Tight-fisted shoppers, unsteady economic growth and a shrinking population: Japan doesn't exactly fit the image of a spending powerhouse these days. But you would never know it in Ginza -- Tokyo's answer to the Champs-Elysees or Fifth Avenue -- where a new 13-storey upscale mall is proving that Japan […]

The retail landscape is changing at such a speed brands are evidently failing to keep up. Perhaps that is why in the US in the first three months of 2017 there were nearly three thousand shop closures. That is nearly triple the 1,153 store closures that occurred in the same period in 2016. Retail bankruptcies, […]

Transport for London (TFL) has unveiled new plans to revolutionise one of London’s busiest shopping destinations, Oxford Street, which could see taxis and buses banned. The plans have been unveiled for consultation in a bid to reduce congestion, enhance hit quality and improve road safety for shoppers. […]

Online shoppers in the UK prefer next day delivery over other delivery and returns options, a new report has found. According to ecommerce agency Ampersand, over half of British consumers would opt for next day delivery if it was an option at check out, yet 18 percent of retailers fail to offer the […]

London as a prime destination for luxury goods has seen a return of high spending tourists, with Russian tax-free spending up 88 percent and American shoppers up 116 percent last month, according to London Luxury Quarter's latest report. The quarter, which includes the historic area of Mayfair, St James’s […]

The British Retail Consortium has launched its post-Brexit Tariff Roadmap for the next Government, highlighting Britain’s current import trade relationships, as well as the short-term risks and long-term opportunities for the UK’s global trading relationships. Helen Dickinson, British Retail Consortium […]

Cartier has entered into its first partnership with Net-a-Porter for an e-commerce exclusive that will see the launch of a pop-up shop to welcome its Panthère de Cartier watch, a timepiece from the early eighties. The newly reinstated collection will comprise of 12 models across yellow gold, rose gold, […]

British online fashion retailer Boden will open womenswear concessions in five John Lewis department stores from October, bringing Boden’s clothing to the UK high street for the first time. The first five concessions will launch in John Lewis shops in Oxford Street, London, Cambridge, Reading, Southampton […]

Westgate Oxford, the new shopping centre to open in Oxford this October, has added another 6 retailers including Levi’s and Skechers to its line-up. The new 800,000 square foot shopping centre, will be anchored by a 140,000 square foot John Lewis and will offer the Oxford area a strong mix of designer […]

Britons are spending more than any other nation online, as internet sales have jumped by more than a quarter according to a new report which analyses how the UK uses payment cards online reveals. Card spending on the internet totalled 154 billion pounds in the UK in 2016, averaging 422 million pounds […]

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