As retailers gear up for record discounting this Black Friday they will want to leverage data to know what shoppers are buying during lockdown. England is now half way through its second lockdown, but what are shoppers buying online? Has the semi closure of non-essential retail stores shifted normal […]

Reuters has reported that Ile de France Region president Valerie Pecresse has suggested that Paris allow some stores to reopen on Black Friday for shopping. “They need to be able to open from November 27 onwards, which is ‘Black Friday’,” Valerie Pecresse told BFM TV, saying that Paris’ smaller shops […]

Thom Browne is doing what few brands would dare to do right now, expanding their retail strategy. The brand will count 60 stores globally by the end of the year, with plans to add another 15 by 2021. The brand has grown to 200 million dollars in sales. The company’s success has been attributed to both […]

Some stores closed during lockdown may never reopen. Now in the midst of the holiday season, the peak sales period for many brands and fashion businesses, there is anguish amongst retail chief executives who fear of longterm damage to the UK’s high street if the second lockdown is extended. In an open […]

London’s Carnaby Street is trying to offer Christmas joy worldwide this year by launching the first-ever 360-degree virtual tour of its festive installation, which was unveiled earlier this month. While many people can get to Carnaby Street London due the current Covid-19 lockdown in England, the shopping […]

Clearpay, the ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ payment provider, has announced that its merchant partners can now offer their products to customers across the world. The move means that merchants can open their e-commerce sites to Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand customers, with the US being added […]

93 percent of retailers have upped their online offering as they are “cautiously optimistic about the festive shopping season”, according to new research by consultancy firm Capgemini. The research, which surveyed 851 retail managers across France, Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the UK and the […]

Klarna has introduced a new price drop widget to its iOS mobile app. The tool will allow consumers to stay informed on the latest deals and sales, particularly during the upcoming holiday shopping season. The widget is a permanent extension of the Klarna app experience, and works by rotating through […]

Kopenhagen Fur, the world’s largest fur trader, will be phasing out operations by 2023. The news was reported by WWD. The decision to shutdown business comes as Denmark must cull the country’s mink population due to mutation of the coronavirus passing from minks to humans. In the short term, it will […]

John Lewis is the latest UK retailer to reveal a Christmas advert campaign, with the company this year drawing inspiration from the kindness and togetherness shown by the British public during the pandemic. The two-minute advert, created by advertising agency adam&eveDDB, features a mixture of different […]

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