is to close 19 stores in January as the company fights for survival after it went into administration last April. Between 11 and 25 January, 19 locations, including Wandsworth and Wimbledon in London, will be shuttered. A further 28 stores are due to be in 2021. Debenhams chief executive Stefaan […]

The retail crisis looks set to continue in the new decade as estimates of store closures and lost jobs will increase in comparison to 2019. The Centre for Retail Research predicts 171,669 job losses in 2020 (an increase of 19.8 percent) and 17,565 store closures (an increase of 9.3 percent). The Centre […]

Louis Vuitton has become one of the first luxury brands to respond to the impact of the ongoing anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The luxury brand will be closing one of its Hong Kong stores that was impacted by the protests. South China Morning Post reported that the brand will be closing its […]

The government has revealed that Swinton, Thornton Heath, and Cheadle will be among the first 14 high streets across England to benefit from a task force pilot scheme that aims to revitalise town centres. The pilot scheme of 20 areas across England that was announced in Summer 2019, has been designed […]

Shopper footfall for the post-Christmas sales period from December 26 to January 1 was down 4 percent, according to new figures from retail intelligence experts Springboard. Following a lacklustre two weeks in the lead up to Christmas, retailers were hoping to end the year on a positive note, however, […]

Luxury artisan house Varana has launched a one-of-a-kind boutique within ski resort Gstaad Palace, ahead of the high ski season to showcase its edit of woven cashmere separates for winter. Varana has transformed the Gstaad Palace’s alpine room to showcase its timeless silhouettes in an array of cosy, […]

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