London - American department store Sears is launching ‘Showcase at Sears’ a shop-in-shop experience that brings 10 well known European and Latin American apparel brands to the US, which are new or less familiar in America. Launching in five New York stores this autumn, the Showcase will feature men's […]

Department store John Lewis is set to invest 9 million pounds in revamping its beauty halls across a number of its branches as it looks to use beauty to drive footfall. Beauty is a major push for the department store as the market for face creams, makeup and perfumes continues to perform well, rising […]

Spending on contactless cards in the first six months of the year has already outstripped contactless spending for the whole of 2015, according to new research from the UK Cards Association. Contactless payments has already accounted for 9 billion pounds in sales in the first half of the year, out performing […]

The search for the best high street store on Twitter has begun, as part of the larger, Great British High Street competition. Twitter has teamed up with the Great British High Street to launch a new competition category this year - Best Shop on Twitter. The category is open to independent stores on […]

Cybercrime can be a retailer's worst nightmare, and last week fashion sports chain Eddie Bauer announced malware led to a breach of its point of sale systems. This meant any customers who shopped at its stores in the USA or Canada using a debit or credit card over the past seven months, from January […]

London’s Westfield shopping centres experienced an increase in the number of overseas tourists visiting in July, which helped boost the average international spend by around 60 percent at both centres. Westfield London saw an average international consumer spend increase from 110 pounds in July 2015 […]

Cabot Circus, in Bristol, is set to welcome fashion retailers COS and Monki, who are set to open stores in the centre before Christmas this year. Both retailers have signed to open their debut stores in the region as they focus strengthening their presence within the country's main retail destinations, […]

​​ Tourists visiting the UK have been able to benefit from the drop in the value of the pound following the Brexit vote in June, with retailers in London's West End enjoying a boost in spend. Sales at West End retailers reached 400 million pounds in July as wealthy tourist rushed to spend their money, […]

Berlin-based e-commerce giant Zalando is expanding its network of logistics with two new locations in Paris, France, and Stettin in Poland. The online fashion platform counts nearly 19 million customers in 15 European markets, and it's new logistics centers will enable the German business to streamlines […]

Marks & Spencer may be Britain's best-loved department store, but it's performance has been consistently sliding, especially its fashion and womenswear departments which robustly fail to meet both investor and customer expectations. Sales are expected to remain weak through the rest of 2016 year and […]

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