We Are Pop Up, the pop-up retail adviser that had a mission of making retail property in London easier to rent, has closed down after failing to secure “necessary funding”. The online retail pop-up marketplace launched in 2012 and connected brands with landlords looking to fill temporary store locations, […]

London - Italian luxury group Prada SpA aims to strengthen its retail network as well as its e-commerce arm in a bid to protect profit margins from a weaker demand. The group is set to introduce a new retail concept for Miu Miu by the end of the year and will counter new store openings with selective […]

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has officially become the world’s largest retailer, surpassing Wal-Mart, after it confirmed that its retail marketplace platforms surpassed 3 trillion yuan as measured by gross merchandise volume in the fiscal year ending in March 2016. In a statement on the retail […]

Royal Mail is to double the compensation it offers for its tracked products from 50 to 100 pounds, as it looks to further its appeal with online retailers and SMEs, as it exceeds the price of the average online shopping basket in 2015, which was 78 pounds. The increased compensation will apply to customers […]

Pinterest, the visual bookmarking social media platform, has opened up its Promoted Pins format to UK advertisers, with John Lewis and Tesco being named as early launch partners. The social platform that allows users to curate and share images and ideas via an online scrapbook of ‘Pins' launched the […]

Online retailer Amazon has teamed up with Barclays to use some of the bank’s branches in London as collection points for customer orders. The move is part of the e-tailers trial of delivery lockers across London, as part of its click-and-collect network to make it more convenient for its customers to […]

Luxury department store group, Harvey Nichols, has unveiled its new menswear department located within its flagship store on Knightsbridge, London. Officially opening its doors today, the new area occupies two lower ground floors, which have been refurbished over the past 9 months and marks the first […]

Next is the first major retailer to commit to opening a flagship store at the upcoming Thorpe Park retail park in east Leeds, a shopping and leisure development that is entering phase two of the scheme. The retail park will feature 300,000 square foot of retail, leisure, housing and office space as […]

If the world hasn't realized by now, H&M is addicted to opening stores. Last year, the brand planned to open one store a day throughout the year 2016. This year, they have that same goal in mind. After their earnings report was released this morning, they have announced that their 4000th store will […]

Designer Donna Karan is exploring options to expand her brand Urban Zen in India. She is looking at getting into the jewellery segment and working with local artisans and designers. Karan is keen about sustainable fashion and wants to connect with local partners and customers because she believes that […]

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