GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index remains stable at -6 in March. This is good news for retailers as the era of Brexit nearing hasn't yet had a greater negative impact in comparison with last month. Joe Staton, Head of Market Dynamics at GfK, stated: “No real upsets this month as the Barometer […]

'America First' is proving to be a difficult task for foreign companies, especially if they are forced to make their products locally in the USA in order to have access to its market. The 'America First' rhetoric was part of President Trump's election campaign, which boldly stated it would return manufacturing […]

London - Russell & Bromley is currently focusing on expanding throughout the UK, as the high-end footwear retailer is set to open its debut store in Birmingham's famous shopping centre, the Bullring. The move sees Russell & Bromley open its first store in the city, which will offer the retailer's full […]

London - Fears the impending Brexit have yet to defer international labels from flocking to the UK capital, as singer Drake has selected London to serve as the debut stage for his label's October's Very Own (OVO) first European store opening. Drake is set to open his first European store for OVO on […]

London - The question if luxury brands should be sold in online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay or Alibaba has now become a legal issue, and has reached the highest court in Europe. The case could change the industry at large as brands are looking to protect their own equity interests. The Court of Justice […]

London - The UK Fashion and Textile association has reached out to the fashion community to inform brands and retailers it is working across government to help secure the best possible outcome for the industry during the negotiations that lie ahead. Since the EU referendum, UKFT has been actively engaged […]

The British Retail Consortium has challenged students to write a paper on “cyber security risks facing the UK retail industry”, with a focus on how to tackle them, to be in with the chance to win up to 500 pounds. The competition is open to any students based at a UK higher education establishment and […]

London - Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB shows no signs of slowing down or fear of competition as the group has announced the launch of a brand new retail brand: Arket. The announcement comes as the H&M Group revealed a 7 percent sales increase in its first quarter sales to 28 February […]

Theresa May this week made her long awaited speech about triggering Article 50 to initiate the UK's divorce from Europe. For British fashion brands, retailers and businesses in general, there are enormous consequences to consider as without free trade between European nations many brands may not be […]

Fashion retailer H&M is to open its largest UK store at Westfield Stratford this month to bring a “global flagship” to London. H&M is relocating from its current store in Westfield Stratford to take up a unit spanning three floors and covering 54,616 square foot of sales space. The flagship will not […]

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