John Lewis and Marks & Spencer’s have both slipped down the rankings in the annual YouGov BrandIndex, which compares BrandIndex Buzz scores for over 850 brands in 32 categories, to reveal the UK brands with the most positive brand noise during the last 12 months. Department store John Lewis, whose Christmas […]

American retailer Neiman Marcus has installed a MemoryMirror from MemoMi in its Walnut Creek, California store, which allows shoppers to compare in real-time how different outfits look on them, in a side-by-side comparison, as well as a 360-degree view. The mirror works via an iPad and records each […]

Small and medium-sized retailers are the least optimistic for growth in 2015, according to a new survey by YouGov commissioned by Npower Business. The research found that SMEs in the retail sector are lagging behind the UK’s manufacturing, business services, and hospitality and leisure sectors in terms […]

With the increasing demand for Click & Collect services throughout the UK, another delivery channel has been earmarked for growth to satisfy the consumers ever evolving shopping habits and needs. The value of the Pick up Drop Off (PUDO) channel is set to grow by 193 percent between 2014 and 2019, according […]

The number of retail administrations in England fell by 35 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to annual research from business advisory firm Deloitte. The research reveals that 119 retails entered into administration during 2014, compared with 183 in 2013, with almost a third of the appointments […]

Fashion and homes retailer Next has signed up as the third anchor for the 85 million pound extension to the Arndale Centre in Eastbourne, following in the footsteps of H&M. Legal and General Property said that Next, who are already present in the centre in a unit that will be demolished during the extension […]

US clothing company PVH Corp announced that it plans to close its Izod retail division by the end of fiscal year 2015. However, the company hopes that its growing Izod wholesale business will not be impacted. “The Izod retail business model can no longer achieve acceptable return metrics as a result […]

Fashion teen retailer Forever 21 has its sights on European market domination, as the retailer revealed plans to open 50 new stores in major cities over the next three years, including France, Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and the UK. The fast-fashion retailer […]

The start of a new year is bond to bring around change, something which US retailers JC Penney and Macy's have embraced whole heartedly. Earlier this week both department store groups revealed plans to welcome 2015 by improving business by focusing on smaller, better performing locations with less staff. […]

Is bigger better? It certainly seems to be for a number of international retailers, with leading fashion conglomerate Inditex announcing the acquisition of a 4,400 square meter commercial location in the heart of Soho, New York. The Spanish company aims to open "a global standard-setting Zara store" […]

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