The value of Scottish retail sales fell 0.3 percent in the final quarter of 2015, and by 0.9 percent annually, according to the latest Retail Sales Index for Scotland. This is in contrast to the value of retail sales in Great Britain increasing by 0.1 percent in volume during the fourth quarter of 2015, […]

7-Eleven is famous for offering a variety of services in Japan, but now they can also add Uniqlo delivery pick-up location to the list of things they do. This morning, Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo chain said they will be launching a service on February 16 that allows consumers to place orders through Uniqlo’s […]

While consumers took more to online shopping than the high street over Christmas, they didn't forsake it during the January sales as the high street bounced back after a lacklustre holiday season. Overall sales last month grew an impressive 1.4 percent, driven mainly by a strong first fortnight when […]

London - As US online giant Amazon was denied regulatory approval for its flying drones in America, the company has decided to look elsewhere for the trial of its Amazon Prime Air delivery service, namely the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. Jeff Bezos, founder and Chief Executive Officer at Amazon confirmed […]

There seems to be little slowing down the expansion of fashion e-tailer Farfetch. The online retailer, which recently signed its 400th global retail partner, is set to launch its debut beauty section with Space NK Apothecary. In addition, Farfetch will also unveil its new category: children’s wear in […]

British fashion retailer Jaeger is set to shut three loss-making stores during the first four months of the year. The store closures come not long after the high-street retailer announced plans of its exit from its Regent Street flagship store in exchange for a smaller located in Chelsea. Jaeger sold […]

British shop prices fell slightly by 1.8 percent year-on-year in January, following a 2 percent drop in December, meaning that prices have fallen for the 33rd month in a row. The figures released by the British Retail Consortium and Nielsen in the monthly shop price index show that non-food deflation […]

Supermarket giant Tesco is to give a pay increase of up to 3.1 percent to its employees in the UK, taking the hourly rate of pay for established employees to 7.62 pounds an hour. The two-year deal includes a rise in the base rate of pay for all store staff and will mean established staff will receive […]

In spite of fears concerning an economic slowdown in China, with the devaluation of the Yuan and stock market troubles causing luxury retailers to question the demand from Chinese consumers anno 2016, retail tourism experts Global Blue believe that the Chinese New Year, which runs from February 8 to […]

UK retail crime is at the highest peak since records began. The cost of retail crime in the UK soared to 613 million pounds last year, according to new figures from The British Retail Consortium (BRC). That was a 2 percent rise on 2014 and three times higher than in 2007-2008, the BRC noted. The average […]

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