US online giant Amazon has launched a new payment option for its UK customers, which lets them pay for more costly items in instalments. In a move which could see the online retailer win over customers from high street heavy weights such as John Lewis, Amazon UK new monthly payment choice, Amazon Pay […]

The Australian government is looking to increase the export of crocodile products, after protecting the reptile since the Seventies, because they claim there are now too many in the wild. Under a new Saltwater Crocodile Wildlife Trade Management Plan (WTMP), which came into effect at the start of 2016, […]

The New Year is not always bringing the joy of a white canvas. Formerly the day that marked the commence of sales, the first of January has now turned into a retailer’s nightmare: the dreaded ‘Boomerang Day’, when Christmas gift returns will reach their peak. Market sources estimate that more than 30 […]

British consumers are looking beyond retail to spend their disposable income, warns research from the KPMG and Ipsos Retail Think Tank, which states that retail growth is “unlikely to improve” in 2016. The research warns that the retail sector sales growth is set to drop back to around 1.7 percent in […]

Apparel and footwear prices declined 6.4 percent year on year last month, the largest decrease in prices within all of the UK's non-food categories, as retailers began to offer seasonal discounting for the festive trading period. Children's, women's and men's wear all reported accelerations in their […]

Italian statement footwear brand MOA, an acronym for Master of Arts, has launched into the UK exclusively at Harvey Nichols. The brainchild of two Florence-based designers, MOA founded in 2013, has become known for its art-meets-fashion approach to footwear, and the Italian brand has launched into Harvey […]

Italian design duo Dolce & Gabbana have unveiled their first hijab collection, created especially for the Muslim community. Muslim women cover their heads and arms as a dress code prescribed by Islam, however their fashion needs have been largely neglected by brands. Muslims make up 22 percent of the […]

British fashion retailer Jaeger is due to exit its Regent Street flagship store, where it has been a stalwart of the West-End for 80 years. The retailer will move to a smaller space in Chelsea, West London as American accessories brand Coach will take up its current premises. The news comes as a sale […]

Shoppers are getting the most out of the high street sales by employing a ‘hedge spending’ tactic, where they return items purchased at full price once they find them discounted, research has found. “This Christmas we have seen an unprecedented level of discounting with retailers extending their promotions […]

Eight out of ten small to medium-sized online retailers have stated in new research that they are “confident” that they will increase sales in 2016. The Royal Mail’s annual tracker study, which looks into the expectations and ambitions of SME e-tailers, reveals a growing business confidence from last […]

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