John Lewis is offering technology start-ups that have innovative ideas for new retail solutions the chance to win 100,000 pounds as part of its second JLab accelerator initiative. Run in association with technology entrepreneur Stuart Marks’ investment fund L Marks, the department store is looking to […]

More than half of UK consumers now say they “often” or “always use” digital wallet services, which store multiple card details, such as PayPal or MasterPass, to pay for goods online. According to a survey of 2,000 UK adults by digital payments experts Skrill, more than one in ten 18-24-year-olds now […]

"We are delighted to be opening a store in Azerbaijan, our first in the region," commented Stacey Cartwright, group Chief Executive of luxury British department store group Harvey Nichols on the opening of its debut store in Baku. "This market is fast becoming one of the top luxury retail destinations […]

Forever 21 is celebrating their grand opening on March 28 this Saturday. Forever 21 is opening two new Germany stores with a new store concept entitled “F21 Red.” The new concept has not yet been introduced in the European market. The new concept focus is on affordable basics that come in a wide range […]

Heritage and luxury label Burberry is preparing to expand its London flagship store on Regent Street this year. The new expansion will include a new area which will focus on the label's gifts and gifting, as well as an indoor cafe. "We are expanding our flagship store at 121 Regent Street to create […]

Footwear retailer Schuh has opened its first store outside of the UK and Ireland, in Oberhausen, Germany. The 2,000 square foot store marks Schuh’s first expansion push into mainline Europe, with reports suggesting that the footwear retailer is also looking to add further stores in northern Europe. […]

If Charlotte Olympia’s shoes for the recent Cinderella collaboration for Saks Fifth Avenue wasn’t enough to remind you that she is showing no signs of going anywhere, she’s decided to give you an even bigger reminder. In efforts to continue expanding her label she will be opening four new stand alone […]

Xiu.com, one of the leading online fashion retailers in China has announced the expansion of its logistic networks into Europe, following its foray into the US and Hong Kong, as the e-tailer aims to introduce more European brands into China. The fashion e-tailer has already established office and warehouses […]

Swedish fashion giant H&M announced a sharp rise in profits Tuesday as the company continues to expand with new outlets and online sales services. The group's net profits surged by 36 percent to 3.61 billion kronor (425 million dollars, 388 million euros) in the first quarter (December to February) […]

British department store group House of Fraser (HOF) has confirmed the opening of its first department stores in China, with the debut stores launching in second tier cities Nanjing, Xuzhou and Chongqing from spring 2016 onwards. Chief executive officer at HoF, Nigel Oddy, who was in Shanghai earlier […]

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