PRONOVIAS, the leading global luxury bridal brand, continues its U.S. expansion with the opening of their new boutique at Copley Place in Boston, MA. This is the brand’s fifth U.S. store. As part of the bridal brand’s growth acceleration strategy in North America, Pronovias recently opened their new […]

New York – Retailers struggles to stay relevant in an ever-competitive marketplace have permeated the online world. According to a recent report, the number of online retailers in distress has risen by 65 per cent over the past three years to 9,000. Data analysed by insolvency firm Begbies Traynor show […]

Springboard’s weekly footfall shows the last weekend before Christmas, dubbed the shopper’s “Super Saturday”, didn’t happen. Footfall increased 7.2 percent from the week before but this uplift was not enough to drive an annual rise, which recorded a year on year decline in footfall of -7.2 percent. […]

Consumer confidence received a boost as optimism for the economy over the coming year increased. According to the GFK Consumer Confidence Index, UK consumer confidence increased by three points to -11 for December, the biggest increase since 2016. Joe Staton, Client Strategy Director at GFK, said: “There’s […]

Moncler has opened its first Genius pop-up in London for the festive season in Harrods. The festive concept takes over Harrods Brompton Road Exhibition Windows, with Moncler Pupazzo, an alpine puppet character, being the star of the show as he glides down mountain installations finessing his unique […]

The ‘No Japan’ boycott is driving Korean shoppers to Europe, according to new research from Global Blue, with the UK seeing a 9 percent and 12 percent rise in tax free spend during the third and second quarters of 2019 respectively. This in contrast to Korean tax-free spend in Japan, which decreased […]

Slowear has opened Slowear18 in Milan. The new Made in Slowear clothing concept store, is a combination of a mixology bar, café and a clothing store, the integration of the activities creating an overall synergy in the space. The clothing store and coffee shop are all day, while the mixology bar and […]

IN PICTURES While the retailers have been embracing festive collections and displays in the run-up to Christmas, luxury brands and designers have also been getting in the Christmas spirit by designing Christmas trees and immersive experiences for hotels, restaurants and shopping areas, from the highly […]

Over the past few years the retail landscape has been evolving at rocket speed with 2020 set to be the definitive year of immersive retailing. The much talked about ‘store of the future’ must, in fact, become reality today. As digital and bricks & mortar strategies merge to co-exist, the retail […]

A dash for last minute Christmas shopping will see visitors to London’s West End spend 136 million pounds in final weekend. The New West End Company, the business representing over 600 West End retailers, said an expected footfall of 1.7 million visitors over the coming days will be an expected 6 percent […]

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