Retail sales stabilised in the year to January, remaining well below average for the time of year, but are expected to grow in february, according to new data from the CBI Distributive Trades Survey. Sales volumes fell in the majority of retail sub-sectors, with clothing (-43 percent) and footwear and […]

A 300 million pound project to add 30,000 square feet of new retail space to Oxford Street in London has been given the green light. Westminster City Council agreed to the project which would see six buildings demolished between Oxford Street, Berwick Street and Wardour Street to make room for the development. […]

Armani is giving its Madison Avenue flagship a unique update. The luxury brand plans to redevelop the New York Giorgio Armani boutique at 760 Madison Avenue into a residence - while still maintaining its retail element. The Armani Group has partnered with SL Green, New York’s largest commercial property […]

Meet Scout, Amazon’s new self-driving device for small package delivery. The device is the size of a small cooler and rolls along sidewalks at a walking pace. The giant e-tailer started using Scout this week to deliver packages in Snohomish County, Washington, with the intention to expand its use to […]

On the surface the latest quarterly results issued by Burberry were positive, with a one percent rise in comparable store sales. But these figures are not likely to keep Burberry's investors from Brexit anxiety, as the country edges closer to not achieving a deal with the European Union. A no-deal Brexit […]

John Lewis & Partners has announced that it will close its Knight & Lee store in Southsea, putting 127 staff jobs at risk of being lost. John Lewis said that the decision to close the 35,000 square foot store - which is the smallest in the company’s estate - was made after a commercial opportunity arose […]

Ralph Lauren is set to be the latest brand to open at Liverpool One this Spring, following in the footsteps of Arket, Cos and Armani Exchange, who all joined the shopping centre’s impressive portfolio last year. The new store will span 1,900 square feet and will include both womenswear and menswear […]

2018 was a difficult year for the struggling UK high street. Now, new figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reveal that some 70,000 jobs were lost in the UK retail sector in the final months of 2018, with the busy winter months doing little to help a decline in staff demand. The number of […]

Asos is to become the latest fashion retailer to delve into the world of own-brand homeware next month, as the online giant announces the launch of its Asos Supply collection. From statement cushions to bright desk lamps and quirky wall mirrors, the collection looks to satisfy minimalists and curators […]

An exhibit featuring pieces from the Redress Design Awards 2018 opened at Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam. The diverse array of collections were made entirely from waste, ranging from the usual suspects of dead stock textile and surplus materials from manufacturing, to more unusual contributors […]

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