Imports of counterfeit and pirated goods are worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year, 461 billion dollars, accounting for around 2.5 percent of global imports, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office. […]

Footfall dropped by 2.7 percent in March in comparison to the same period last year across all UK retail destinations, as poor weather conditions combined with the early Easter took full effect. Footfall for the five weeks from February 28 to April 2 was lower than the 1.1 percent decline reported the […]

Irish value fashion retailer opened its debut store in Arese Milan, Italy to much fanfare on Thursday. An online video tour of the store received over 141.000 views on Facebook alone the first night it was posted, highlighting the retailer's ongoing appeal. It's foray into Italy marks Primark's entry […]

Gant is set to open its debut store Leeds's acclaimed Victoria Gate later this year. The US fashion brand, which recently relaunched its brand image, is set to open a 230 square meter store in the 165 million pound development. "We are very excited to be opening a new Gant store in the Victoria Gate […]

The Heart of Manchester Business Improvement District, which encompasses more than 380 retailers across the city, has launched a new Mystery Shopping campaign to evaluate the retailers in the city centre for the quality of their customer service. The unannounced visits to shops in Manchester’s central […]

The Great British High Street is launching its first ‘digital hubs’ as it looks to make UK high streets the most “digitally engaged” in the world, starting with pilots in Cheltenham and Gloucester. Part of the ‘digital high street programme’ being led by Home Retail Group chief executive John Walden […]

PayPal, which offers online shoppers an alternative to paying by card, is expanding beyond its digital wallet to offer UK shoppers PayPal Credit to spend online and spread the cost in instalments of up to 24 months. Available to existing and new PayPal account holders, customers can apply to add a credit […]

The reality of 'see now, buy now' is coming one step closer to consumers as Tommy Hilfiger is expected to sign a major e-commerce partnership deal enabling customers to purchase the looks directly after being shown on the catwalk. From September the American brand will align its fashion week and retail […]

American Apparel has been making headlines this week for its latest round of job cuts. The ailing retailer emerged from bankruptcy protection in February and in a bid to re-build the company 500 workers have lost their jobs so far. American Apparel employs about 4,600 in the Souther California region, […]

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, […]

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