British brand Jack Wills has reportedly received a 10 million pound cash injection from an unnamed Italian investor. According to Sky News, a wealthy Italian family office - and investor in Jack Wills' existing majority shareholder, BlueGem Capital Partners - gave the much-needed cash injection several […]

Which countries make the most ‘Black Friday’ online searches? Although the Americans invented the Black Friday shopping bonanza, it’s not in the US that the discount event has received the most online attention. Instead, it’s far away in the African continent that people are most actively engaged with […]

Independent retailers across the UK have been hit hard by Black friday discounts, according to data from leading retail management platform Vend. While in-store spending for independent fashion retailers over the Black Friday period was 55 percent higher than on an average week, the discounting rate […]

Westfield Stratford City in East London has attracted 50 million visitors in the last year, hitting the milestone for the first time. Since opening in 2011, Westfield Stratford, owned by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, has welcomed more than 323 million visitors, and generated retail sales of more than 7.4 […]

SMCP, the parent company of Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot opened doors to its first two free-standing stores in Mexico City for Sandro and Maje in the Artz Pedregal mall, through a partnership with Retail Fashion Group, a subsidiary of Grupo Sordo Madaleno. Commenting on these openings, Daniel Lalonde, […]

STUDY A recent survey by US merchandising platform First Insight found out that there is a significant perception gap among consumers and senior retail executives. For instance, whereas the latter dismiss the impact pricing has on purchasing decisions, consumers regard it as quite important. While 40 […]

Slowear Venezia, the all-Italian retail concept store, has opened its second Tokyo location in Marunouchi. This new store features an increased number of products and sharing spaces. The new location also introduces a more modern, eclectic concept for Slowear Venezia. With the help of Visual Display, […]

Black Friday was of little help to the struggling UK high street. Brick and mortar stores have seen a 5.4 percent decline in footfall, according to retail software company Springboard. Shopping centres were the most hit, with a drop of 8.3 percent in attendance last Friday in comparison to the year […]

Leboncoin, a company which can be described as “the French eBay”, has announced the acquisition of second-hand fashion platform Videdressing. Founded in 2009 and present in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium, Videdressing receives an average of 3 million visitors a month. Details […]

Owner of Sports Direct Mike Ashley has threatened to close all 17 of his stores in Intu Properties' shopping centres, after the landlord refused to accept Ashley’s terms on four House of Fraser locations, The Sunday Times reported. If Ashley goes through with the threat, 17 stores - consisting of Sports […]

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