The Black Friday discount period, once restricted to the US market, has undoubtedly made a name for itself in the UK, but the shopping bonanza seems to have somewhat lost its buzz in recent years. Well, according to new research by British property development company Hammerson, there is something that […]

With Black Friday just around the corner, online giant Amazon has suffered a major data breach that saw customers’ emails and names being posted on the company’s website. The website announced in an email that the breach was the result of a technical issue. Customers affected by the data breach were […]

Joining Black Friday, the American discounting frenzy that is slowly taking over other countries, may seem like a win-win situation. By offering generous discounts, retailers can attract new customers and increase earnings by selling larger quantities than usual, right? Well, not so much. While some […]

Major London landlord Grosvenor is opening a new ‘premium yet affordable’ multi-brand concept store on its London Estate at 55 Duke Street, in North Mayfair on the 22 November. The concept store - just a stone’s throw from Oxford Street - will offer menswear and womenswear, as well as gifts and accessories […]

Struggling lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is bringing back its swimwear range, discontinued in 2016. Stuart Burgdoerfer, CEO of the label’s parent company, L Brands, said in an earnings call that swimsuits will be relaunched in the spring of 2019. But swimwear is not the only product category Victoria’s […]

UK retail giant Marks & Spencer has found itself in hot water after a photo of a window display at its Nottingham store was shared online and branded as "grotesque" and "vomit-inducing". A photo of the display window - which has been shared widely on social media - shows women’s ‘must-have fancy little […]

Jigsaw has taken a U-turn on its 2015 pledge to not take part in Black Friday, as the UK retailer joins the winter shopping bonanza for the first time this year. Despite releasing a ‘pricing manifesto’ three years ago which stated that it would not take part in the discount season, a statement on the […]

Monsoon’s Accessorize has reported a 65 percent customer conversion rate rise online after switching to a new social technology which allows user generated content (UGC) to be collected from social media platforms and displayed as a gallery on its website. The UK accessories retailer is using Curalate’s […]

Retailers across the UK are developing ‘Sixty Second Security’ strategies to protect staff and customers from potential terrorist attacks. The strategy, which is led by Counter Terrorism Policing UK, is part of a wider ‘Protect and Prepare’ campaign which aims to give retailers and businesses improved […]

US womenswear label Anine Bing is set to open its first store in the UK, in London’s Mayfair next month in time for Christmas. The premium label has taken a 10-year lease on a two-storey unit located at 3 Grosvenor Street. Formerly occupied by Starbucks, the 1,340 square foot store spans across the […]

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