Consumers who care about how and where their clothing was made are now able to see how sustainable their favourite brands are via the app Good on You, which ranks brands on sustainability. The app, which is available for Android and iOS, considers the three criteria environment, labour rights and animal […]

High-street retailer River Island has teamed up with London-based tech start-up Shutl this holiday season to offer consumers more control over their deliveries. The 'Click and Don't Collect' service is the first of its in-store collection option to offer customers more control over their deliveries. […]

The UK is the world’s third-most popular destination for international online shoppers, after the US and China, according to new research from PayPal. UK retailers attracted some 86.4 million online shoppers in the last 12 months, making it the third biggest online exporter worldwide out of the 29 countries […]

Retailers across London’s West End are preparing for the Black Friday rush, as predictions released by the New West End Company, state that nearly 100 million pounds could be spent in the area in just 24 hours. Black Friday is already expected to be a record-breaking day for retailers across the UK, […]

Butikku, Europe’s only dedicated retailer of luxury Japanese womenswear designers, has opened a pop-up boutique in London’s Connaught Village for Christmas. The pop-up, which will be open for the next six weeks, sits alongside the Japanese Kurobuta restaurant and the Japanese-inspired ‘Kokoro’ brand […]

With the holiday season inching closer each day, retailers across the globe are faced with mounting concerns ranging from decline in consumer spending, fierce competition from aggresive discounting and steep drop in tourism following terrorist attacks in Paris, Beruit and Mali. As more consumers invest […]

British department store group House of Fraser is set to unveil shoppable windows this Black Friday as part of its Christmas campaign and overall scheme to transform its store-only shoppers into multichannel shoppers. As one of the first retailers to use iBeacon mannequins last summer, HoF will enable […]

After the Paris terrorist attacks earlier this month, analysts are already forecasting a retail nightmare for the month of November. But sales were already down, according to tax-refund company Global Blue, who said Europe’s tourists spent less in October. European tourist spending increased just 1.6 […]

Sustainable clothing retailer People Tree has joined forces with fair trade retailers Divine and Traidcraft to offer an alternative to the shopping bonanza known as Black Friday, namely 'Just Friday.' 'Just Friday' is an initiative designed encourage consumers to take the shopping discount day more […]

A quarter of shoppers said they regretted purchases on last year's Black Friday and returned at least some of the items bought, according to a survey by retail consultancy Blue Yonder. Enthusiasm for the discount extravaganza seems to be leveling off this year, despite shoppers forecast to spend 1.9 […]